Saturday, July 25, 2015


The things you see

The boss went to a ballgame last night so I rewarded myself for putting up vegetables all day with a walk up behind the barn. Killing two birds with one stone, so to speak, as Sunday Stills is landscapes this week and you have to get up high here to get good ones.

I was right behind the barn, not fifty feet from where the boss had been unloading the hay he made all day, when a sharp cough about startled me out of my skin. It was like a big dog barking right at me really close.

Aliens have landed
She was startled too I guess, as she bounded off through the tall weeds with her tail flagging in alarm. I don't know that I have ever been quite that close to a wild deer before, nor do I want to be again. Three feet is not enough distance between us!

With the cows gone there is far too much wilding going on. I spent some time waiting to see the source of some sharp chip notes right in the barnyard to find that they were indeed produced by a pair of Indigo Buntings... The grasses have grown tall with no cows to nibble them down and they were eating the seeds. One of the does, maybe the one I almost stepped on, had her fawns right there this spring.

Later I stalked two birds all the way down the hill, only to find that they were just Song Sparrows.....of which we have dozens and dozens. Oh, well, someday I will see another Lincoln's. It was a good walk  and just the right way for a nature loving introvert to spend an evening off.

You may want to turn your volume up a little while you watch our tiny dancer and hear her new favorite song. 


jan said...

She has great arm action going on.

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

So cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the video of precious there and love more the walk and the snort or cough and a beautiful way for an introvert to spend the evening. YES it tv or party or anything can compare to it. Heaven on earth...right in your own backyard. THANK YOU for sharing it all...peace there for sure....Love Merri

Cathy said...

Oh yes! She's got the moves :) Adorable!
And what I'd give for a couple of those song sparrows! Lucky ducky!

Terry and Linda said...

She is so adorable. Like you I'm a huge introvert...a recluse so to speak. I too miss our cows...I would have more in an instant, if I could.


threecollie said...

Jan, she loves music and she just loves to dance! She gets noisy toys out of the toy box and dances to their din. Or points to my phone to coax me to play something for her. She liked to move to the music even when she was only a little sausage swaddled in baby blankets. lol

Nita, thanks, a lot of fun too! It may be noisy around here but it is never dull.

Merri, the boss had something similar happen to him when mowing hay yesterday. A whole passel of deer and some rabbits came out of where he was working, one and two at a time....sure woke him up. lol

Cathy, thanks. I will try to suggest to them that there might be good digs in Ohio. We have so many that pretty much any time you care to pish at a brown thing in the bushes, out pops a Song Sparrow. There is a nest of something sparrow-y over by the walkway to the barn. Although I couldn't see in and didn't want to part the bushes and disturb anybody, I am betting Song Sparrows. lol

Linda, thanks, I am getting much worse as I get older. Very contented with my own