Sunday, July 3, 2011

Surprise at the River

 On a trip to the river to visit with my son and check out
his new campsite we had quite a surprise

I was looking across the river and saw a small doe looking back

I called my son and he said oh yeah! it's tame

and I thought oh yeah.. sure it is
She came down to the water

and fed along the shore line

not at all concerned about me across the water taking picture after picture

Then....  she started out into the water
There were some people floating down stream and she was
heading straight for them
It was like she wanted to greet them
and that is exactly what she did... letting them pet her
She was not delayed from coming my way for long
She got to the little dam my grand daughter and daddy had made
walking around it and coming on strong
We were all in awe
My  grandson was first on the scene

and then I handed the camera off to get in on the fun

We all had lots of ideas about why she so friendly, but
really have no idea why...  but we were all thankful to be up close with this pretty little doe
The dog even got in on it
She left and walked down stream

A little later I saw a couple with her

feeding her cucumbers and carrots

She was liking that very much

To God be the Glory  ~~  On this 4th of July

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another stop at Wildwood Park

 Because my daughter lives in Harrisburg PA and
I have been visiting more than usual this summer
I make it a point to go to Wildwood, my favorite park

 the White Egrets are always there

 And the Great blue Herons are always somewhere to be found
fishing and hanging out by the water

 It's fun to watch all his movements and see him up close
 It had just rained that day and the lily pads were full of droplets

Then!!  As almost always I spied a bird flying low along the water and so I followed closely and sneaked in to have a look

I was happy to see this black-crowned Night Heron
 Judging by his colors I would say he is an adult
 Juveniles have grey then yellow eyes and only adults have red, so our guy is probably about 3 years old
 Night Heron's have long head plumes ...and in breeding season they become even longer
They feast on not only fish but invertebrates, lizards, snakes, and
small rodents.  

That was my thrill for the day!

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

Sunday, June 5, 2011

From my yard

I was ever so surprised last week to hear 'witchety witchety'
in my back yard...
I got my ipod and  he came right in ..

At first he was in a dense bush popping up and down

 Then amazingly he came close and was right in front of me

  It pays to to be able to ID what you hear.  Something that I am not very good at yet..

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

Monday, May 30, 2011

Can I make you smile?

You've no doubt heard of a 'teacup' chihuahua
but have you seen a 'flower pot' chihuahua? 

Meet lady

and her best friend Manny
I hope you are smiling on this beautiful Memorial Day Weekend.
God Bless our troops and America!!
To God be the Glory  ~~  Great Things He Hath Done

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