FOX!!!

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I was looking out the window into the woods, contemplating my latest strategy for outsmarting the chipmunks that steal the birdseed, when what should I see?

A FOX!!!

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The fox trotted along in no particular hurry and that gave me enough time to grab my camera. Remember I said I grabbed my camera, not that I took things slowly enough for the pictures to be in focus when I took them.

The Fox Tail wm

I like this shot because the shape of the tail is exactly what you see in images or drawings of the perfect roundness at the top.

I continually marvel at the wonders of the woods.

You’ve got some nerve!

I thought I was all alone…but I hear the unmistakeable galumphing of a Velociraptor.DSC_9739 deer in the woods wm

 

THERE IT IS!DSC_9751 deer and turkey wm

 

Don’t get me wrong, I might be a little nervous but not enough to stop eating.DSC_9792 chewing leaves and watching a turkey wm

 

Yep, I’m sticking my tongue out at you, you don’t scare me.DSC_9791 Sticking my tongue out at a turkey wm

 

Where did you come from?DSC_9803 deer and TWO turkeys wm

 

What are you doing? You’re getting too close.cropped-dsc_9831-deer-and-two-turkeys-for-header-wm.jpg

 

Stop stalking me! You’re weird, I’m leaving.DSC_9838 Might be time to leave wm

 

I SAID I WAS LEAVING, CAN’T YOU SEE ME RUNNING? DON’T PECK ME WITH THAT BEAK OF YOURS!DSC_9837 I'm going I'm going wm

 

I gave you last night to cool down, came back to have my breakfast of sweet new greenery and you do THIS to me?  I didn’t bring my buddies with me to intimidate YOU, this is just not fair. DSC_7386 wm So What Are You Guys Up To

 

 

Turkey time!

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I warned you earlier about seeing more turkey images and today is one of those sightings. These were actually taken a month or more ago. I love the fact that when the turkeys are trooping off to a destination, they form a line and follow the leader.

There ARE exceptions to the rule…say when a deer gets in the way and thinks it’s going to scare the turkey troop off. They may break formation, but all they need is about a foot to detour around the foolish deer. They aren’t fazed a bit by the large four legged creature in their way.

9459 Lighter Deer in the woods with the turkeys WM (39 of 1)

When the troop reaches it’s destination, or it’s just free time, they break ranks and have fun.

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TO THE RESCUE

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I’ve never seen the big sycamore at the end of our driveway spotlighted like this before. Normally it’s pitch black along the road…it can creep a person out if the deer are moving through the woods.

At the top of this image you can see that there were clouds in the sky, they covered the moon and then revealed it, time and time again. What you can’t see is that the  clouds were screaming across the sky, moving at forty-one miles an hour.  The woods were howling and the power was out…where was the light coming from?

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The fire truck parked in the middle of the road.

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We had been listening to the wind, when almost simultaneously, we heard a  loud BOOM and saw a bright white light shoot way into the woods. We also found ourselves sitting in the dark.

Long story short, the branches of this huge tree brushed the power lines across the street and the circuit breakers on a telephone pole popped…or as I called it, “exploded.”

Prior to the fireman and police officers getting here, we grabbed our powerful flashlights and waved them madly whenever we saw headlights come over the hill from either direction.We also made sure we stayed out from under the trees, well I did…hubby needed a lot of vocal encouragement from me to, “MOVE OUT FROM UNDER THE TREES!”

Two cars were very lucky, they came over the hill JUST after the tree came down. A few seconds either way and we could have found a car under the tree when we got to the end of the driveway.

My hat is off to those firemen…they had the road cleared in no time…they cut and then lifted those HUGE sections of tree and then, shouldering their chainsaws, they marched back to their truck and went off to the next rescue.

(My apologies for the grainy images…I used my phone, didn’t have the right setting selected, my hands were freezing…the dog ate my homework.)

AN ODD REQUEST.

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I thought I heard a little voice calling to me from outside, so I put down the sequins, (don’t ask) and went to investigate.

“Hello?” I called from the window.

“Hello.” The words came from a little chipmunk sitting in a clay pot. “If you wouldn’t mind, could you please fill this bowl? Birdseed would be good, but I have a hankering for a cheeseburger if you have one in your pocket.”

I always thought a conversation with an animal from the woods would be a lot more inspirational.