|Me - in the honeysuckle patch|
That's right - something or someone has been in the honeysuckle! Mom and Dad trust my hunting instincts, so they've been on extra-alert for intruders! They KNOW something has been visiting our yard!
Then, the other morning, just as Mom was grabbing her coffee, she looked out the door to the deck and check out who she saw!
There was a third one, too, but Mom didn't get her in the photo! It was very exciting!
For those who might be wondering, Maggie went out on the deck to help Mom get the shot. She saw the deer and they saw her, but neither party reacted. We just stare at things; we don't bark. It's not like Maggie could run off the gated deck, dial the combination to the lock on the gate to our 6-foot fence and chase them! Anyway - just wanted to let you know. Me? I stayed in the house, in case Dad wanted to serve my breakfast while Mom was out there.
Anyway, now Mom and Dad know why I've been so interested in that side of the house! Mom just loved seeing them - they do not come into our neighborhood very often at all!
Later that day, Mom had another surprise! You know how she loves birdies? Look at who showed up!
|They are about as good as Siberians in the "holding still" department|
|Going for a nice, plump fruit!|
Maggie wanted me to add that when she tries to eat those fruits, she is told "NoNoMaggieNo", but when the birdies do it, Mom is delighted and stands there photographing them. Mags may have mentioned something about a double standard, but since this is SERENE Scenery Sunday, I'll just leave it there.
OK, back to the birdies:
|Puffing out his feathers|
|Action shot: DIVE, DIVE, DIVE!|
Mom took a ton more shots of them. Please check out our set on FlickR, if you're interested.
Later on, Mags and I went out to relax on the deck.
|"Wait! Mags, I see something!"|
"Is it the deer?!?!?"
|"Ah. A guy with a Labrador. That's cool, too!"|
"But it COULD HAVE BEEN the deer!"
It COULD have been! Mags and I are keeping an eye out for them!
Anyway, we hope you enjoyed our photos of some of our surprise visitors! Do you feel the serenity?
Have a lovely Sunday!