At this morning, Kevin and the girls were at the 5K-Pumpkin Run in Lynn Creek Park. Over the years, I made it a tradition to photograph the sunrise (weather-permitted) at Joe Pool Lake.
It has been exactly four years, today. One of my neighbors said, she has a raccoon family sitting in the tree of her alley. The day she mentioned them, I couldn’t make it over to her house. And later it would have been too dark. The next day I asked her, if she has the raccoon family still climbing that tree. She said, that Momma Raccoon and two of her babies are gone. But for some reason, she left one behind. If it still sits there by itself by Monday (following day), she will call wildlife rescue and ask what the deal is, and if they gonna take care of the youngster.
In the meantime I used the opportunity to capture some photos of the little raccoon, before I had to go to work. When I arrived in the alley, the young raccoon took a little nap on the tree. But it woke up, when my camera made shutter noises. It was a cool and wet October day. The wind blew strong, and it drizzled. I know, that wildlife is taking good care of itself. But I fell sorry for the little guy/gal up there.
I don’t know, what the outcome was for the little critter. But I hope, he/she got back to Momma or into safe care. ❤
Could Be Halloween
Yowling, prowling, growling cat
Why do you switch your tail like that?
Why do your eyes flash gold and green?
Could be–must be–Halloween!
Slinky, inky, blinky cat,
Why do you arch your back like that?
What scary creatures have you seen?
Could be–must be- Halloween!
During the day, a lot of “Flutter Wings” visit my garden at this time of the year. At sunset a Monarch Butterfly came over to get some nectar from the milkweed, before her journey will go all the way to Mexico. I hope, she laid some eggs as well.
Being finished with the main chores in the front room, I can pay more attention to my garden again. Wow, I neglected it for several weeks. The garden beds need a lot of work, before they will look nice and healthy again. Yesterday, I’ve got one of the beds ready: I pulled the leftover plants and the weeds out, loosened the soil, and mixed more soil and amendment in. Today I added two more bags of soil, before I started planting and sowing. Now, one of the beds looks pretty again. I planted broccoli, white & red cabbages, and cauliflower. And in the space between the vegetables I have sown carrots, radishes, rutabagas, and turnips. They are all yummy Winter goodies. Since I have the chicken wire around the garden beds, the rabbits can not get to them. I hope, the Cabbage White Butterfly doesn’t come around to lay its eggs at this time of the year. That would be a bummer.
Since the temperatures dropped 40 degrees from yesterday, it was perfect weather to set up more Halloween decoration in the front yard this morning. We sat up the “Graveyard”, and put the ceramic pumpkin in the front garden. Finally we found a good spot for Mr. Skeleton. He hangs out in the graveyard and keeps an “eye” on our visitors.