Our Location: Buttercup Ridge, Roseneath, Ontario, Canada
Yes we are still in self isolation, which is pretty much business as usual for us here at Buttercup Ridge. I don't believe the squirrels and chipmunks, nor the skunks or 'coons mind us being here and they don't stop to chat either and yet even while passing we chatter at a distance to each other (only the little four feeted creatures, not the bigger, bare your teeth or point your tail creatures) respecting the social distancing rules. They too are wishing for warmer weather and a hurry up and get here spring.
Looking out the upstairs window toward the road. That path on the left is part of the driveway, the road is way down below that hill.
Same as the photo above but from the front door level.
I've been trying to post the following paragraph for a while but it just didn't seem to fit into the subject matter and so I thought I thought I'd drop it in today. Not that it wasn't important but just that this seems a better time to mention it, than to have it lost among the 'emergency travel plans.'
Looking out the dining room window toward the back yard patio area. A brick wood fired pizza oven, an outdoor fireplace, an outdoor BBQ and kitchen area.
While Riley and I were parked at Quail Ridge Rv Park in Huachuca City, AZ we were heading out for a bit of a walk around the back part of the park when a gentleman walks toward us and says,"I think I know you. You're Deb and Riley, right?" Of course he's right, we are and my mind is frantically searching the face and trying to recall him. I'm having absolutely no luck, nothing is registering. Nodding, I answer in the affirmative, 'We are indeed Deb & Riley.' The nice gentleman introduces himself as Colin ( a fellow Canadian, from Alberta though) and says he follows this blog. He and his wife are only in the park for a few days and he noticed us walking past and was kind enough to introduce himself. How fun is that? Of course the talk turns to social distancing, travel plans, border crossing, etc, not the usual RV meetings chatter. If we are fortunate enough to meet another time I hope we can sit down and chatter for a bit and get to know each other and meet Mrs. Colin. It's definitely a small world. Thanks for introducing yourself Sir, we appreciate it very much. Safe travels, good health to you and yours.
Same window as above, different angle and you can once again look out over the corn fields.
The past few days have been rainy, cold, warm, damp and a couple of minutes of sunshine. Yes, we had a warm afternoon that made us think Spring had arrived but by 6 pm, we knew were mistaken. We aren't complaining and we are happy it isn't white stuff falling. We've been keeping a bit busy, not terribly of course but a bit. I've accomplished a few chores inside the house for Janet, managed a few loads of laundry for us, we've finally sorted and put away some groceries that needed some attention and I've even managed a short walk. Reading has been a good way to pass the time, a movie or two as well. It's not fun being outside in the rain or the cold, so we're biding our time until such weather arrives and we can get outside and do a few chores around the farmhouse outside as well.
If you look closely you can see some evidence of spring popping out of the ground on the south side of the house.
Talked on the phone to many folks, Linda, Courtney, Bradey, Barb, Dad, and Janet. Still a few folks I want to contact in the next couple of days as well. I don't want to accomplish everything in the first couple of days, what would I do the next number of days?
Another sign of spring is the destruction of the lawn by skunks digging for grubs. There are a number of patches of this kind of thing.
A few photos I've taken since I've been here. All with my phone and some are from inside the house as it was raining or very windy outside and I didn't want to walk around in the rain or the cold.
The ice has now all melted from the pond but this was in the first couple of days of our arrival. You can see the ice and some snow as well.
We hope everyone out there is healthy, happy and enjoying the signs of spring and the promise of nicer weather. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time... take care, be safe, stay healthy.