Time for another post. We've been here for a week and a half now, and I already love it here so much I don't think I want to leave come Fall. (that, and the fact that we have to face that horrible road again, and this time going down!
Just look at these pictures .. the one above is of the house as seen from the back meadow.
The wildflowers are so pretty and there's all kind of critters hiding in the tall grasses. Like .. Turkeys!
.. A ruffed Grouse (I've never seen one before) and her brood of about 4 or 5 babies.
I flushed her out and everybody scattered, but one chick followed her in a tree ..
|What a cutey!|
I sure hope they all found each other when I moved on!
Like I said, the wildflowers are blooming and these pretty wild roses are all over the place.
They have a wonderful smell, especially when the sun is shining and warming the air ..
These are a few more that are now blooming:
I've discovered several nice walking trails already. So far I've stayed fairly close to home, but I'm branching out a little farther every day.
There's one that brings me through this woodsy area ..
.. and over a little creek ..
To where I can still see the house through the pines ..
Just a little further I saw this beautiful White Tail buck:
And in the meadows beyond a couple of pretty does ..
They sure saw me too!
Not too far from them a movement in the distance caught my eye, and when I zoomed in with my camera it turned out to be a Coyote!
I've heard since than that they have a den there somewhere, and sometimes the pups are playing outside.
I'll be back for sure to see if I can catch them in the act one day!
On another of my walks I follow the road in front of the house, the same one that we came up on, Joseph Plains Rd ..
It winds it's way through the fields and pines and is a very easy walk because of the gravel.
It's only very hard to walk quietly, as to not disturb wildlife, because of that very same gravel.
This guy didn't mind I was so loud, he didn't budge one bit!
He was enjoying sunning himself on the open road on this crisp morning and couldn't be bothered ..
It's a Racer by the way
Eventually you'll reach this small pond.
It's popular among Elk I've been told but there weren't any present this day.
Wow, can you believe it? One day before the start of Summer, the 20th of June!
We've had snow on Mother's day before, in South Dakota, but this is a record! It got pretty cold too:
Being at this altitude, you can expect anything, no matter what the season.
James got a very bad cold, during which he couldn't do much more than some paperwork, ordering materials and drawing plans, but now he's feeling a little better and has started demolishing some of the walls ..
This is the new bedroom addition that somebody started on, but that never got finished.
I promised in my last post to get a better shot of that little House Wren and his amazing narrow nest entrance. Well, here it is!
Isn't that awesome?
Well, I think this is about plenty for this week. I'll safe some for the next one!
(as if I ever run out of pictures or things to say).