Friday, January 13, 2012

Ole, the Ever Watchful

 Good Ol' Ole. He always lets me know what's going on in the woods on the mountain. This morning was no different. I heard his "there's a critter" bark, turn into "DEER" bark and quickly got my bins and camera.
 A buck was sneaking through the woods. I'm pretty sure he was saying to himself...
"Don't mind that fat dog"
 "Just keep your head down, concentrate and keep walking"
 "Keep your head down and hide behind the trees"
Well, it worked. Ole watched him depart the property and retired back to his post!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Looking Back

 These forgotten photos were taken last May. What a beautiful month in Alabama!

 It's still hard for me to get over how much earlier spring comes in the south!

 As most birds here on the mountain, hiding in the trees from the photographer is their favorite past time. This little Palm Warbler is no exception.
 And here I am training the birds to take seed from my hand.
I got really it didn't really work out well. I had to fight the mice off at night. That was no fun!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Looking for a Post

 Well, not this kind of post.
 You know...a blog post. As I wandered about the yard looking for inspiration, I was a little disappointed. But there's always new growth to lift spirits.
 And sweet little Chickadees.
 And there was even a early Crocus...
 ...and a bright Flowering Cabbage.
 Those darn early birds!
 Finally I bumped into this face. He was looking for someone living under the tarp.

 And he had a partner in crime!
 They REALLY thought they'd found something...
 ...but I think they were chasing shadows!

 Daisy knows there's a critter somewhere...
 Now matter how long it takes,
they'll never give up!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My 2011 Headers. Happy 2012!

One of my favorite parts of blogging is creating fun headers throughout the year. I always hope you enjoy them as much as my posts.
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe