Saturday, August 13, 2011

Peaceful Corner and my hike this morning

As I was looking back at my blog, I saw the post about my "Peaceful Corner".  Rick and I were just outside yesterday and we remarked on how much things have grown.  Thought I'd share my peaceful corner now that it's August!

It's still peaceful, but it's even MORE peaceful!

Also, feeling a bit blue this morning and Rick having a golf outing with his buddies, I decided to go for a hike at our nearby park.  It's named Towner's Woods and I spent a little while there this morning soaking up some nature.  I walked on what is called "Butterfly Loop" and upon entering the clearing to start the path, I saw a beautiful yellow butterfly.  Thinking there would be LOTS of them, I failed to get a picture!  Nope, no more butterflies on that trail.

However, I did see this little rascal...a black squirrel just as I was starting down the main path.  I have dozens of these in my yard, but he was there to welcome me, so I snapped his photo.  I saw two spotted fawns.  One crossed my path just about 5-10 feet in front of me.  Nope, I didn't have my camera ready, but knowing a bit about deer, I knew there HAD to be at least one more nearby.  I stood still and waited.  Nothing.  I took a few steps forward and looked into the wooded are to my left (where #1 bounded out) and looked really hard.  There was another fawn there, but he was well hidden.  I snapped a photo, but my automatic focus did it's job and focused on the nearer tree limbs, etc.  So, I didn't get that photo.  I remained still while a multitude of mosquitoes had a bite of ME for lunch.  Soon...about 20 feet ahead of me bounded the second fawn.  Still no photo, but I have their beauty etched in my mind.

Anyway, it was a nice way to spend some time with nature this morning.  I'm glad I went.