Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It's just a regular wildlife safari around here.
I've been trying to get a picture of the baby wren for days but now that it has attained true flight, it's not very cooperative. The little family stays in my yard, in one tree or shrub or another around the house. The whole family was in the garage a half hour ago but flew out when I poked my head out the door. Here it is in the yew tree outside my bedroom window.
Yesterday I was standing on the concrete apron outside the garage/shop when two little baby squirrels scampered right past me, pausing in the grass about 5' from my feet looking at me curiously and not the least alarmed as I looked back at them. Then off they went to explore the new shop and I ran in to get my camera, shouting 'baby squirrels' into the interior of the house.
By the time I got back out there, camera in hand they had exited at the other end.
Investigating the row of crepe myrtles along one long side.
Dashing off to the next bit of fun.
Back through the shop.
Lady, would you please stop with the pictures already!
This morning I finally saw one of the rabbits that live in the wild space and the 13 acre field behind us. I've been seeing their poop for three years.
I thought I might as well check on the little frogs that live in my water collector, which is all but empty.
OK, I know this guy isn't exactly cute but he was about 3' from my back door last week and very frightened by the attentions of the stupidly fearless cat.
And I wonder why it's taking me so long to get these pieces finished.