Thursday, May 31, 2012

I have been in the USA for the last four weeks and am now home.  Since I was there almost exactly at the same time last year, I didn't expect to see anything different.  But I did.  There were no new flowers that I saw, especially, as I was told, it had been an unusually warm March.  What I did see were a skunk scurrying across my son's yard.  I know it is a nuisance to my son, who is an avid gardener, but the skunk really is a beautiful animal with those colours.  Then there were baby rabbits, as bold as brass, out eating the grass in the backyard, not at all scared of my little granddaughter, till she tried catching it.  I saw, at the lake nearby, gaggles of wild geese, many with little ones, as well as a duck family--father, mother and little ones--sail past too.  I saw a family of geese with the tiniest little ones, cross the road carefully, while we parked our cars and waited.  Then of course there were squirrels playing tag and the birds--chickadees, robins, magpies, a woodpecker, red-winged magpies and a cardinal or two.  As usual I did not have  my camera during these encounters!  Thoroughly enjoyable wild life encounters all.


  1. skunks love to turn up the grass turf in search of grubs. it actually helps with freeing the lawn of the infestations that can be harmful. aside from being smelly creatures they can be helpful to your lawn.

    1. Oh thanks for that information. I'll tell my son who is the one in Illinois and an avid gardener.


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