Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Local Wildlife

Look at what hit my front window yesterday...
it scared the bajeebers outta me for a moment.  lol
There was a large bang, and it totally flexed the large window.
It was fine, and was just stunned for a few minutes. 
Long enough for me to take some photos and then run off.
It is a grouse, in case you were wondering.
They are fairly big, like a smallish chicken.
This past week I had another surpise visit from...

some sort of horses.
I was trying to figure out where in the world they came from.
I don't know much about horses, but they look like some sort of ponies to me.
There were 3 adults and 2 babies.
This little guy walked right up to me while I was standing on the deck, taking their photos.
I believe they belong to a neighbor a little ways away, and they headed towards home shortly after I got some fun pictures of them.
And not until after they proceeded to "snot" up each of my front windows of the house.  lol
It has been pretty cold, so I finally was able to clean the windows now that it has warmed up a little.  Although it is only around zero degrees and soooo windy.
The above pictures reminded me of the moose we have had hanging around our property and area lately.
This is of a momma and her 2 babies.
We've seen lots different "groups" of moose hanging around since before Christmas.
The down side to the moose is that I have to drive my son to the school bus every day.
It is still dark in the mornings, so you can't see them in the bush.
A momma moose is very unpredictable and will not hesitate to trample you.
They make me nervous.
When they are in the yard, those days are inside days.
And lastly, the lovely deer.
We always have deer traipsing through our yard, too.
I love the deer, they are so pretty.
Sadly, one died on our property sometime this winter.
It's been a tough winter with so much snow early in the season.
Anyways, living out at the lake, there's always something going on with the wildlife.


Cindy deRosier said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! Gorgeous photos and how lucky to have such amazing animals literally in your back (or front) yard. So incredibly cool.

Gina Brandstetter said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the one of the white pony. Thanks for sharing these!

Brenda said...

Vicki, how beautiful! We love when wildlife walks through our yard, so I rally appreciate these photos!

EmileeAnn said...

Wow! How cool to have all those animals in your yard. I especially love the moose!

Wendy Taylor said...

Wow!!! Totally digging the pictures!!

MKPstamps said...

Your house is so pretty and then to see all of this is delightful. But you can keep the the snow!!! Don't like the cold white stuff at all.

Leslie - The Addicted One said...

As an avid reader of your emails and lover of your artwork, thank you for always sending your work. I've just had a very stressful night and when I turned on my computer in the wee hours, this morning, your email of all the wildlife have put a smile on my face. This is what life is all about. Not the other garbage we live through on a daily basis. Thank you so much for sharing ! I really needed this.

GerriK said...

Vicki, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. I can't imagine looking out my window and seeing such beautiful creatures. I live in New Jersey and a deer sighting is about as exciting as it gets.

Allisa said...

Great pics, thanks for sharing your visitors with us!

Freya said...

The horses are Fjord Ponies. My mom had a couple of them!! Love the wildlife pictures!! We too have moose and dear that hang around. :)

chantal p said...

Yep they sure are Fjord's we own one a long time ago, they are not native and actually come from UK so these are somebody's horses. i hope they went home or some one found them. :-)
awesome post!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

These are wonderful photos - thanks for sharing them! You are blessed to share your world with these beautiful creatures. I can tell it's very cold there - they are all so fluffy!!

Thanks again Vicki -

Amy said...

You've captured some amazing pictures! It must be wonderful to view these beautiful creatures, from a safe distance! I have been watching a small pack of coyotes pass by our property and can hear their cries in the night. I prefer to keep my distance though!

Kelly's Krafts -Shop at kahacker.ctmh.com said...

Wow ! What a beautiful home (snow and wild animals right outside your window) ! Looks like a little bit of Heaven !

Pam said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You are sure lucky to have all that wildlife on your property! Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures!


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