Squirrels, Squiddles, SQRLS

image is a photograph of "spats" the grey squirrel perched with all four feet on a porch railing looking directly into the camera with what looks like a curious smile. he has a white belly, grey fur with rusty-brown  tips. his paws have red-brown fur that look like spats.

I have been having a war with the squirrels for a few years now.

When I first planted my garden over two decades ago, they mostly left it alone. But as the years have passed, they have become more and more aggressive. I have tried absolutely everything you can possibly imagine to deter them, but to no effect.

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Norwood Fair 2017

The Norwood Fair.

Always the same. Always a little bit different. Always fun. Always worth the drive. This year was no different. And the light was so beautiful that I got way too many great photos.

So rather then post a few, here’s a whole bunch to feast on during this harvest season.

Big Skies, Little Critters

image of distant late summer country side under puffy clouds from the top of the first hill of the harold town trailsI went for a walk with a friend out at the Harold Town Conservation Area this week. I had never been to this beautiful park before. The view from the top of the first hill on the trail (above) is well worth the climb, especially at this colourful time of year. Read more “Big Skies, Little Critters”