Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bunny Rabbits, Chickadees, and Hens and Chicks

My post today is all about wildlife and plants. I love seeing unexpected wildlife in my yard and actually having my camera handy so I can get good shots. Yesterday when I got home from work, I was getting out of my car and I noticed that Mr. Bunny Rabbit came back for another visit.

I couldn't get my computer at home to work so that I could crop and get a closer view, but he was posing for me again and I was able to get fairly close this time before he scampered off.

At about the same time I saw him, I looked up into a pine tree that we have and I saw 2 little Chickadees. Darn it, they were hopping through the tree so fast that I didn't have time to get a picture of them, so I found one on the Internet. You might think this is really odd, but never in all of my 56 years have I ever seen a Chickadee in real life. I've seen lots and lots of pictures, but had never, ever actually seen one until yesterday. I just wanted to keep watching and keep watching. They are some of the prettiest birds I've ever seen with the Cardinal (or Redbird) being the exception. We see lots and lots of Redbirds in our yard. And our yard is always full of rabbits running around playing and chasing each other. I love it!

I've been meaning to take some pictures of my Hens and Chicks because this year they are doing really well. I guess we've had so much rain this Spring that they are just flourishing.

1 comment:

Farm Chick Paula said...

Great pictures, Sharon! I love the chickadees- I love to listen to the little sounds they make at my feeder.
I have some "hen and chick" plants, too... my have outgrown their pots three times already! (And to think I started with one little "chick"...)