One of my friends trying to find a cool spot in the shade.
I think she is pregnant. If that is the case, no wonder she is seeking shade.
An uninvited guest is also looking for shade…actually, more like getting ready to steal cat food.
Oh—all of this action was right outside my window. I am still waiting for my feathered friends to come through with their chicks. I’m afraid the drought and then recent fire may have caused them some harm.
Looks as if you were having a solstice party without even trying.
It is funny that you’d say that, Ann. When I saw the party goers, I thought of you!
I want to have a solstice party!
Next year you need to be in one of the small towns in Germany where they still celebrate with the bonfires on the hills. But check ahead: some places have moved the “official” Midsummer to the weekend.
You live on a game preserve!
Absolutely wonderful photos! I love all the wildlife near your home.
Julie will cringe at me saying this, but I love having the deer come through. And of course, the turkeys. I could certainly do without the raccoons—they are to me what deer are to Julie. After replacing heavy-duty porch screening many times, I now have a hot wire around the porch to keep the raccoons from tearing the screen. Yeah, your typical red-neck home decor.
I also don’t like those giant rats that people call possums, and don’t get me started on the Armadillos. Barb and John & Michelle can attest to the damage they do to my fields. The bear don’t come through because of the fencing and once in awhile I’ll find a giant cat print that was not made by your average house putty. Robin is right—I do live on a game preserve, at least on the outside edge of it.