Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A little bit of wildlife....

I ran through the strip pits again last night...I saw only a couple pheasants....above is a picture of one of them.
And I know this is dark, but it is a hawk. I saw I don't know how many hawks...and I don't know why butt they all seem dark. Even the most of the Northern Harriers...and there is no mistaking the way they fly or their white rump patch. But I have seen the fellow above fairly often and he is always on the dark side.
I only saw these two deer out there....I don't know what scared them, but I had seen them start their run from a ways off. I thought they would run a few feet and stop, but eventually here they came through the weeds and crossed in front of me. They went on to the top of the hill, and looked back from the direction they came...so I wondered would coyotes gang up on them? I definitely got the feeling something was after them....
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I finally finished my quilt blocks last night, but have yet to bring them up to arrange their layout. For some reason I dread doing that. Seems like even when I do it, once I get them sewn together, I always see two that should be separated. Oh, well, the top at least is one step closer to being done.

It is another dark and dreary day, and a little bit cooler than it was, though it is still not bad for February.

11 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

you are so lucky to see such a variety of wildlife practically in your backyard,

Gill in Canada

Ginny said...

The first picture is my favorite, you really do see the strangest and most wonderful things in those strip pits!! It looks like some kind of pheasant or something!

Judy said...

And to think I wasn't too far from your strip pits...maybe next time. I can't wait to see the finished quilt, I've been finally doing some sewing and it feels good after not sewing for a month.

Mary said...

I have never seen a pheasant! So pretty....wish I would find some around here.

Marie said...

Wow, pheasant! That's an exciting thing to see! And I am so happy for you that you have finished your quilt top blocks! Can't wait to see it all together.

Sue said...

It was nice to see a photo of a pheasant. We used to have them when we lived in IL, but I haven't seen one since moving to Michigan. They're such a pretty bird.......

EG Wow said...

Lucky you to have seen a pheasant and get a photo of it!

I can understand how you could plan a quilt and then find squares after you've sewn it together that you wish you'd moved. :)

Sandra said...

i am a tad envious that you have access to all this wildlife, all i can see are a few birds.

don said...

That pheasant is beautiful. Nice shooting and some good shots from the strip pits again.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Rose... My favorite one of yours today is the Pheasant. Such a beauty!!!

Congrats on finishing your quilt blocks...

Hope you are feeling better and better now.
Hugs,
Betsy

Caron said...

I think pheasants are pretty. My dad would have enjoyed your neck of the woods. He always loved having a place like your strip pits and orchards to look at.

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