Tag Archives: wildlife

Red Squirrel

 

Red Squirrel with a nut

Red Squirrel after snagging an acorn under the edge of our back deck

 

Red Squirrel going up

Red Squirrel going up the oak tree to have a little snack

 

Red Squirrel heading down

Red Squirrel makes sure nobody is following it, including me, up the tree to disrupt snack time

 

Red Squirrel with peeled nut on a branch

Red Squirrel has almost completely peeled the acorn

 

Red Squirrel chomping on a nut before leaving

Red Squirrel enjoying an acorn snack while snow falls lightly around the yard

 

Deer Driveway

While looking at a deer that was grazing alongside our driveway this morning, Jacqueline asked me how old I thought the deer was. I said, “Oh it’s probably two years old.” She yelped loudly, “TWO YEARS OLD!?!? I’ve never heard of that before!”

Deer along our driveway

Deer along our driveway

Deer Visitor

 

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Wooded Place

I wrote this because when I walk these woods my mind is at ease and thoughts flow more easily, carrying their own tune. This little story captures walks in those woods from my own real perspective. Upon seeing the picture, a request for some words came in, so I wrote this after noon.

Wooded Place

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There’s a wooded place where I like to go
I walk this place even in rain and snow

The sounds of this place please my ears
Quiet, or wind, and birds that often appear

Sight lines here exist only from above
Effort required to see the beauty I love

There’s a trail but in places it’s hard to find
I don’t mind if I wander, so does my mind

Then I see some movement freezing my stride
Looking at the brush where grouse go to hide

Without warning a white-tail I barely could see
Bounds through the forest just as easy as could be

I moved slowly through soft, deep snow and growth
The workout was good but the silence I love most

The trail then opens and I glimpsed the sky
A pair of eagles in training caught my eye

The river nearby I spot ducks and a goose
Having left the bog where I’ve seen many a moose

Finishing the loop I see the dash of a bobtail
Gone in a flash I finish this loop of a trail

Returning to the lot where I parked the car
Reality rushed back where it had seemed so far

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Noisy Downy

Noisy Downy

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Deer-Licious!

Deer-Licious!

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Deer Twister

Deer Twister