Super Moons and Flying Squirrels

Sometimes life gives us a chance to pay more attention to the world closest around us. Despite what many of us have been thinking and feeling these past couple of months, pandemics are apparently good for some things. It’s forced many of us to stay close to home and appreciate what we have in our own backyard. I also think we’ve stopped taking life for granted, especially those people in our lives that we haven’t been able to see or spend time with for months now, with that ever looming question hanging over us : When? When will we be able to hug our friends and family? When will life go back to some sort of normalcy? 

Patient. We’ve been told to be patient. Let me assure you, writers are patient people. We have to be.

Thankfully, we’ve made some fun discoveries during our self-isolation. Yes, there have been times of uncertainty and many sleepless nights, not to mention how much we miss seeing the kids and grand kids, and wondering how long it will be before we can visit our granddaughter who lives in another province. But hope is out there and is something that keeps us going. The world is filled with many wondrous and beautiful things.

I’m not sure how many of you had the chance to see the super moon earlier this month. It was a lovely yellow as it came up across the lake. Quite breath-taking.

And while we were out discovering things in our back yard, Hubby found a flying squirrel in a dead tree on our property when he randomly tapped on it. He got a bit of a surprise when this little girl popped her head out. We’re thinking it’s a “she” as she appeared rather plumb and  a quick search on the internet told me they have their babies in May and June.

I was quite tickled to get a photo since they are nocturnal which means you don’t often see them during the day.

As we trudge through this pandemic, I hope you are making some wonderful discoveries where you live. With all the great weather we’ve been having recently, and summer not far off, I am looking forward to making many more discoveries in the weeks ahead.

Way Out There

Earlier this week I was caught off guard when a blogging friend left a comment on my other blog…

Yeah, I know! I haven’t mentioned it on here yet, I was just trying it on for size before spilling the beans because it’s just that new! But when I tweeted some pictures I’d taken of the Super Moon with a link to this other blog the jig was up so to speak….Carol, you’re actually one of those tweeps who click on links. And we all know it’s kind of hard to hide on the internet..

Anyway, it’s basically a picture blog with photos taken in and around Dalhousie, perhaps some other rural locations in Nova Scotia. Whatever suits my fancy.There are a few photos on there a friend of mine sent along that are simple gorgeous. (Thanks again Ericka)

I added a tab at the top of this blog and I know a few observant people have noticed. Any who, here’s the link to my other blog if you’re interested in having a peek. ……way out here in Dalhousie

Keep in mind I’m not a photographer and I don’t pretend to be one. This is more about recording life in a small rural community in Nova Scotia.

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