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Some photos from a Late Winter Drive

2020 March 22

On Sunday afternoon we took a break from staying at home for a short drive in the late winter / early spring sunshine. Here are a few snapshots taken with my "social distancing" lens.

Ice fall on Mount Martin across the Ottawa River from Deep River

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-22 - explore

Ice fall on Mount Martin across the Ottawa River from Deep River

skater on the Ottawa River

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-22 - explore

Skater on Ottawa River off the Deep River Pier. Ice hut foundations behind him.

Deep River pier as seen from Centennial Rock

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-22 - explore

The Deep River pier as seen from Centennial Rock

Farm along the Wylie Road

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-22 - explore

A farm along the Wylie Road.

Deep River Wylie Road

Some Photos from our Front Deck

These photos were taken a week ago (2020 March 14). It's amazing what difference a week makes.

Red squirrel

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-14 - explore

Red squirrel

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-14 - explore

Chipmunk  first one this year

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-14 - explore

blue jay

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-14 - explore

blue jay

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-14 - explore

blue jay

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-14 - explore

blue jay chipmunk red squirrel

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Some snap shots in the late winter sun

2020 March 03

In the late winter, when the temperature is mild and the sun is shining and the wind is minimal, it is very pleasant to sit outside on our deck once again. The birds and the squirrels are active and they can be further encouraged by sunflower seeds and peanuts. Tuesday morning was such a day. Here are a few photos from our morning coffee.

Snap shots from the deck in the late winter sun

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-03 - explore

Snap shots from the deck in the late winter sun

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-03 - explore

Snap shots from the deck in the late winter sun

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-03 - explore

Snap shots from the deck in the late winter sun

(photo by Bob: 2020-03-03 - explore

blue jay chickadee red squirrel

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Photo Sets Depicting Open Mic at Long Shots Have Moved

2020 February 22

Most visitors to this page, https://mcelroy.ca/news/, are expecting content about outdoor themes related to the upper Ottawa Valley and Algonquin Park (and maybe some family history). Consequently photo sets depicting Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe will no longer appear here but will be found at http://mcelroy.ca/news/Long_Shots/. (However, particular open-mic photo sets can still be accessed from the sidebar and will show up in searches. Note that the sidebar is not present on some mobile devices.)

Marten

2020 February 16

Each winter we have one or more martens visiting our bird feeders. This winter we have three. Some winters, they are very bold; this year they are quite skittish. Today was the first day I managed to get any photos, although I hadn't tried very hard previously.

marten on suet feeder

(photo by Bob: 2020-02-16 - explore

marten

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