Monday, July 12, 2010

Early Morning Visitor

Jilda and I were sitting on the couch drinking morning coffee when she walked into view. She stepped tentatively at first, then walked right up the the birdbath for a long drink of cool water.
She munched on birdseed and cracked corn that we'd put out for the doves. 
I shot this photo with my phone, through the glass so the quality is not that good, but it was a great start to the day.
Of course, I wasn't nearly as happy when I walked down to pick the purple hull peas and I discovered that they'd all be eaten in the night. I'm guessing our little friend had some help during the evening hours.
It''s been so hot and dry, that most of their water sources have dried up. The little spring down in the hollow by our house flows year around unless we have a really hot dry spell. It's been dry for a week now.
We haven't had a decent rain since we put the metal roof on our house. I guess I'll have to go out tomorrow and wash both our cars. That's a rainmaker if there ever was one.
Y'all be cool.


  1. Oh! That picture is so nice. Deeer eat stuff; garden produce, flowers, etc.

    We got rain here in Louisville. It started about 4:30 a.m. and has not stopped. It rained very hard from 5 till 7, and now is a gentle constant rain.

  2. That's cool!

    Actually, the glass kinda gives it an artsy otherworldly look....

    We have wild turkey hens walking up the driveway, but I can never sneak up and get a picture....


  3. Them turkeys are skittish creatures.
    I was resting on our deck in the spring and saw one walk under our apple tree in the field between the house and barn.
    I actually had my camera in hand, but when I raise up to get a better angle, it was up and away.


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