Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Deer abound in New England

This one was curious

and finally left upon hearing the camera click

It's a wild life...

Wildlife sightings have been really abundant this year. We see deer and wild turkeys nearly every time we leave the house. Of course, we see the usual possums, skunks, chipmunks and raccoons as well. The other night a family of eight skunks traipsed through our yard and scurried under a shed. There were six little one in the group. Of course but we sincerely hope that they did not take up residency under our shed.

Last summer a coyote walked down our city street in the middle of the afternoon. A few years ago, we had a woodchuck who nursed her babies every afternoon in the sun in our back yard. They played like kittens and I think they lived under our shed. The whole entourage left one sunny afternoon. I watched them trail down the hill and disappear onto the next street. I have watched raccoons head to the sewer drains when they see people approaching. Raccoons are great city dwellers. Animals seem to adapt.

Once again there was tremendous rain here yesterday. It was good day for art and doing laundry. The rain has stopped and the humidity seems to be very "thick" again. It is so green and beautiful around these parts that I cannot even describe it except through photos.

We live right in the middle of town but less than a mile from the country side, so I think we get the best of both worlds. I love nature...I hope you do, too.

Enjoy the day!


Peng Peng said...

I just had the most wonderful animal sighting the form of a miniature felted sock monkey!!! THANK U for the adorable tiny monkey and art cards :) You're too kind!!!
xoxo pp

a painter said...

They seem to travel quickly, don't they?! Be careful, though...they can be rascals!

Eli said...

Greetings Helen. I love reading about New England (although I live in 'Old England') so I will be visiting your blog again. Thanks for calling in at my Flutterby Patch. You mentioned your quote from John Ruskin...'there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.' Today in England we now say 'there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing' Very true!!!