Thursday, June 21, 2018

Two Mourning Doves...

Indigo Bunting

Those of you who know me or follow this blog know I love my birds. As soon as we returned from Wyoming, I put my bird feeders out and the birds came. I had such a variety that I could watch and listen to all day long.

Then the Bear came into the yard...

not my dog Bear...

a real black bear...

on his/her way to the backyard feeders...

at dusk.

Steve was on his way out of the house to shut things down in the garage for the night, and they met - Steve on the back porch, the bear on its way to the feeder. They looked at each other for a moment. The bear slowly turned around and left the yard.

Steve put all of my feeders back into the garage.

Yellow Finch

House Finch

A Sand Hill Crane strolling down our gravel road.

So now I just put black sunflower seeds on the stump in our front yard and backyard. Some of the birds still come, but not many. This pair of Mourning Doves are here every morning. I watch them over my morning coffee.

Thanks for remaining my constant feeders my Mourning Doves! But they should be called Morning Doves. I know their song sounds a bit melancholy, but I find it soothing in the morning over morning coffee. Not like they are mourning the loss of my feeders, but like they are morning birds. But sometimes they come in the afternoon and evening, but always in the morning. Hence Morning Doves...

Thanks for listening.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

So Happy the Elk are Back!

Last evening we came home from town to find the elk had returned and were in the backyard down the hill!

Lots of them. So glad to have them back.

But last night it snowed so everything is white again. And tonight we have a winter weather warning so in the morning we will have more snow.

But we're glad they are sticking around and enjoyed their day on Big Hill.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hanging Out with Bill

Steve took a picture of the dogs and me walking next door during a mini snowstorm.

I went to hang out with Bill.

This is Bill.

Bill loves to be petted, 
fed and watered, 
have someone empty his litter box, 
eat kitty treats, 
kill mice, 
have his toys tossed to him, 

...look at rainbows through the window.