Tuesday, December 24, 2013


It is always fun to see how quickly the red berries get eaten! I have been lucky to have captured some of these beauties around my yard.  As I write this, there is very little snow left and the berries are just about gone. Tomorrow is Christmas and it is time to relax and be thankful for all we have. Merry Christmas to you all! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

What is that black thing way out on the ice?

 A few days ago while driving by the pond that is located down the road from my house, I noticed a black thing way out on the ice.  Not having binoculars or camera with me, I rushed home to grab them both and drove back to solve my curiosity. Thinking at first that it may be a beaver, since they do live in the pond, I realized by the way it was acting that it was an otter! It kept slipping into the hole in the ice and than would pop up and look in my direction, go down again and come up again and lay on the ice. I watched him until it got too dark to see. I remember about 9 years ago, my mom and I saw an adult with three babies crossing the road in front of us. That was a sight to remember!
 I was sure it was an otter when I saw the tail.