Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Nature Notes: Plentiful Wild life and Wild Food
I took a bunch of photographs of this little rabbit while he stayed totally still. I even walked around to get the light better and was ignored.
I think he may have stayed where he was because he had a nice shady spot and it was so hot. The rabbits generally ignore my plants and bulbs because I leave them so many weeds to eat.
Many pictures I take in my garden have insects of some kind although they don't always show up like they do against this flower.
I've come to an arrangement with the birds. I get to eat the blackberries that are lower on the vines and they get the ones reaching to the sky.
The cherries are very popular with the birds and they aren't the kind that people eat.
I guess it's possible they are edible for humans but the cherries on my trees are tiny.
I rarely get a shot of the birds in the birdbath in my front yard because it's not a good spot to get a shot without scaring the birds. I liked the way I caught the reflection of the trees and sky.
I am enjoying the birds as I always do although they've gotten to the time of year where they give me a wake up call at 4:00 am. I can usually go back to sleep but they are very noisy.
I like the way the plumes of the grasses form arches over the flowers.
So far the only yarrow in bloom is the yellow and white yarrow. I'm looking forward to my red yarrow.
I hope that our unseasonably hot June means July will be cooler. Not likely but anything is possible.
So far the plants are surviving the heat because it has been fairly rainy.
The tiger lilies are starting to bloom which is a sure sign that July isn't far away.
For more nature notes, please visit Rambling Woods where the link goes up by Thursday.