Baby animal day

Well, sort of baby animals. The hummingbird may not be, although there have been some juvenile hummers hanging around our feeder recently. The bunny, on the other hand, is a bonafide baby bunny. My husband was using the weedwacker, trimming along the edge of our grass and flower beds, and out from under the tall grass (and weeds, to be honest) dashed three little bunnies. I managed to track down one of them and return it to the nest under the petunias and weeds. It didn’t panic when I picked it up, just cuddled calmly in the palm of my hand. I held tightly and then gently placed it back into its original nest after he finished his yard work. Unfortunately, I couldn’t track down the other two, so I’m hoping they found a secure place to hide.

P.S. In the park this morning, I saw a doe and twin fawns, but couldn’t get a clear shot of them. The mama was limping badly, but the three of them were browsing in the underbrush.

P.P.S. I don’t think there is anything more appealing than baby animals. What do you think?

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I’ve heard that it’s a good idea to dial back your exercise routine every few days, and today I discovered the value of that advice. Because of an all day downpour yesterday and a full schedule, I hadn’t taken to the trail for several days. Today I laced up my shoes and headed out, discovering that I was unconsciously walking faster and farther than I did last week. So lesson learned! From now on I will ease off at least once each week.

Rainy day birds

A day long rain is such a novelty! At least it is this summer in Ohio. We have seen very little rain in recent months, but today it rained all day to my delight. It didn’t keep the birds from the feeders either. I am pleased to report that the hummingbirds have not all gone south yet. Recently I read that the males migrate first, then the females a couple of weeks later, followed by the juveniles. This week we have had some of each at our nectar feeder, buzzing around it with great enthusiasm. They are such fun to watch, but I felt a little sorry for them today because they looked so very soggy.

So much for the rainy day pictures. I’m still hoping to capture a really sharp picture of the hummers before the migration begins, but that will take much brighter light than we had today.

See ya soon!
Skip aka Carolyn

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We’re visiting my sister and her family I Sarasota this week. She hasn’t been well and I am blessed to be able to spend some time with her. This gull posed for me on the dock outside her condo. I approached him as quietly as I could, but he finally spotted me and flew away.

It has been a month since I have had time for blogging, and I’m hanging my head in shame, but I just discovered that I can post directly from my (new) iPhone. How amazing is that? Very useful since I am mucho miles from home and my computer.

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