Category Archives: animals

Squirrel

My husband came in and said there’s a squirrel in the garage. I grabbed the camera and ran out. Yes, he still was there. He was on the floor licking something . After a while he went into the garden. He sat there looking, for I don’t know what. Then he skipped away. Cute one.

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Two Deer

I saw these two deer on Friday in the same fields I saw the whooper swans on Tuesday. I said to my husband to stop the car. They of course, as always, were hundreds of meters away. I knew my 300 mm lens would not be enough but, despite that I took some photos. I so wish I had a 600 mm lens which have been on my wish list for already very long.

 

A Fox

Fox 20181215_180958_HDRCYesterday I went out for a walk at about 6:00 o’clock pm. I saw a woman with her dog. They both were staring at something in our neighbor’s garden. She said look a fox. She was right. The fox was staring back at us. I slowly took my phone from the pocket and shot three photos. I was not sure I would be able to use any of them. Then I continued my, about 2 km, walk. I thought, maybe the fox still will be there when I return. He was gone.

Run mouse run

Last night I woke to strange sounds coming from the living room. I told my husband “I think Jacky’s got a mouse. YOU go see what you can do !” He came back and said “It’s a mouse and I couldn’t get it”. Maybe it’s gone in the morning.” It was not ! Jacky found it under the bed. I told him to take it out,  t a k e  i t  o u t. Which he did. I looked out the window. There they were. Lying in the grass staring at each other. The mouse shivering in horror. I grabbed my phone to get some photos. Then went back in. A few minutes later I was not able to see neither of them. I felt bad for the mouse and kind of wanted things to end well for him but, on the other hand I wish Jacky took care of him so he won’t come back next night.

Very Warm . . .

With temperatures of about 30 Celsius I avoid going outdoors. I step out into the garden to water the plants and to see if there are any new flowers in bloom. The dahlias and the other one of the begonias are in bloom. On Sunday there was a butterfly on the top of some bushes in bloom. The bushes are tall and the butterfly kept staying high up on the top. I needed a chair the get into position to take some photos. It was a bit wobbly so I had to step down. Also the phlox is in bloom. Almost two weeks earlier than last year. On Monday on the way back home from the supermarket we stopped by the lake. Unfortunately there is a lot of algae. It’s such a pity because you can’t let your dog have a refreshing swim. Yesterday I made zucchini soup which I like but my husband doesn’t 😉 I wish it would not be this warm for too long anymore. There are a couple of events, in the near future, we have planned to attend. I’m afraid I will not be able to go if it’s still 30 C 😦