Rainy Sunday

Today was a perfectly.....icky day for a nature walk around our home.
It rained most of the weekend.
But some days, I feel like I have spent too much time cooped up indoors.
Too much time breathing hospital air, then closed up in the bedroom sleeping.
I literally crave the fresh air and feel as if I must go out and soak it in.

Wellies are a must.
These are not REAL Wellies, of course.
What would you call them?
"Good Enough-ies"?

Mud, mud, everywhere.

Also everywhere are blackberry bushes!
I can't WAIT till they produce yummy berries.

I mean seriously, EVERYWHERE.
Bumper crop.
I can almost smell the cobblers already.

The moon was peeking over the trees.
She cranks,
she cranks,
she cranks my Tractor

And now, a few shots of the various wildlife that appears right outside of our back door.
Most of these were taken with Byron's motion-sensor camera.

Male wild turkey

deer and female wild turkey

very alert deer

I took this picture from my kitchen window.
Byron puts corn out every day for the deer and other wildlife to eat.
This raccoon on the left literally filled his belly for about forty minutes,
and on the right is a female wild turkey (hen) who joined him for much of that time.
Hope you had a great weekend!

Unknown Mami


Keetha Broyles said...

I tried to watch Tiger golfing in Orlando at the Arnold Palmer Open but it got "hurricaneed" out today.

Amy said...

I love the pix! And the blackberry bushes look yummy! :)

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I was perfectly happy to stay curled up on the couch under a blanket, in front of the fire, in my yoga pants, watching NCAA basketball ALL DAY LONG.. well, after church that is!

But I do have a cute pair of polka-dot "good enoughies" should the mood strike!

Angie said...

Our house has mud everywhere too. I'm so ready for warm weather and sunshine to dry up all this icky mud.

Diane said...

We have a big blackberry patch in our woods, just behind the fence but I'm beginning to wonder if they'll ever actually produce blackberries this year since we are STILL experiencing freezing temps. and highs in the 40's and low 50's. Yuck!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the photos. Looks like a nice walk. Love the boots and blackberries are my favorite!

nancygrayce said...

I love those deer cam pics! Although I told my husband that it was stalking the poor deer!

Aleta said...

You had me at blackberries, but then I fell in love with the deer. Love those beautiful creatures.

Tami said...

That is a lot of mud! I like the pretty boots though!!

Kimberly said...

Those boots are way too pretty to be strolling out in the mud :)

Tara R. said...

I'm digging the galoshes! I'm also loving all these wonderful pix of your beautiful woods.

Anonymous said...

what wildlife!! how fun! we have deer and small game and turkey vultures but we never saw a turkey...and we have the mud too...and the boys bring it all in the house!!!!
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Suzy said...

Loved the moon over the trees and the deer. Great pics. Dropping by from Sundays in my city - I had the countryside too!

Terra Heck said...

Those pictures remind me of my younger days when I'd pick blackberries from the bushes with my mom. We'd do it for hours. It's been forever since I've done it but I have fond memories of those times.

Claudya Martinez said...

I would call them cuties because they look awful cute on your feet.