Monday, September 15, 2008

More Wildlife

Yesterday the yard was downright hopping with critters. In the front was a pair of bunnies eating the lawn and a chipmunk. In back, squirrels doing gymnastics to get at the crop of acorns, more chipmunks, and our groundhog, who is now roly-poly fat. Three times now he has gone diving under the porch or into the woods as I attempted to get close with a camera. And a large bird of prey invited itself to the party, no doubt viewing the territory as one big, furry salad bar; but it flew low into the woods when I failed my camera stealth check yet again.

The brazen bunnies, however, let me get within about thirty feet of them. I got down on my knees and elbows to steady the camera.

I imagine some of the party had to do with the garden fence being removed. Chris has decided the garden is done for the year.


hero爺 said...

What a wild yard! I love that.
It's an unimaginable situation in Japan.

Michelle said...

I lived in Japan for a year when I was very young, and I remember how crowded it was. There are places here that are as crowded as Japan, but we are fortunate to live away from that. We searched hard to find property that was on the edge of wild lands. I am grateful for the opportunity to live in this place.