Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Cats and other stuff.
May 10th. saw the first butterfly of the season. A Comma! I did run for the camera and chased it around, stumbling through bushes, plants and banging into the occasional tree trying to keep it in sight. But alas, it flew off and I didn't get a shot.
The old wooden fence we had built years ago to hold up the Bittersweet finally crumbled. Between the weight of the plants and the winters, it's a wonder it's held up this long. So yesterday we drove stakes in the ground as a new support and all I have to do now is haul the plants up and get them supported. A job that will have to wait until it warms up a bit. I thought I might get at it today but it's very chilly outside.
Word is out that there are a lot of Hawks and Bald Headed Eagles around. The hawks have been taking a lot of rabbits and I heard that people up the road are keeping their small dogs close when outside. I've seen an Eagle scouting out this property several times lately.
I haven't seen the grouse for a few days and then it was only the male hanging around. I got this shot of how camouflaged they are even when up in a tree.
Even this Fox Sparrow doesn't do too bad a job of it when near a birch.
Cats know the best thing to do on a cold day.....I just went in the bedroom and there were four cats on the bed and one on the chair by the bed. I had to get the camera and so.......
Five sleeping cats.
Now, who wouldn't want to go back to bed and cuddle with this lot on a miserable day.