The natural world around me, both a few steps and a few miles, away.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Out of My Rear Window 8-21-11
A dark and dreary day. It was supposed to be raining, and it did spit a little earlier, but, not enough to do anything but dampen the grass. The usual denizens of the feeder are around. These two mourning doves made their appearance very early this morning. I wonder if the kids have grown up and flown away? Hope that they all didn't become hawk or fox breakfast.
My begonia basket is shot. I'll have to find something else to hang there. Maybe another bird feeder? Trouble is, I don't really want to kill off another part of my lawn.
I'll leave you with a shot from yesterday. I'm trying, for reasons only those animal crazies among us will understand, to tame the chipmunks. So, almost every day, I try and go out and sit on the patio with a bowl of sunflower seeds. I scatter some around me, and put the bowl down, right in front of me. Judging by this shot, I would say that I'm having some success.
I've discovered that you can actually tell the difference between some of the chipmunks. Some time this week, I'll introduce you to a few.