Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wild Things

I tried to capture the delightful scene of otters
swimming in our creek.
There was a mother and two babies who looked
so frisky and happy gliding in the low water.
My photos are not very good
as I was standing on top of our bridge
and they can be remarkably swift.
Actually, I had to discard most pictures
and the only ones remaining that were sort of o.k.
are just of the mother. I think the babies were
curled up in the water grasses napping.



This photo is taken in the opposite direction
and I love how the sky is reflected in the water.
This little land loving guy and his compatriots
have been very busy for weeks
climbing way up in the fir trees
to throw cones down which creates quite
a racket when the cones hit the top of my car
or the roof of the woodshed.
They leave the cones to burst open on their own
and then eat away, or hide them in very special places.

We have lived here for over thirty years
and I never remember a summer/fall where
we have had so many fir cones.
The acorns are also prolific this year.
Perhaps Mother Nature is posting her 
notes for a cold winter.

All the best to you and many thanks
for yesterday's visits.
Ellen.

5 comments:

Grammy Braxton said...

The neighborhood squirrel who lives across the street has been busily picking up the tiny acorns from our willow oak trees. I fear you might be right about a cold, cold winter.

Hugs,
Sharon

Leigh k said...

Hello there friend! What an amazing treat to have otters!! I saw one once on the Clarion river. He popped up, looked at us, and floated down stream. I was so excited. Happy autumn to you. Beautiful photos... xo

J & B said...

Loved the creek pictures the water looks so clear,
We have about 3 chippies and they seem to be very
busy at the moment , they aren't to keen on the
squrriels though so usually there is a squabble
before they get down to business and gobble up as
many sunflower seeds as they can. We have been
warned some nasty weather is on its way next week,
not looking forward to that much!

Mereknits said...

I just love otter's they are so fun to watch.
Hugs,
Meredith

Gail Gunnoe said...

Nice pictures, we have a grey squirrel, Farley's nemesis, that comes right up to the windows. How nice to see an otter so close up, I have noticed lots of red berries on the holly bushes, supposed to be a sign of a cold winter to come.