Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I had to drive from Elphin to Peterborough (Ontario) the other day and, although it was a dreary day, I did spot some interesting wildlife!
The first animal to hove into view was a huge cow moose! It was standing a hundred yards from the highway on a frozen marsh. I have driven that highway many times and this was my first moose sighting. I did a U turn and pulled up on the side of the road to get a photo but the moose took off as soon as my car stopped. Too bad.
An hour later I had to slow down because a flock of wild turkeys were crossing the highway. A group of seven females scurried in front of me. This time I did manage to get a few shots before they disappeared behind a barn. Turkeys are gorgeous birds. I wrote an article on them which you can read (if you are interested) at the wonderful Log Cabin Chronicles site.
Can you see the bits of bright yellow starting to show on his chin and back?
Is this why I am dreaming of gardening again?
So many questions, so little time!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Monday, December 4, 2006
Friday, December 1, 2006
I know these are not great photos. It was late in the day and by the time I got my camera out the deer were already across the road, so the shots are grainy. There were 5 deer in this group. I was pleased to see that they all looked fat and healthy - probably browsing on my perennials!
Just look at those tails! There is much discussion on the purpose of the white flags. Are they meant to scare approaching predators or warn other deer that danger is at hand? All I know is that I get a thrill every time I see them waving off through the bush.