Sunday, August 31, 2008

John ... Millie's brother ...


... is much more cautious than his sister. He runs away the minute I open the door. I love seeing his white cotton-tail. He's enjoying the clover that I leave all over my garden as a special treat for my bunnies!

George ...

... the groundhog ... has rather unartistically begun the construction of his new home in my "artistic" herb garden. He gathers young peppers from my vegetable garden and seasons them with my aromatic herbs. He's very "at home" anywhere in my garden and tries to stare me down ... as if it's his garden!

Elise ...


... comes into my garden late in the afternoon ... around 5 p.m. She sometimes gets annoyed if I'm watering my plants ... I can hear her back in the woods stomping her foot and making that sort of deer "snort" to let me know she wants me out of "her" garden!

Elise is the mother of the twin fawns and it is truly amazing to watch her teach her kids.

Millie ...


A sweet baby bunny who lives in my garden and who, apparently, is totally unafraid of me. When I get really close to her, she just looks at me with those beautiful trusting brown eyes and continues eating. I keep telling her "Miliie, you've got to run away from me" but she just twitches her nose in that cute bunny way and continues doing whatever she's doing.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Twins ...


A very special late July surprise ... twin fawns ... in my garden ... running carefree ... sniffing ... investigating ... curious little "wild-friends" ... running away from their mama ... but listening to her secret calls ... almost posing for my camera ... tasting lots of flowers ... just enjoying being ...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Summer's Pond ...


Life on the East End is sweet ... particularly in the summer. The ocean breezes work their magic, easing the heat of the day and cooling the dark nights. The sun is so bright ... it dazzles and the nighttime sky ... well ... it is simply magnificent. I look upward each evening and am always awed and humbled by the beauty and brightness of the twinkling stars and the brilliance of the moon. It is almost as if I can reach up and touch them.

The wildlife here is abundant and the birds, both native and migrating, never cease to amaze. I am so very fortunate to have daily visits from "wild-friends" that I had previously only seen in books.

I will be writing more and posting pictures of all my visitors so stay tuned ...