Sunday, July 8, 2012

Say bye-bye!

To avoid the heat of the day, we headed to Wal-mart late Thursday evening. We drove through the strip pits on the way...the sun was already gone by the time we got there. We had to struggle to see anything. And believe me, there was not much to see. We saw about half a dozen deer....normally at that time of day it is not uncommon to see 20 or 30.

We did see on Great Blue Heron in flight...and Roger spotten a pheasant out in a field. Or we assume it was one. It was too dark to see any color, but going by the profile that is what we thought it was.

I am wanting to go out there sometime late and just drive around after dark....would just love to go and sit and see what I could hear and see. A lot of the fields had been mowed....just wish they would mow them all for a change. This one field has not been mowed in years and it is a mess of weeds, but I suppose that is good for the wildlife.
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Yesterday, our thermometer read 111º at one point. I know that seems extreme but I really believe that our thermometer is right. On a positive note, today was supposed to be another hot one, but instead the break in the extreme heat has come. It is only 87º right now!

11 comments:

don said...

You came up with a fine silhouette despite the limited light.

Sandra said...

glad your temps dropped a little, 111 is down right scary. run bambi run.. and i would love to hear the night sounds to

Montanagirl said...

I'd think we'd be amazed at what we'd see at night, if only we could in the dark! I think lots of things are going on that we don't catch in the daytime.

Ellie said...

I love your picture - I think maybe all the creatures are feeling the heat too and are hiding.
111 sounds very hot thank goodness it is a bit cooler for you today - maybe you might even get some rain soon.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Great capture Rose. I'm loving today with the temps being in the 80's. Our farmer neighbor who mowed our field today said our lack of rain is very serious now, all the fields are not growing and the fields that are being cut they're not getting much hay from them :(

Naquillity said...

so glad you were able to photograph the deer and in silhouette. you mentioned mowing the field that was overgrown with weeds. you're right... it's good for wildlife. it attracts more that way. we just had a short thunderstorm and it seems to have cooled things a bit. but i'm sure that'll change quickly. have a great day~

oh, had to say that i went grocery shopping and bought me some white bread (we always use wheat) and some bologna for a fried bologna sandwich tonight, :) i can't wait to have it...

Linda Gross said...

That is a great-looking photograph of the deer on the top of the hill.

Susan said...

Great picture! I AM SO TIRED of being hot!!!!

Carletta said...

I saw a deer this evening. They've been hiding the past few days.
We're supposed to be cooler tomorrow too. We've had 11 straight days of severe heat. Even the 86 or so we're supposed to have will seem like a real cool down. :)

Maple Lane said...

Very nice photo, Rose! Have a good day.

EG CameraGirl said...

You see so much wildlife at the pits! It's a great place for photo ops.

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