Today I am sharing a masculine Christmas card made with the Christmas Noel paper pack from Recollections from Michael's Craft Store.
The credit for this card goes to a very talented woman named Margaret of Margyz Paper Games. I pretty much copied one her designs because I just loved it so much. You can find the original card HERE. I highly recommend you give her a visit, you will find as much inspiration there as I do!!
My landscape photo today is an image of the decline in nature around the lake where I live. See that big horrible building in the background? This time last year, I couldn't see it because of all of the trees.
They have cut down more than 100 trees just on the trail around the lake. It just breaks my heart! Not only does take away homes, food sources and protection from predators for the squirrels and the birds, but it's also effected away my privacy, soundproofing and even the shade and wind protection on the house and the trails. It's a horrible side effect of the mild winters we have been having here. They expect to cut down more than a half a million trees in Southern Ontario this year alone.
OK, on to happier things! For my birds today I have this female Downy Woodpecker and a lovely Blue Jay.
"I'm not coming down until you apologize! You said winter was over, but it's cold and miserable and I just saw a snowflake!"
Look who came for a visit, it's my handsome little dude, Rusty the red squirrel! He is so tiny and wicked fast. He darts from tree to tree hiding peanuts in the branches, so cute! Looks like he either has a scar over his eye or some serious bed head! Lol
"OK, I think I'm ready. Got my cape? Check. Got my wings? Check. Take the position and here we go...
"I worry for the soul of any man who can look into the eyes of an animal and not instantly want to do everything in his power to protect it."
~Pamellia and Mistro~
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.