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Monday 28 March 2022

Visitors

We anticipate our first hike and picnic for this year but the wait continues. While it doesn’t have to be warm, the wind has been the ever present deterrent in the last few weeks. On our only pleasant day in recent weeks we had appointments. Meanwhile, Georgie, the golden grand-dog is visiting while her family is out of town. 





We enjoy taking Georgie to the boardwalk, a place she loves and where we see some visitors to the island.


The arrival of our warm weather feathered friends has begun. The Red-winged Blackbirds came back this past week and announced their arrival with their calls from the trees overlooking the stream. 





We suspect the males are calling their lady friends.


Along the water’s edge at the mouth of the stream, another visitor, a lone Kildeer fed along the icy shoreline. 





It was puffed up against the cold. Its arrival is a bit premature according to conditions along the shoreline.


While the squirrels have been out and about all winter, now the chipmunks are emerging from their nests and burrows having weathered another winter. This one is enjoying the spotlight.





Georgie enjoys the area immensely. There is never a shortage of other dogs walking with their owners and she sniffs every one and the scent along the trail of those who have gone before. Georgie watches over my husband and I as we walk. She doesn’t want to be out of sight of either of us. Usually he is in the lead with her, while I lag behind taking photos. Georgie stops every so often to see where I am. If I am what she judges to be too far behind, she plants her feet and refuses to move until I catch up. She does the same if my husband is the one following. 





We seniors stick together as we enjoy what nature has to offer.



45 comments:

Boud said...

Lovely time with the visiting dog. I like how she keeps her people together!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We are right on the cusp of spring now, Marie. A little patience is all that is required.

Hena Tayeb said...

Aww he's a beauty.

Susie of Arabia said...

Such cute creatures in today's post! Soon enough you'll be going out on your walks.
We've actually had the windows open here at night for a change.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Georgie looking back at you photo is a painting waiting for a brush. Beautiful Spring!

Bill said...

Georgie knows how to be comfortable, that's for sure. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
Georgie is so cute, she is watching over you. Love the bird captures, the Killdeer is so sweet. It is great seeing signs of Spring. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

Debbie said...

georgie is so cute!! we have the same visitors returning, the image of the chipmunk is stunning, mine have been very busy as well!!

Elephant's Child said...

Spring looks to be very almost there. Thank you (and your golden caretaker) for the beautiful photos.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Spring brings EVERYBODY out!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

LOVE how Georgie is very protective of you!!!!!!

One of our son/his wife's dogs is Georgie. A bigggg Swiss Mountain Dog. :-)

🌸🌱🌷🌱🌺🌱🌼🌱🌸

DJan said...

I always love to see Georgie when she visits. Thanks for the great photos! :-)

photowannabe said...

Oh I love your Georgie...I miss our Granddogger visiting now that she has gone over the rainbow bridge...
I love your sweet pups watchful care over you and your hubby.
It looks pretty brisk out there but a wonderful walk all the same.
Sue

Lorrie said...

In Spring time everyone wants to be outdoors! I love the song of the red-winged blackbird. I hope things warm up for you soon, and the wind dies down.

William Kendall said...

I haven't seen chipmunks yet, but that doesn't mean they're not around.

It's cold here today. The temperatures are due to moderate on Wednesday.

Georgie having a snooze is an appealing sight.

peppylady (Dora) said...

She look like good girl. I hope to get few bird picture in near future.
Coffee is on and stay safe

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad you're getting out again, spring is taking a long time coming.

Joanne Noragon said...

How fun that Georgie keeps track of everyone.

Red said...

It's good that you have a reason to get out on the trails. Dogs make people get out.

Retired Knitter said...

I really really love your wild life pictures. So crystal clear. You must have a great camera. But that pooch! Such a dear dear dog!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It still looks mighty chilly to me! I enjoyed my first prolonged sit-in-the-sun yesterday, closing my eyes and listening to the sounds of nature. The little chiffchaff was the only visitor I heard, though others are also arriving. I'm glad to see that you have Georgie organising your walks.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Sounds like so much fun babysitting for your grand dog. I love the photo of the chipmunk. We do not see chipmunks where we live in Philadelphia. Your photos are beautiful . Thanks.

NGS said...

Having a dog around makes all the mundane activities seem more exciting, doesn't it?

Tabor said...

That is so sweet the way the dog wants the "pack" to stay close.

Pam said...

Nice visitors to have come out for pics to be made.

Anvilcloud said...

Ya gotta love how the dog does that and your observation about seniors sticking together. πŸ˜€

Helen said...

So hard to believe it is spring, especially as I see on the webcam, that it has been snowing all day.
Georgie is absolutely adoreable and the chipmunk just the sweetest.
What a shame you were busy on that lovely day. This walk looks very bracing and invigorating.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

how sweet that Georgie keeps an eye out for you ... while the adorable little chipmunk is having a grand time too.

Shammickite said...

Good for Georgie, she knows how to look after her people. She's getting quite white around the muzzle isn't she. My granddog Tessa (golden doodle) is 14-1/2 now, she is still fairly lively but definitely starting to slow down a bit. And she's deaf!

margi said...

I like the photo of the chipmunk, but I'm not familiar with it. I'm googling now.. Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

Georgie is the perfect hiking companion. So sweet to keep an eye on whichever one of you is the straggler.

Mage said...

We do, we do.

Danielle L Zecher said...

That's so sweet that Georgie checks on you. It sounds like she's having a great visit with you.

I hope you get some warmer weather soon.

Liz Hinds said...

Good for Georgie. George is like that too. Doesn't like us to be too far apart.

Lux - About Life and Love blog said...

Georgie stole my heart and he can keep it.

Lea said...

Great photos!
I especially like the Chipmunk!
Have a wonderful weekend!

The Padre said...

Absolutely Lovely

Cheers

Black Knight said...

Great photos. I love the animals and Georgie is so cute: the perfect friend for outdoor activities.
Now that I am a retired man I also enjoy more the nature and the hidden corners of the cities.

Catarina said...

I'm glad to see you are finally enjoying the outdoors. I don't even remember when was the last time I went to the park. Either it's raining, or snowing, or it is too windy... or I'm too busy. I hope to see this winter over for good!!

Violet said...

awesome shots

baili said...

how nice you guys are back to walk again dear Marie :)

i really feel happy for you as it seems along with you i too wait for spring in your exceptionally beautiful area .

birds images are delightful and so is the story of your darling Georgie :)

Glenda Beall said...

Love Georgia and he loves you. Your bird photos are beyond excellent. I think I feel the feathers of birds in your shots. When I say I would love to live in Nova Scotia, people say you would not like the winter, but your winter seems full of life and very pretty. I am glad you will soon have some spring weather.

Rose said...

Oh, I know I would love Georgie! I bet she loves staying with you two.

Polly said...

Oh my word that chipmunk is just adorable. Georgie is so cute. They do like to know where we are.

Susie of Arabia said...

Love the stripes on the kildeer. I'm sure Georgie enjoys getting out now that it's warming up.