The natural world around me, both a few steps and a few miles, away.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Out of My Rear Window 10-23-11
Happy Sunday! I'm back, and ready to go, again. Part of the reason that I was gone for so long was that I was on vacation. I went to visit the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, for the very first time. I had an absolutely wonderful time, and will share the story in at least one blog posting to come. I just got back yesterday, and have a ton of pictures to go through.
The feeders are booming. There are a ton of squirrels visiting, more than I have seen at one time since Spring. This picture isn't so great. I had to, as a matter of fact, retake the Rear Window picture at a later time because of the glare. But, I count eight squirrels there.
The chipmunks are still around, and still actively gathering corn and sunflower seeds. The pictures I took of them are, however, just not publishable. And, I am suddenly inundated with Mourning Doves. I don't know if they migrate, but, if they do, that may be the reason that I have so many around.
And, here, just as a teaser, is one of the pictures I took in the Great Smokies.
I'm looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs. It'll probably take me a couple of days to do so, so bear with me. I have missed you all.