|My birding highlight of 2022, I found a Boreal Owl in Toronto.|
January - The new year didn't get off to great start. Rob came down with Covid on the 2nd, and me a day later. Thankfully we were able to recover together at home. Care packages from friends and family were left on the porch and much appreciated. January 17th was the first day I had any real energy and took advantage of it by getting out to play in the snow!
|Never too old to make snow angels.|
|I love a good snow day, when I'm home to enjoy it.|
|Our first look at the Boreal Owl.|
March - Finally made it to the first Canadian location of Carlo's Bakery in Port Credit! I was super excited to go there, Buddy the Cake Boss is a happy Las Vegas reminder for me, as his restaurant was the first restaurant Rob and I ate at on our trip in 2018. There is now a second bakery location within walking distance of my work. I have yet to decide if this is a good thing or bad thing.
|Carlo's Bakery, Port Credit, Ontario|
|Merry & Molly, from kittens to seniors at 7.|
|Black-necked Stilt and a Golden Winged Warbler.|
|Dad's ashes joined Mom's on June 21, 2022.|
July - The highlight of July was finally getting to celebrate my Cousin's birthday, along with my own, together. Our birthdays are three days apart in June, but because I was sick the weekend we were suppose to celebrate, it got postponed. This marked the 10th time we had celebrated together, we enjoyed the usual lobster dinner and cake for dessert. She gifted me with a lovely and thoughtful scrap book about our meeting, discovering we were actually related years later, and of course our birthday celebrations over the years.
August - We don't venture far during the summer months, preferring to enjoy our weekends in the backyard. I did however take in two pretty big concerts this August, The Stadium Tour featuring Joan Jett, Poison, Motley Crue, and my favorite band of all time, Def Leppard. Later in the month I was able to see the Scorpions, Rock Believer Tour, as a friend had an extra ticket. It sometimes amazes me that I am still going to concerts of bands whose posters use to wallpaper my teenage bedroom wall.
|Summer backyard shots.|
|Joe Elliot of Def Leppard, no zoom required, I was that close.|
September - We had a week off in September to celebrate Rob's birthday, and met up with some friends for a long overdue Raptor Encounter at Mountsberg Conservation Area. We spent a couple nights at Port Severn Lodge over Rob's birthday, and ended our vacation with a day trip to The Donkey Sanctuary with childhood/school friends.
|Fun at Mountsberg, and at lunch afterwards with friends.|
|Rob's birthday at Port Severn Lodge.|
|Some sightings on our October walks.|
|Jello Shooters, because the adults deserve a treat too!|
November - I added a couple extra days onto my October/November vacation to go away with my girlfriend, Pat. We hadn't been away together since Oct. 2019, so it was long overdue. We treated ourselves to a two night indulgent spa package at Ste. Anne's Spa. Later in the month Rob and I were off for another week to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We planned a trip to Algonquin Park, as we hadn't been there in about five years, and spent two nights at the Couples Resort in Whitney.
|Ste Anne's Spa, a most relaxing and indulgent getaway.|
|The Pine Marten alluded us for years, but we FINALLY saw one on our 10th anniversary!|
|Always thrilled to see Gray Jays in Algonquin Park.|
|Espresso Martini, what Santa left us, and the kitties enjoying Boxing Day!|
|Yummy goodies enjoyed over the holidays.|