June 7, 2013
Good morning. It's cloudy this morning, much cooler, and a wee bit damp. It will be raining off and on all day, with heavy rains moving in tonight. Sometime tomorrow, the rain should let up. All this wet stuff is thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea. This little lady has been causing a lot of flooding and wind damage on her journey through Florida and up the East Coast. Hopefully, she will fizzle out soon.
Well, yesterday Pogo and I did finally make it to the park. We did not get to see any new baby ducks or geese, but there were a lot of new young ducks. The water was filled with lots of splashing and young ducks chasing each other all over the pond. I tried to take a couple of videos of the playful ducks, but they were moving so fast that one gets a bit dizzy when trying to watch my video. Ah well, it's a learning lesson.
Wednesday morning, I was outside and took a new photo of my welcome plant which was covered in beautiful blooms.
About an hour later, one of the dwarfs called me to come have a look at my plant because there was something wrong with it, and there was an animal in it. Well, what a surprise!! There was hardly any plant left, and a young woodchuck was licking his lips while enjoying his meal. Here's what he left me.
When this little critter saw me, he ran around to the side of the house, where he joined one of his siblings on a feast of grass, clover and wild flowers.
Altogether, there is at least a mama woodchuck and four little ones. Oh dear, goodbye gardens. I put in a call to SIL Eddie to come and set up our trap to see if we could catch them. He came by yesterday and set it up around 1 p.m. Then Pogo and I went to the park.
When we got home a couple of hours later, we had trapped one young woodchuck. Joe helped to put the trap in the car, and we took the captured critter to a wooded area down the road a ways and let it loose. Then we re-set the trap. Last evening, it was still empty, and this morning I have not gone out to look yet. I will go check on it after I've had my coffee and I'm dressed.
Wednesday, while we were visiting the swans, I took these photos of a large bird that had been flying high overhead. After checking in my bird book, I believe this is a Broad-winged Hawk. Andrea, correct me if I'm wrong.
Well, now it's time to get some breakfast for Pogo. He's been curled up in his fuzzy blanket, quietly waiting for me to finish this post. Tonight, I will be going to see a school play "Alice In Wonderland". My granddaughter Jasmine will be starring as "Alice". Of course I will be taking my camera in hopes of getting some nice photos.
Well, that's all the news for this morning. Do take care and be safe. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.