The Wild Life

Even though we live in the city, we see our share of wildlife.  Last weekend an eagle was circling over our house.

Bald Eagle

Ducks and geese were getting ready to start nesting at a nearby pond.

Duck Duo
White Goose
Grey Goose

And this morning two deer were resting in our neighbor’s backyard.

Taking A Break
Deer Duo
A Leg Up

We definitely live on the wild side.  😉


The past several weeks have been filled with cooler temps and shorter days.  Sophia continues her piano lessons and gymnastics every week.  Sebastian started basketball a few weeks ago and had his first tournament this past weekend.  Mike took a work trip to Santa Clara, California.  My photography has been neglected due to busy weekends and the lack of daylight when I finally leave work for the day.  Here are the few photos that I’ve taken since late October.

Snow Covered Pumpkins
Sprinkled With Snow
Gray & White
Brown & White
Feeding Time
More Hungry Geese
Feeding Time Is Over
Gaggle Of Geese


Jack-O-Lantern Carving
Halloween Parade – Fortune Teller

Basketball Tournament…

Go Red #3!
Colorful Skies


Sophia and I enjoyed the last weekend of “official” summer with a walk/bike ride.  We brought Daphne with so that she could enjoy the warm weather too.  The forecast of 71 degrees happened early in the day.  It cooled off later in the afternoon and then the rain began during the evening.  We spent an hour or so enjoying the weather, picking up fall leaves, acorns and other items for Sophia’s craft project.  We also enjoyed seeing some of the local wildlife.  No bears this day, thank goodness!

The first of the wildlife was a pair if deer in a yard about a half a mile from our house.  This doe was rather curious and watched us for a while before bounding off into the trees.

Oh Deer!

We saw a group of ducks including some nearly full-grown ducklings.  The colorful feathers on their heads had not filled in yet.

Watching And Waiting
Water Fowl

We also saw this heron standing completely still in the pond.

Long-Legged Bird
Standing Still

When the bird had enough of our picture-taking, he/she flew off.

Fly Away

When we went around to the second pond, we saw him/her again.

Mirror Image

The geese spotted us and made their way over across the pond looking for hand outs.  We forgot to bring food with, so they lost interest after a while.

Snow White

Along the road on the way out Sophia stopped for a quick picture.


We noticed that some of the branches on the trees were sporting fall hues.


Today’s weather is cold, windy and rainy.  We are glad that we got out yesterday to enjoy the last few hours of warmth.