Monday, October 30, 2006
While I was sleeping in this weekend, or trying to, a woodpecker kept pecking right near my head outside the window. I thought it was in a nearby tree. When I finally got the energy to raise my head, I was face to face with it only a few inches away! It was clinging to the window staring me right in the eye, as if to say, "what's that person doing in my tree?!". Then it flew off. I was too groggy to see what kind of woodpecker it was, but this is not the first time my sleep has been so rudely interrupted.
Posted by Jayla at 9:06 AM
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Buck walking off. You can see his hind right leg bends inwards at the knee. Poor guy. But he looks healthy otherwise and it didn't seem to bother him.
Posted by Jayla at 8:10 PM
Posted by Jayla at 6:17 PM
This morning I saw a buck with antlers! Unfortunately, he had a broken hind leg. :( It sort of bent the wrong way and he kind of walked funny, but it may have been an old injury that just healed that way, because otherwise he seemed to be healthy and could walk around. I took some pictures through the window so I will post them tonight, although they probably will be blurry. There was a smaller deer in the area too.
Posted by Jayla at 6:53 AM
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Litter tends to blow into our front yard from the street. Being the nerd that I am :) I like to analyze its sources. Mostly it's from people eating fast food (I guess they prefer a clean car to a clean environment), but also from kids' school assignments (they don't have to do their homework if they lose it), and also advertising.
Posted by Jayla at 2:55 PM
Raccoon(s) in the rain. It's hard to tell whether it's one or two raccoons but you can see at least one tail.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
The stray black cat again. Today I startled 3 deer. Then we saw 3 more run by, and they were frolicing with each other, sniffing each other's tails, and one mounted another briefly!
Posted by Jayla at 4:43 PM
Friday, October 13, 2006
This morning there were 3 deer in our yard munching away. I don't know what they were eating, but I know there were a bunch of mushrooms out there. It may have been a mother and 2 youngsters. One may still have had spots, but it was the farthest one away so I couldn't tell. The other one didn't have spots but looked young. They were there for quite a while and then they moved on.
Posted by Jayla at 7:49 AM
Monday, October 09, 2006
This is what it looks like when you don't mow all summer. It's on the side of the house where no one can see it though. I call it my prairie. All the crickets like to hang out there.
Posted by Jayla at 2:50 PM
We put a bat house on our shed, in the hopes that bats will move in and eat the mosquitoes that breed in the pond.
Posted by Jayla at 2:32 PM