Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

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Post by alice44 » December 28th, 2011, 1:39 am

Olga it is great to hear that you and the dogs and at least some of the squirrels and most of the trees are all okay
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the cookies look very inviting.

I think I need to cook something soon.

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Post by Jo UK » December 28th, 2011, 7:50 am

Welcome back Olga.
We were concerned for you and Squirrel Hill.

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Post by Felis silvestris » December 28th, 2011, 9:31 am

:wave: I'm relieved to read from you, Olga! Hope you have enough time and chance to stock up and get ready before the next storm is coming on! Also happy to see that the furry friends are still coming up! Keep safe! And everybody else in the affected areas as well! :wave:
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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 10:40 am

Soon after this moment at four on the 26th December the el went off. I didn't hear the trees falling be cause I was sleeping

Soon Dagmar begun the real rage



Next morning, the 27th, at 9:30 and 10:00. Dagmar was calming down:




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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 10:42 am

Felis silvestris wrote::wave: I'm relieved to read from you, Olga! Hope you have enough time and chance to stock up and get ready before the next storm is coming on! Also happy to see that the furry friends are still coming up! Keep safe! And everybody else in the affected areas as well! :wave:
:slap: Thanks, Felis Silvestris! We were quite lucky here on Squirrel Hill, no house damaged! We will go to watch closer what there is seen here around now that the road is open again!
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Post by Lussi05 » December 28th, 2011, 11:36 am

Olga, I am so happy that you are back, and that you are all safe :loveshower: Thank you for your "stormy" videos :wave:

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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 12:45 pm

Yesterday in the midday I went to check the little forest seen from behind the dog fence.

Walking on the hill top towards the Northern side, 50-200 m far from the dog fence:

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The first view on the Squirrel Hill road:

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In principle everything looks allright. Much more worse damages could have happened!
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Post by Lussi05 » December 28th, 2011, 1:28 pm

Strong forces :shock:

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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 5:57 pm

Squirrels on this morning. Probably the same as each morning (I am not sure).

at 9:30 - 10:00

four videos



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He/she too is hungry:

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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 6:03 pm

The more gray is male, but what is the one with reddish 'hair' on the head? Well, I think that both of the squirrels are male! The more reddish one seems to me to be younger than the gray squirrel.. difficult to say anything for sure. :D

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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 6:09 pm

at 9:45:

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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 6:11 pm

at 10:00




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Post by macdoum » December 28th, 2011, 9:01 pm

Olga and the squirrels are safe.!! :2thumbsup:

Some clearing up to do but I am glad the house has had no damage either. :D
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Post by Manu » December 28th, 2011, 10:05 pm

Hi Olga :hi: ,
I'm happy to hear you are okay :loveshower: .
Greets from Switzerland :wave:
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Post by Olga » December 28th, 2011, 10:24 pm

:gathering: Thank you all for greeting me and our squirrels! Life on the Squirrel Hill is going on!

All birds are back too, and some new species have been seen: bullfinches! Even though some spruces and some few pines have fallen down, there are still enough of them for squirrels here on the hill :nod:
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Post by Jo UK » December 28th, 2011, 10:38 pm

I found a weather map for Europe. Scroll down to choose a country for a forecast.

http://www.wunderground.com/global/Regi ... Speed.html

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Post by Olga » December 30th, 2011, 9:25 am

:wave:
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Post by alice44 » December 30th, 2011, 9:41 am

:hi:

It looks like the brave little bird hopped right up as soon as the squirrel was busy eating.

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Post by Olga » December 30th, 2011, 10:05 am

Yes, Alice, it's fun to follow how small birds and squirrels behave. Small birds are there 'always'. They seem to be alert, but they don't scare squirrels.

This squirrel is the 'red haired' young squirrel I think. What a sweet nose he has :D

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Post by Olga » December 31st, 2011, 1:16 pm

The squirrel of yesterday morning:



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I was so happy that no tree had damaged by Dagmar storm on the top of Squirrel Hill, but I didn't know what had actually had happened.. sad! :cry:
look forwards..
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