Friday, March 3, 2017

"In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down"

After a week of mild temperatures we woke up to very cold temperatures yesterday morning. The high on Wednesday was in the 50's while Thursday struggled to get out of the 20's.
But all the Spring birds continue to come back.
Grackle's and Red Winged Blackbirds are everywhere.
I haven't been able to get a decent photo of the Blackbirds yet.
Another blogger had photos of cowbirds which I haven't spotted yet.
This poor Mourning Dove has been at the feeders the last few days. She seems to have a bad foot along with white spots over various ports of her body. I googled and couldn't find out what it is. She eats heartily and flew away fine enough.
Tuesday was such a beautiful mild day I didn't want to wait until Chuck arrived home from work to go for a walk so I headed out myself. I was gone 90 minutes as I stopped frequently to take photos.
One of our local creeks was running quite quickly due to all the rain we have had. This portion of the creek is outside our local gym. The patrons could see me scaling the banks of the creek while they were working out. I am sure they thought I was nuts!
I had some company along the way.
I stopped for a very long freight train.
There is a lovely street a couple streets over from our house that has a great mixture of older and newer homes. This lovely house has a sign that reads "White Cottage".
Love the gingerbread work on this one.
I love the colour scheme on this home. This one was in need of a few repairs but the gardens are lovely.
Finally was able to get a decent photo of Miss Kitty and Punkin eating.
Thirty three years ago today at 3:00 p.m two kids got married. Everyone said we were too young (we were 20 and 23) and we were going to have a tough time (which we did on occasion) but here we are!
I know I showed this photo in January but it is the most recent photo!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Take care.
Robin

49 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary, we just had number 32 on Feb 8th. but this was our second marriage. I married to young in 63, 2 weeks after I turned 19 and it did not work, so happy yours did, but my second works fine... love those old houses and your kitties are so sweet. our dog Jake's nickname is punkin

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    1. Hi Sandra, Thank you for your anniversary wishes! I know we probably should have waited a few years to get married but we just did not want to wait. :)
      I love old homes, we lived in a 100 year old home when we first were married and that started the love affair.
      Have a good day!

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  2. Happy, happy anniversary Robin, to you and Chuck! I hope the Fates grant you 30+ happy years together. ♥

    Love the sky shots, especially that crescent moon.

    As for scaling creek banks...lol. Oh, my...I've been on my knees, wide butt up in the air on the sidewalk along Gardiners Road (major street, the one that runs out past PetSmart, HomeDepot, etc.), getting snail pics, have climbed down embankments, up and down this and that. Anything for a photo of something that catches the eye! I'm not sure I'd be on the sidewalk again now, though...getting down is easy, it's the getting back up. LOL.

    Anyway, have a splendid day, both of you. Do something special for yourselves, treat yourselves. (New camera??!!)

    See you soon!

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    1. I meant I hope the Fates grant you 30+ MORE years together!!!

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    2. Hi Kim, thanks so much for your anniversary wishes.
      To get a great photo I will pretty well do anything! Glad I have a partner (you) in crime with that!
      A new camera is still being considered. We have to figure out which one. There is so much choice as you know.
      Have a good day and we will see you on Sunday!

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  3. Hello! Happy Anniversary! Love this collection of photos and your kitties. I love the White cottage, very cute. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hi Eileen, thank you very much!
      The White Cottage was adorable. Lots of beautiful woodwork over all the windows
      Have a wonderful weekend too!

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  4. Aw, congratulations on a long and lovely marriage!!

    Our Grackles and RW Blackbirds are back so early this year. :(

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    1. Hi Natalie, thanks so much. The years seem to have flown by.
      What a strange, strange winter! I know you love the cold and snow but I can't wait to get out in the gardens.
      Take care of yourself, don't overdo!

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  5. Happy Anniversary!!!!! I don't know of any marriage that hasn't had a few tough times one way or the other.

    Enjoyed your photos, too.

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    1. Hi Rose, Thank you for your kind wishes. Thankfully the great times outweigh the tough times by far!
      Hope you and Roger are well.
      Have a good weekend!

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  6. Happy Anniversary. You two are still beautiful and in love after all these years! Thank you for taking us on this walk with you. A truly love journey.

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    1. Hi Robin, thank you so much! It was such a beautiful, mild day on Wednesday I couldn't resist taking the camera. Normally I don't has it takes extra long to get our walk in. I could doddle along since I was on my own.
      Enjoy your weekend, I hope your weather has improved!

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  7. Happy anniversary, what a beautiful photo of you both xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl, thank you so much. Neither one of us really care for our photo being taken but I wanted to have a more recent one of us and Kim always takes great photos.
      Enjoy your Friday!

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  8. Congratulations!

    I love your photo of the moon.

    And of the creeks, and sweet local homes. Love "Gingerbread" homes!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hi Luna, thank you!
      I thought you would enjoy the photo of the moon. It was so easily visible that night.
      I do enjoy looking at old homes too.
      Take care!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful photos of you two.
    I loved the pics from your walk. I have always loved to look at houses and the gingerbread trim is so sweet...those bricks look hand-made. Wonder how old that house is?
    Of course, I love cats, too. My kitties are soaking up sun in the windows this morning.
    Always a joy to visit with you. You and Chuck have a great weekend. xoxo Mildred

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    1. Hello Mildred, thank you for your anniversary wishes. I appreciate it.
      A number of the older homes around us were built in the late 1890's. I would love to have a peek inside!
      After a quick snowstorm this morning the sun is blazing here too. I love to see kitties soaking up the sun.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment Mildred.
      Take care.

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  10. fryday flounder waves two ewe miss kitty & punkin; hope everee onez doin soooper grate; N hay, a most happee annie fursary two mom N dad ♥♥♥♥♥ ....heerz two another 33; heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health... N two all de catz ...heerz two a slender snipe eel kinda week oh end ! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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    1. Thank you everyone at trout towne for your kind anniversary wishes. All the kitties here say Hi to everyone there.
      Have a wonderful weekend too!

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  11. Happy Anniversary! If it's worth having, it's worth working for! I wonder if that mourning dove has vitiligo?

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    1. Thank you so much! I did go look up vitiligo and it does look like what the bird has. I will keep an eye out for her. As I said she appears plump and is eating well so hopefully she is alright.
      Have a good weekend!

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  12. Happy Anniversary. Love the wedding dance photo! There is a lot to love in this post: The silhouette of trees in the first photo, the crescent smile in the second photo, the gingerbread house. Wonderful!

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    1. Hi Marcie, thanks so much! My Dad took the wedding dance photo and he had said something silly. That explains the funny expression on my face.
      I am so glad you enjoyed the photos.
      Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. Happy anniversary! Wishing you many, many more happy days together.

    Loved looking at your photos today. As we are currently house hunting, the house photos really made my day. I think I would love living in the one with the bricks and gingerbread trim. It's so cute!

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    1. Hi Dee, thank you for your kind anniversary wishes.
      I read in one of your posts that the market is tight in your area. We went through the same thing last year before we bought this house. Some of the houses in this area were sold even before the signs were put up on the lawns.
      Good luck with your house hunting!

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  14. Happy anniversary. You both have aged like fine wines. Even better after 33 years!

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    1. Hi Mitchell, thanks for the anniversary wishes. You are as charming as you are handsome.
      Hope you and S.G. have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Happy Anniversary to you both! I am so happy to see your post today, and I love every single one of your photos! I wish you all the best and many more years to come! I love your posts and photography, thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Hi Linda, thank you, you are so kind. I enjoy your blog very much. Your videos brighten my day.
      Have a lovely weekend!

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  16. I loved seeing all your photos as always.
    I'm sure people think I'm nuts too walking in all kinds of weather. : )
    We were 20 and 22 when we got married.
    Happy Anniversary and may you have many many more.

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    1. Hi Karen, Thank you for your anniversary wishes. The years just seem to have flown by!
      Hope all your snow melts soon.
      Take care.

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  17. Happy anniversary!! I was even younger than you, just a few weeks past my 18th bd and DH was not even 21. Such a long time ago.
    As usual I loved all your photos! Especially the houses.
    Today we're having miserable rain. There was no way we'd walk in it so we went to the plant shop ( as you saw in my post). I love all the plants I got but I should be a bit more careful. Several of them say that once they finish blooming you might as well throw them out. Hmmmm. Not quite what I expected but that's what I get for getting carried away.
    Have a great weekend. Will you go out to celebrate, I wonder?

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    1. Thank you! Chuck and I would have gotten married sooner but my Dad asked me to wait until I was 20. He had a sister who married at 18 and it didn't work out. In the end I am glad we waited a little longer!
      It wouldn't be hard to get carried away with all the beautiful plants. Your house will look lovely in the meantime.
      We are going to visit Kim this weekend. Always an enjoyable time!
      Take care.

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  18. Happy anniversary. Lovely to see a photo of both of you, now I have a face to go with a name. Yikes, the drop in temperatures was a shock. The robins have hidden away. I did see a flock of red wings but haven't seen a cowbird yet, maybe next week when it warms up again, have a good weekend.

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    1. Hi Linda, I like to have a face to go with a name too. I don't care for having my photo taken but I wanted a recent one of Chuck and I and Kim is a great photographer.
      Yes, the Robin's have made themselves scarce. I am keeping my eyes peeled for a cowbird too.
      Enjoy the chilly weekend!

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  19. As usual, I love your shots of nature, the sky, and the wonderful old houses.

    Happy Anniversary!

    We celebrated our 23rd a couple of months ago. It took both of us a couple of tries each before we found each other and lasting happiness.

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    1. Hi Beth, glad you enjoyed the photos! Thank you for your lovely anniversary wishes.
      I am so glad you are happy now and have a wonderful partner.
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  20. I certainly enjoyed your walk...the photos are so crisp and up close/personal - I felt as though I was there in person.And: Happy Anniversary and here's to many more!
    Cheers~

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    1. Hi Honore, thank you for dropping by! Our walk takes us through all sorts of areas of our little town. Glad you enjoyed it. And thank you for the anniversary wishes.
      Enjoy your Sunday.

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  21. Congrats on the marriage lasting for decades. That is awesome. I love both photos of the two of you.

    As for the dove with white feathers, that is called...now I'm not sure I'm spelling this correctly....but it's luecistic? It's where the pigmentation is lacking.

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    1. Hi Hootin' Anni, thanks for dropping by! Thanks too for your anniversary wishes.
      Someone mentioned to me that it could be a partial luecistic mourning dove. I will keep an eye out for it and see if it progresses or stays the same.
      Enjoy your week!

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  22. Happy Anniversary. May each one just keep getting better.

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  23. Congratulations!
    When we got married, people said we were too old and set in our ways for it to work - we were 37 and 31! And yes, we had conflicts getting adjusted to each other's ways, but we will celebrate 35 years in September.

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    1. Hi Lea, thanks for dropping by! I think when anyone marries it is always an adjustment. You are two different people coming from two different backgrounds. Young or older it doesn't matter. Glad you have been happy together for almost 35 years!
      Take care.

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