April 1, 2012

Yesterday and Today


Some of my previous posts have been a little too optimistic on the subject of spring already coming to Canada. Although it's easy to get excited at the first signs of its arrival.

The photo below was taken yesterday. When my daughter was trimming a bush in our backyard, she discovered a secret nest. I hope that its inhabitants will return to live there this year.



The rest of the photos have been taken just a couple of hours ago. It's been raining practically all day. Here are the flowers that are blooming right now.

I have also found out that my love for squirrels is currently undergoing a transformation. It has been affected by the sight of them dangling in acrobatic poses from the branches of my magnolia tree, while biting off the beautiful flowers.





This is a view of the neighbouring garage from the window of the second bedroom. And this is one of the friends that visits us on a regular basis.

Since no one has touched our backyard for a really long time, I'm waiting for the end of the rain to take a photo of the amount of twigs and leaves we have gathered over the last week.

Thank you to everyone who supports my blog, reads it, and leaves comments! You guys are great, and it means a lot to me.

29 comments:

  1. These are truly lovely images that you share with us Olga dear, the flowers and the nest especially. Thank you. I hope the birds do return to your garden, it is a special feeling to find a nest, the beauty and complexity of its construction. I share my garden with many birds and small animals, the possums love to eat my flowers also.
    Have a lovely week!
    xoxoxo ♡

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  2. You're welcome, Olga! I love visiting your blog and I admire your talents as a photographer! My favorite pic is the racoon of course! Cool shot. Thanks for stopping by chez French Girl and for leaving a comment today! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. Love your pics (as always.)

    Quite honestly, we're wishing we had more Cananda-type weather down here these days.
    It's going to be in the 90s tomorrow, and that's too damn hot for Spring.

    Kinda afraid of what's ahead for the summer.

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  4. I love Squirrels and Racoons. Wonderful post.

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  5. Hello Olga:
    Whatever, as your images show, spring is on the doorstep even if delayed from time to time by cold and rain. Indeed, you are fortunate with the rain when so many places, and England in particular, have had very little for several months now. Squirrels can, we fear, be very destructive of a garden!

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  6. Great visitor !
    Enjoy your week...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  7. Bellissime foto e mi piace l'ospite che cammina sui tetti, da noi non ci sono!
    Complimenti, ciao e buona giornata! Cri : )

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  8. at first I thought it is a cat on the roof:)
    wonderful shots, as always!

    Here is snowy again...
    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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  9. Beautiful pics, Olga. Squirrels are very beautiful but are right little pests, especially the grey ones.

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  10. Cute visitor, i wonder why it is raining everywhere everday, almost! Here too in KL !

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  11. Ура, магнолия расцвела!
    А что это за зверек на последнем фото? Енот?

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  12. Oh ya we have a problem with squirrels and coons as well.
    They are a nuisance but no one does anything about them.

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  13. No harm in being optimistic, let's hope Spring will be back for you soon Olga.

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  14. What lovely pictures! Spring IS on the way despite a few hiccups..
    I fell out of love with squirrels when I found one digging up my bulbs on the balcony in full view of the window and eating them. I fell back in love with them when it took a flying leap off the balcony, spread out its little arms and glided onto a nearby tree. What an elegant flight it was.

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  15. Olga my friend!!!So beautiful photos as usual!!! I have photos of Thessaloniki , flowers of my peaches tree and a sunset too!!!You are my protype! kisses from Greece.

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  16. Olá Olga,
    como sempre um show de imagens!
    Parabéns e um grande abraço

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  17. Beautiful pictures, I love the magnolias, although with the up and down weather they don't last very long. I am ready for the weather to be consistently spring like.

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  18. Hi, Olga! The pale pink magnolia flowers coming out of the furry coats are so lovely and I also like the sky-blue flowers and bokeh effect of the photos. In my part of the world, yesterday was a serene, warm day but right now I’m experiencing intense spring storm like typhoon and spring looks like competing with winter with its full force. Working in the yard, we can most sense how the earth is working. Enjoy and relax yourself.

    Yoko

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  19. Some fantastic photos Olga. Even in the dreadiest weather, you still manage to capture beautiful things.

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  21. A very gooo springtime and lots of excellents shots, as always.

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  22. Awww look at that silly raccoon on the roof! :D These are beautiful photos.

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  23. Es hermoso el despertar de la primavera. Aquí en León, Spain, hemos sufrido el invierno más seco que recuerdo, pero ayer, por fin, empezó a llover y esta mañana amaneció con una fina capa de nieve sobre los tejados. Pero necesitamos mucha más agua.
    Saludos

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  24. Your pale blooms are so pretty. I also like the raccoon on the roof – I wonder what he is looking for. You always have such lovely photos on your blog and interesting commentaries that it is a pleasure to visit you.

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  25. Very pretty series of photos. I especially love the raccoon.

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  26. I love visiting your blog Olga as I know I will always find beautiful photos and interesting snapshots of your life and what interests you. Today was know exception and the Racoon reminded me of the first one I ever saw in the wild 19 years ago in Syracuse, it was beautiful.

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  27. Your first photograph is so beautiful with the soft background totally complementing the delicate blossom. And, the other photographs complete the atmosphere of 'almost spring'.

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  28. Pretty photos. I have a feeling you are feeding this raccoon?;) S/he looks healthy. I remember seeing my first raccoon in Arkansas. They are quite a sight! =) I'll be waiting for pictures of the twigs.lol Have a nice weekend!

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  29. Oh I love racoons, they are so sweet with their black masks. Sorry those pesky squirrels are nicking your magnolia blossoms though. From the looks of it, you have a lovely large yard with your new house. I am sure it will be lovely by the time summer arrives.

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