The cool weather moved out and we're enjoying a few days of absolutely gorgeous weather. D, Eli and I walked on Sunday and Monday, and I headed out this morning. I had my camera with me today, and have some photos to share.I think this rabbit thought he was hidden in the shade. Sorry, buddy you won't be hidden until the snow flies. Just the other day, the rabbits I saw were still mostly brown, but they're obviously changing fast.I was surprised to find geese at the creek. Two were standing guard while the others fed.
There were ducks too, enjoying a feed.
Over at the pond, the geese were flying in and landing. These four chose to land on the ice. I laughed as they skidded about 3 to 4 feet!
We had a high temperature yesterday of 20C (72F). Even with the warm temperatures the ice on the pond didn't entirely melt. The water level is dropping significantly - with the sand bar in the background. I'm guessing this is being done by the city though I don't recall it this way last year.
These geese took the more traditional option of landing in the open water.
The thistles have dry remnants of themselves. I thought about clipping a few and bringing them home but I'm sure they'd just fall apart.
Finally, from Sunday evening a couple of photos of the eastern sky over the neighbour's homes.
The sky was so pretty, and I lucked out as the show lasted just mere minutes. D went out with her phone when I came back in and missed it entirely.The nice weather will be with us through Thursday, then we'll see the temperatures drop back to just above the freezing mark on Friday and even colder over the weekend. Along with the cold, we may get as much as 25-30 cm (10-12 inches) of snow! I'm definitely going to enjoy this lovely weather while it lasts.
Take care everyone!