Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Not Boring Today

When the Mister looked out the kitchen window this early morning, a mother Canada goose and her growing gaggle were on our beachfront lawn - leaving nasty deposits. He shooed them away. He came back indoors and heard a woodpecker on the far side of the cabin gable and went out again and it flew away. (We hope it wasn't the pileated fellow we saw in a tree recently!) On his way back indoors he spotted that the mousetrap by the back door had a victim. After coffee we decided to go for a ride. Two deer in separate instances leaped out in front of us on the roadway. Shall I continue?

During the ride I spotted an entire fence line with buzzards -a/k/a turkey vultures- on each fencepost. As we approached, some flew away, but not all. There could've been around 20 of them but I was busy trying to get pictures of a few and couldn't count. We suspect a large carcass lay hidden nearby and they were making dinner plans.
We next passed a fancy stone wall and fence (notice no gate!) in front of a place that we don't believe was a private family home. There were no signs either, but please look closely at that wonderful stonework!
AND...just down the road a little bit, the colorful chanticleer stood awaiting a pickup. He is well weathered and folksy, isn't he? Or is he just being proud and fierce waking up the sun and dominating the barnyard?
The best was yet to come. At home. A neighbor's poppies are popping and there will be dozens more. They are a wonderful sight. 
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  1. i love the vultures on the fence posts and nice entrance, too. please link in to good fences on thursday if you would!

    1. i have linked you in. thank you, again!

  2. Oh, how funny, the big birds on the fence. They warm themselves in the sun. Or they will break a national record for pole-squatting ;-)I love the artwork. Very beautiful, the different colors. But the most beautiful are the flowers in your blog. Thank you for showing all that read beauty. http://momentsfrozentime.blogspot.nl/

  3. So glad to visit from Good Fences! I enjoyed your post and photos!
    Loved the weathered Chanticleer!
    Your new follower

  4. i love how the vultures are all perched on the posts! and that rooster is so cute!

  5. Well I'll say that was quite the ride you had. That was a bunch of turkey vultures perched on the fence line for sure. Pretty stone wall/fencing as well. The poppies were so bright and cheery.