No, this chap, celebrating his 40th birthday, didn't show up at the feeder next to the raccoon. David, Brian and Carol took advantage of David's reading week to slip away to the sunny south for a week. A quiet little complaint was heard that it was too hot to spend much time on the beach... this fell on deaf ears up here.
They missed out on some rain, a couple of nice crisp days, lots of raking of leaves, and - oh, did we mention? - some wet snow.
November really is a dreary month, coming mostly in shades of gray, so the spot of colour provided by the handsome Macaw was most welcome!
The bush is full of hunters. No worries... the deer seem to be congregated on the lawn, where they are quite safe. Nancy's really glad she's got a covered arena for the horses, and we're all looking forward to when the weather changes.
Soon the air will be crisp, not soggy, the ground will be sparkling with snow, ice will creep along the edge of the lake. The ski trails Brian has been working so hard to have ready will BE ready (they just need snow!) The winter season is coming fast. That dose of cold air may be just what the doctors' ordered -- germs don't do well outside in very cold, very fresh air!