Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Winter Hedgehog

 At first it is shy and just peeks out at you against the frost diamonds on the railing ...........
Then the little quills stand straight up and say hello ?
The secretive Canadian "Austrian Pine" hedgehog is finally captured full on with it's distinctive and distractive? clump of snow covering it's inner surfaces as a disguise !

Good grief .. cabin fever is in full swing and I am hanging off the rafters doing a post like this ??


Heather said...

Too cute Joy... great shots, especially the close up with the rail, it almost looks like water behind... Cheers~

outlawgardener said...

Cabin fever indeed! You are now starting to see things... May I suggest a vacaton to the tropics for a week or so.
Cute little hedgehog!

RURAL magazine said...

Well at least you are out there getting some shots, even if it is just through the doorway.

Sunshine...what's that like?


Country Gal said...

LOL ! That was cute and funny ! Lovely photos ! I know we tend to loose our marbles this time of year with the weather and being cooped up ! I on the other hand get out for a walk with Miggs or get out and take photos so I don't develop cabin fever ! I bundle up on cold days and just get the heck out of the house it makes a big difference for me even if it is for an hour or just half an hour every day ! Have a good day !

Lona said...

LOL! I love the sparkling snow behind that hedgehog. Looks like diamonds. Great camera work. Have a good week my friend.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Very imaginative. I love the diamonds. :)You need to take a walk. Then that cabin won't seem so boring.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Heather girl : )
Thanks very much! .. yes it does look like water now that you mention it!

Hey there outlaw .. it is the curse of the Great White north biting my b***! haha .. no vacation in sight so I just have to suck it up ;-)

Jen girl we are all sunshine deprived some how .. and a big storm on its way tonight ..eeekk!!

Hello Elaine girl, thank you : )
I did get out today but have to admit I couldn't wait to get home.
It can be just too exhausting and busy for me ... too many people around! haha

Hey there Lona girl: ) I love seeing sparkling snow .. like so many tiny diamonds eh ? Hope to get through the week with more done than before it started ? haha

Lisa girl .. I did get out and do some walking but mostly trying to avoid people in the store .. dodge ball but people instead ? haha

meggie said...

Haha Joy girl! I know!
We have today SUN!! Really! I didn't really know, what that means.
I would like to jump out in the garden and around the house, but ---
I'm afraid, the neigbors will call the men with the white jackets .....

Take care, Meggie

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Meggie girl we are in the middle of a big storm .. lots of heavy wet snow .. Spring seems a very long way off .. but go ahead and jump around girl! forget the men in the white jackets!!LOL

Cat said...

You know I nearly saved a hedgehog this week, it was at the city shelter, but it wen't to a rescue which was best. The last thing I need is a nocturnal pet running around.
Good luck with the cabin fever.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Cat girl I just saw all those tasty dishes you made and you amaze me!
And your garden season is starting with figs growing !!
I am fascinated by hedgehogs .. love to watch them on nature shows .. they are amazing little animals ... and yes, best not to have another little hijinxs animal about ? LOL

Cat said...

I grew up with hedgehogs in the yard in Scotland, it was great! The figs are growing, sapote and loquats have set fruit too, citrus, stone fruit and apples are in bloom.