THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES…

Oliver almost no pupils (1 of 1)

THE LONG WINTER IS OVERSPRING IS BUSY CONTINUING IT’S BUMPY GRAND ENTRANCEI’M NOT SURE, BUT I THINK THAT MY EYES ARE STARTING TO LOOK A LITTLE LIKE OLIVER’S.

I HAVEN’T DONE THIS FOR QUITE A LONG TIME, BUT I’M GOING TO FORCE MYSELF TO TAKE A WEEK OR TWO AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER AND THE CAMERA(LIKE I’M REALLY GOING TO PUT THE CAMERA DOWN FOR LONG.)

I’LL BRING AN EMPTIER BRAIN BACK TO THE BLOG, ( NO SNIDE COMMENTS PLEASE). I WILL HAVE THROWN OFF THE DREARY WINTER BRAIN FOG AND WILL BE READY TO WEAR MY PINK TUTU ON MY HEAD ONCE AGAIN. 

YOU ALL BEHAVE AND SHAKE HANDS WITH A SQUIRREL IF YOU SEE ONE…(DO NOT DO THIS!  I’M KIDDING.)

SEE YOU SOON ON THE BLOGOSPHERE!

SHE SMELLS ME! IS THAT A GOOD THING?

8038 I can smell her (1 of 1) 8040 Oh my goodness I see a human watermark (1 of 1)

REMEMBER THE MAMA RACCOON WHO MOVED HER BABIES BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH?

THIS IS THE VERY SAME GAL…

IT’S NOT REAL COMMON FOR A RACCOON TO BE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE DAYTIME, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE LOTS OF LITTLE MOUTHS TO FEED, YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.

FOR THE LONGEST TIME, MAMA RACCOON DIDN’T SEEM TO KNOW THAT I WAS SITTING A MERE TEN FEET AWAY FROM HER. AFTER A BIT, SHE BECAME SUSPICIOUS THAT ALL WAS NOT RIGHT WITH THE WOODS.

SHE WOULD LIFT HER HEAD AND SMELL MY SCENT, MOVING VERY SLOWLY ALONG THE EDGE OF THE WOODSSHE WAS BEING EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS.

IN THE SECOND IMAGE YOU HAVE THE MOMENT WHEN SHE REALIZED THAT SHE WAS NOT ALONE. I WONDER HOW GOOD THEIR EYESIGHT ACTUALLY IS IN THE DAYTIME, CONSIDERING THAT THEY ARE A NOCTURNAL ANIMAL.

I WAS VERY SURPRISED WHEN SHE DIDN’T SCAMPER BACK TO HER LITTLE HOME UNDER THE DECK, BUT INSTEAD PROCEEDED TO MOVE TOWARD THE BIRDSEED AND CORN. 

I DIDN’T MOVE ANYWHERE  I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEEM LIKE A THREAT TO A MAMA RACCOON. THAT WOULDN’T BE IN ANYBODY’S BEST INTEREST!  BESIDES, I HAVE GROWN QUITE FOND OF HAVING MY SKIN ATTACHED TO MY BODY.

WELL LOOK AT YOU…

7680  The sun makes me sing! (1 of 1)

I think that this blue jay may have been singing…or just flapping those wings because the sun felt so good.

I hope that it really enjoyed the incredible weather we had this weekend, because it’s about to change…rain, thunder, who knows. I myself will be happy for a little break. A photoshoot yesterday went really well, but I needed cookies when it was all over. 

When I stop to think about it, I act just like the blue jay in this image when I see a plate of cookies. Maybe there’s some blue jay in my blood…I also like peanuts and corn.