Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Teddy Bears Picnic

If you go out in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

for every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain
Today's the day the teddy bears
have their picnic.

I went for a walk in the woods today I didn't see any bears but I did see some of God's handiwork

A beaver dam. Mr. Beaver saw me coming and made a quick dive -he must be shy.

Wood violets

Saskatoon flowers

They grow on bushes that can reach about 12 feet high. Their berries are a little like blueberries with bigger seeds and make wonderful pies, jams and jellies.

I saw marsh marigolds, we call them buttercups.

The grow in the low places and are one of the first spring flowers here.

Going for walks with my dog always soothes my nerves. I love nature, listening to the birds sing, finding the first blossoms of spring, I even saw a red fox today.
We had a red fox a couple of years ago who was injured. She had raised her pups in our barnyard and I had helped her feed them, so I guess she figured I'd help her a little when she was hurt. After the pups left she hung around and eventually learned to come up to the back door for her supper. Folks warned us she would kill my cats, but they seemed to get along. In fact she would back away if one of the cats went near the food I put out for her. I called her Little Pretty and she would come when I called her.
She stayed with us most of the winter but left in early spring when nature called. I still see her now and then and when I call her name she will still come, but not very close. It's best she stays wild but I do miss her curled up in the snow at the door waiting for her treats.
I called to the one today but it skidaddled like the devil was on it's tail - maybe one of Little Pretty's pups?

1 comment:

  1. We also had foxes make a home with us. Grey foxes, I think they're a little smaller than red ones. I have some pics on my blog. When the parents would go out at night to hunt, the babies would play in the yard. If you moved slow you could go out and watch them. They were so fun to watch.
    Pretty scenery pictures! A walk like that in nature kind of makes you feel like you've been to church.