Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sweet Summer Sighting.....

Last year I took my 70 year old aunt out looking for deer.
We saw a few here and there, and this first picture reminds me
how surprised she would be when I would pull over and show
her a deer hiding in the woods. She asked how I could see them
and I just said......well you have to train your eye. And that
is the truth. It's all about your interests and how focused you
are while you are driving along. It would be easy to miss the deer
in this picture.... if you weren't looking real hard for her.

Last evening I was driving my usual 'deer route' where I
haven't seen much all summer, when straight ahead I see
a doe crossing over. Shooting through the windshield doesn't
make for clear pictures....but I had no choice.

As I turn I see a fawn on the other side ready to cross

Off she trots following her mother

I try to remain still so they won't panic and run

as I inch forward and the fawn enters the woods

right there is another fawn

She follows and crosses over too

I tried hard to get them all in one shot....but butt shots
and one sweet little face is all I got

It was about 7:30 and back in the woods the light is low

I change my settings but it's not helping me much
curiosity keeps them watching me

Then the tail goes up ...ready to run

another butt shot of the two of them

The further they go into the woods the darker it
becomes and harder to shoot

Today earlier in the day I decided to look once again
for the fawns. I look in the exact spot I saw them
last evening and couldn't believe it! One fawn was laying
behind a log and I caught the movement as he
twitched his ears.

He hardly moved as I clicked the shutter

The other fawn was a little further away in better light
I love the natural habitat of the woods

How utterly innocent they look and so cute
I'm always so thrilled and thankful when I see
the Fawns in the woods. They are just so
beautiful and a joy to watch.

I hope you share in some of that joy today through
my photos.

To God Be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rooms for 'Wren t '

In the Oak tree I hung a log cabin bird house...
weathered and old but nonetheless....

I know because the Wren chooses to stand upon the
little wooden chair

and is peering into the hole...
and just the other day... I hear peeping sounds and see
little heads popping out. I count three.

What must they think seeing the world for the
first time

It won't be long before these little ones fledge

They sense or hear when food is arriving and
lean out and open wide

"Hey mom .. up here!"

"Can't you see I'm starving?"

In an instant ... down the hatch

It's amazing how often this occurs.. Both parents feed
and they arrive every 10 minutes with a fresh bug.

You better be ready cause it happens in only seconds..

Then mom leans in and out she comes with
the 'sack' in mouth...

Double occupancy...
Meanwhile in the back yard...
The little yellow house is now
occupied by a different Wren pair. No babies
popping heads out here.

But it won't be long.. Mom keeps a watchful eye at all times

Always one of them near the nest
Mom and Dad look a like so you never know which one is there

But I'm assured there are babies as they are
carrying insects to the nest

and little green worms
I'll try to find time to catch some more action as
the nest progresses..

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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