Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Nature Show

When looking out the dining room window this morning the first thing I saw was a doe and fawn standing on the dam road across the lake. They soon ambled down the other side into the meadow below.

Then a small turtle was crossing the road right in front of our cabin as I was pouring my coffee. I think it was a slider and not a young snapper, and it ambled down the grassy beachfront and into the water. I see them often at the other end of the lake sunning on branch debris near the pond lilies. 

As I turned around, a huge blue heron flew right in and landed on our dock! I got my camera and started to take its picture, and as I aimed through the kitchen window, it saw me and flew away. What a beautiful sight that was.

The resident kingfisher was perched on the spillway rail on his breakfast quest for a dip and fish catch. I think he went hungry this morning as he soon gave up.

The hummingbirds are greedily spatting over the prime hole in the feeder. They are funny to watch. 

The mushroom crop is thriving due to an abundance of rain during the past days.

The butterflies are numerous and there are many varieties to see and enjoy as they flit about.
That was my morning and it was a nice way to start the day.


  1. You had a fun day without going out of the house. I love seeing the butterflies. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. A most perfect morning for the nature lover that I am (and you are)

  3. Very nice photos! Sounds like a real nice day!