Wildlife

I caught sight of the green heron at the top of today's post hidden among the reeds in the bog, and one glimpse was enough to stop me in my tracks. A green heron is not a rare sighting in this area, but it's rare enough that the sight made my heart beat a little …

Rapscallions!

Walking into my kitchen, I glanced out the window and there, staring straight at me, were two deer...in broad daylight...the penalty we pay for living next door to  Chagrin River Park. Why, you might ask, would I call these beautiful animals rapscallions (an old-fashioned word for rascal; rogue; or scamp)?  It's because they consider my Back Yard …

Oh Deer!

So many deer were walking the trails in Chagrin River Park today, it reminded me of a school playground at recess time...recess for a large class of does, bucks, and fawns, although the fawns are getting pretty big by now, and the only buck in the class is a young fella just growing his antlers. …

Feeling helpless

Helplessness is... ...Seeing an injured doe struggling to walk across the meadow... ...and knowing there's nothing I can do to help her. For the record Weather: The air was cool, but the evening light was soft and lovely. Exercise: I walked 1.7 miles, but forgot to record my steps. Whoops! Thanks for stopping by. Carolyn …

Bonanza!

On my photowalk this afternoon, the first "almost sunny" afternoon we have had in a long time, I headed down the trail with some sunflower seeds in my pocket. Passing a bench, I sprinkled a handful of seeds, hoping to attract a few birds for a photo opp. Some chickadees and titmice flew in, grabbed …