Thursday, May 23, 2013

My Wildlife Arena

mmm ... maybe I'm not living in NY's Mid-Hudson Valley.  I could swear right about now that I really am residing in a Wild Kingdom somewhere.

'Cause the bears are back again tonight ... two weeks to the day ... knocking down the bird feeder, the heavy duty metal one.  Last time I spied them, those two hefty blackish brown visitors dined for maybe 15 minutes at 5 am in the morning.  In no hurry to take off, they just stared back at me as I was glued to the window, then went back to pawing great mounds of seed, much to their delight.

Today a friend and I watched a huge mama snapping turtle spend a few hours laying eggs in a large dirt mound.  After doing her thing, she toddled down a hill to a flowing stream and said 'adios' to her defenseless shelled young ones.

And how 'bout the two other turtles I spied cruising across busy roadways this afternoon.  The ones who lived to tell the tale, dodging speeding cars as they nonchalantly made their way to wetter climes.

And don't get me going about how many days it's like a grand aviary here, the chorale of birds bringing music to my ears as I while away some time on the back porch.  Or the story I heard yesterday about a bunch of baby possums being rescued from their dead mama's pouch by a woman who couldn't bear to see the descending vulture finish off the whole family.

Yep, that's the view 'round these parts as May wends its way to a close ...  




p.s. OOPS!  I forgot about the two grazing deer, dining early this evening in the wet green grass ... right near that mound of buried eggs.


Five Minute Friday

... and at Gail's too!

32 comments:

  1. Linda - such great beauty in your words. Somehow I never stop marveling at even the simplest deer or antelope :) Happy Friday!

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    1. April ... I completely forgot about the deer til I read your comment! Thanks for reminding me!

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  2. Awesome...I'm a little jealous over here in the Chicago burbs. ;) Soak up that view for me! Happy Friday to you, friend! :)

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    1. Hey Mel ... maybe you'd like a few bears shipped your way? I sure would love my bird feeder back!

      :-}

      Linda

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  3. You make me want to come visit. Sounds like a beautiful view.

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    1. Alene ... Depending on the weather, we can do a pot of hot tea or a pitcher of iced!

      ;-}

      Linda

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  4. Ha! My daughter watched and cheered on two turtles very quickly crossing the road yesterday. In the CITY!! Don't see that to often around here. :)

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    1. I'm so glad to hear those babies made it! YAY!!

      Linda

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  5. Wow! Your place sounds like it's teeming with life. -- Love the picture with the binoculars. My husband has a pair.... we are taking them to Alaska later this year. :)

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    1. Yep ... that's where this pic was taken a few years back {in my redhead era}! You will LOVE LOVE LOVE God's magnificent creation in that place! Can't wait to hear about it, my friend!

      Linda

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  6. I would have loved to atleast seen a picture of the bears, or the turtles, or the eggs, or the birds, or the deer, ... Where's the pictures to go along with the description?? It would have made a better impression than seeing you behind a pair of binoculars!!

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    1. Sorry, sister dear ... the picture of the bears didn't come out through the screen at o'dark thirty! And I didn't have my camera with me when I was out and about today.

      Maybe a shot of the vulture next time?

      ;-}

      Linda

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  7. Wow! It sounds like you could charge for your view! God's creations at its best! Love it:)

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    1. For sure ... great views from home like yesterday's experience ... great memories from Alaska a few years back when I look at that binoculars pic!

      Linda

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  8. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.
    @JLenniDorner
    Thank you for coming to my blog!

    WOW! I love your view. So much beauty named in only five minutes.
    I hope the baby turtles make it.

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    1. Thanks, Lenni! Hey Sharon ... keep us posted on those baby turtles, ok? We've got alot of people rooting for them!

      Linda

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  9. Wow, such a wonderful view.

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    1. Thanks for sharing it with me, Denise!

      Linda

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  10. Very cool. I love that you get to see all of this and then you share it with us. Thank you!!!

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    1. Debi - Don't you love how blogging unites and connects us?!

      ;-}

      Linda

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  11. Thanks for stopping by place earlier, I love this post. Isn't it amazing what we see in spring? My husband had a bear cross the road right in front of him on its ey to hibernation last fall. They're amazing up close.

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    1. I'm good with seeing a bear or two with a window or cage keeping us at a respectful distance from each other! Thanks for coming over to say 'hi,' Lindsey!

      Linda

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  12. Seems like we have a view of the same things in our view: deer, turtles and birds. Thankful I don't see bears although I have been told they are here. I wouldn't trade it for buildings and sidewalks at all.

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    1. Sounds like we're both country girls at heart, Amy!

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  13. It does sound like Wild Kingdom!! We have turtles all over the place too. And I think a raccoon is back getting into our trash.

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    1. mmm ... raccoons ... I think those are the guys that love digging up those turtle eggs I'm rooting for. Please keep Mr. Raccoon there, dear Eileen!

      ;-}

      Linda

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  14. Hey, you forgot to mention the bunny across the street from the turtle eggs. And this morning mama turtle was back, I guess laying more eggs. I'm not sure how she does it, but this is the third day in a row she's been out there. One long labor!!

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    1. Sharon - please keep us posted on the progress of those little eggs, ok? I really want to know that those little guys make it!

      Linda

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  15. Linda - I've got some sad news to report. The rain just slowed down so I went out to check on the turtle eggs. There were two holes dug up and pieces of broken eggs on the ground. Not nearly as many as usual...only a few pieces, so I'm not sure how many eggs they actually got. There are usually a lot more laying around. Sad that the mama turtle went to all that work for nothing. Part of nature, I guess. Another question for God when we get to heaven (as if we'll even care by then!)

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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