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Feral

Turns out the little skinny stray kitty I brought in the house the other day isn’t the only stray we have.  Turns out there is another kitty that is lurking in the tree line watching us.  This one looks older and healthier.  It is also pretty wild and will not let us near it.  We will continue to put out extra food and water for it.

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Bambino

Our neighbors rescue horses, clydesdale’s to be specific.  They then decided to breed them.  Their babies are so darned cute!  Someday I will have a more powerful lens to get a more close up picture.

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Clean Up Crew

Some critter got run over in front of our driveway and the turkey vultures showed up to clean up the remains.

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Being mindful that he doesn’t get run over.

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Taking a quick bite….

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While others were checking things out from above.

 

Blooming Iris

Last fall my mother decided to tear out all of her iris bulbs….as in she no longer wanted any.  These bulbs are originally from my grandmother, so I couldn’t let them all get trashed.

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I was excited to see that some yellow bloomed.

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Taffy says hurry up because you smell so pretty when you are in full bloom.

 

Tuesday Morning Mystery

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Taffy was very, very interested in something on the other side of the fence this morning.  She wouldn’t budge from this spot and kept barking and digging.  I went out to see what the fascination was, only to find absolutely nothing of interest.  Time went on and she kept carrying on, so I decided to take a closer look outside the fence.

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I moved some leaves and fluff and found these little guys.  Some dumb bunny decided to nest right by the fence.  I covered them back up and tried to come up with a plan to keep the dogs from tunneling out of the yard.

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This probably isn’t going to work, but it was the best I could come up with on the spur of the moment.  Now Taffy is pacing from one end of the tarp to the other.

Officially Open

Today my good friend, Vickie and I went for a nice long walk on the newly open Rock Island Trail.

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Of course Sadie had to help me put on my hiking boots.

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Naturally the litterbugs have made it to the trail and I am hoping that the state will splurge for some better signs in the near future.

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Today was a dreary day, as it has been for over a week.  However, the temps were in the 50’s so can’t really complain.

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We didn’t see any deer, but did see the tracks they left behind.

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This was the weirdest thing we saw while on our walk.  Not sure if someone buried Fluffy out here or what.  In all it was a good walk.  We got in 4.57 miles.  Will definitely need to bring the dogs out in the near future for a nice long walk to wear them out.

 

Tippy’s Fall Photo Shoot

He looks pretty, but he is nutty as a fruitcake.  This is Tippy.  We “inherited” him from Glen’s mom when she moved to an independent living apartment. He is mostly a good boy, but he has issues that I doubt we are going to be able to break him of.

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Basking

Lucy and Taffy enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.

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Fall Colors

My husband was playing with the new camera and attached it to his spotting scope.  This is one of the pictures he took.  It is quite beautiful, I think.

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Warm Sunny Day

The weather has been so wonderful lately that we have really been enjoying our outside time.

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