On the right is a picture of our hairy woodpecker that visits our feeders. He is a bit bigger than our downy woodpecker but is very similar in the colouring and shape. DH took this picture the other day. This bird is very bossy and will chase any other birds away.
Some of you have asked if we live on a lake. Yes, we do live on the second biggest lake in New Brunswick. We are located in one of the coves of the lake and that is the other side of the cove that is shown in the picture. DH and I winterized what used to be our cottage, sold our big house in the suburbs of Fredericton and retired here at the lake. The only downside is that we have to drive 2 miles or over 3 km on a gravel road through the woods to get to our home. However, once you get through 2 km of woods, there are 11 year round residents and over 20 cottages situated on our side of the lake. We get to see all kinds of wild life, e.g., bobcats, bears, deer, moose, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, skunks, beavers, squirrels, groundhogs, turtles, and of course, all kinds of different birds. So you see, we live in the closest place to heaven.
We heard yesterday that my MIL in scheduled for a pacemaker. DH had one put in 4 days before Christmas last year and it has improved his health - so we are hoping that this might improve her health too. She may rally around enough yet to get back to her apartment - time will tell.
Must go help DH with some of the renovations and have my morning tea! Have a great day everyone!