One of the things I love about country life is nature.
Last week, I needed an afternoon pick me up and looked out the window to see a family of turkeys, a mother and seven young ones milling about the driveway.
It was better than a vanilla iced coffee. It just made me so happy!
That was the second day we saw them. Dale came home the day before and stopped at the top of the driveway and called me from his cell phone so I could look out and see the little family pecking away.
Did they come to our yard for the ticks or maybe the acorns?
On that second day, I had my camera at the ready, but I frightened them off when I tried to tip toe out the front door.
Wildlife is abundant here, of course. When my mother-in-law visited this summer, she said the highlight of her trip was getting to see a road runner, a first for her that wasn’t an animated cartoon.
Over the weekend, we also saw what we thought was either a hawk or an eagle sitting in a tree behind our house. We were in the boat and too far away.
Since we’ve moved here, I’ve seen up close fox, beaver, coyote, mountain lion, deer, road runners, wild boar and the more typical raccoons, armadillos, skunks and squirrels.
Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous for the wildlife around here, Dale has hit and killed three deer this summer and I’ve seen two red tail hawks dead on the highway.
It was a good weekend for nature. The meteor shower lit up the dark sky early Saturday and Sunday mornings. We forgot all about it, or we would have gone to the boat ramp, where there is a wide open view without the trees. I did get to see one as we were getting ready to take the boat out early Saturday morning.
Did anyone else see the meteor shower this past weekend? What is the coolest wildlife you’ve seen this year?