I came home from a couple of errands this morn. I went outside later and looked for her but could not see her anywhere. So, I cleared my throat loudly, and gave my poor imitation of a squirrel barking, nothing. So I was looking at my phone before getting up and coming inside. I looked up and there she came. She definitely has babies. Just not sure what tree they are in.
I so wish that log cabin was mine...it is at this place called Billie Creek Village east of Rockville, IN. It has been completely closed for a while. I think they are finally getting ready to re-open. It was closed before the pandemic. I have not been there in years.
I take almost this exact same shot every year...so why should this be any different. I love dogwood blossoms in the spring, then in the summer I love the shape of the tree. And I like their leaves while green, but what a show they do but on in the fall! I feel like I get double the value.
I have to be patient....but I am already wondering if my hibiscus have survived some or the bitter cold we had this past winter. They are always so slow to start growing that every year I think I have lost them. The very first year I planted one, I did lose it to the terrible winter. One of the Nurse Practioners said her mom had lost a rose that she had had forever . This year was not as bad as that one, but we did have one or two nights where it got below zero.
I saw these as I passed through the strip mining area on Friday. I did not get much of a chance to photograph them because a truck was coming a bit too fast and stirring up so much I wanted inside with the windows rolled up. Where they had not been paying much attention to me, they went on into the woods with the noise of the truck.
I see this little lady every now and then. She will come to me, but I don't see her often. I have no idea where she actually lives. I usually have pecans for her. I always scan the area for her when I go outside and just had a few minutes before. I was bringing in groceries and happened to glance down at my feet and she was in and out and around me...I don't know how much she had been following me. I
This is from the archives. I am not even sure what these are. They are growing up from the roots of a maple tree we had taken down several years ago. It is a cropped portion of the one and only photo I took.
I was actually meaning that soon we will be seeing killdeer nests in places they should not be. This one was in the road. But my second thought that soon after the photo there would be little killdeer.