Cherry Picking in the Backyard
The cherry tree in our backyard is a popular hangout for birds and bugs who enjoy the tasty berries as much as we do! I wore gloves while picking the berries, as one too many hornets crawled on the berries!
Visiting the duck pond behind our house, to feed the ducks has become a regular part of the daily routine. I’ve watched five of seven ducklings grow. Sadly, nature took two of the babies. These ducklings are now teenagers, blossoming into young adults as their wings grow.
Two of the adult ducks will eat from my hand. One of these two ducks is a bit of a bully. He gets a reprimand from me when he nips at other ducks, his response to this is a stare back at me as if saying, “And you are???”
Running with a Deer
I’m an avid runner. One evening, I came upon a deer. Not my first time while running, as deer are as much a part of the population of this small, coastal town as people. She noticed me as I noticed her. She watched me as I watched her – while taking these pictures as I ran towards her, not slowing my pace. She turned and ran ahead of me, as I followed along! It was a magical moment as it happened! She then turned into the woods, stopped and watched me as I passed…
There are many bald eagles here in Campbell River. They truly are magnificent birds, who just resonate with my very spirit and soul.
Every picture is a bit blurry, as I’m using my iPhone on zoom or my Canon camera with a very quick grab and shoot when an eagle suddenly appears.
Sunsets and Sunrises
With the end of July and the start of August, there are many more summer moments ahead!