Friday, April 26, 2019

Our Wonder Forest

We have recently returned to our Missouri home, from our home in Washington. This is a beautiful time of year in the Missouri woods. We spend each morning here with our coffee, sitting in the bay window of our bedroom that overlooks our five wooded acres that we have come to call our Wonder Forest.

There are so many forest creatures to watch, including our birds (cardinals, titmice, black-capped chickadees, purple finch, yellow finch, hairy woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, red-bellied woodpeckers, redheaded woodpeckers, wrens, robins, doves, nuthatch, bluejays, cowbirds, hummingbirds), squirrels and an occasional groundhog, and of course the beautiful whitetail deer.

This morning we watched for 30 or 40 minutes while three deer played on the floor of the forest just below us. They were drawn by the salt lick we have there. I don’t think I have ever seen deer stay in one place for such a long time, nor have I seen them playing—chasing each other and obviously enjoying the early spring morning. I took some pictures out our window. The screen wire prevented great photographic outcomes, but here are a few of the pictures I took.

So I have created a Facebook location for when I “check in” at our location here in Missouri: Wonderforest.

Wildlife has always been one of my favorite things. So naturally as I develop my watercolor hobby with more practice, I am drawn to that subject.

Red fox (we have one that occasionally visits Our Wonderforest)

Field mouse (I’m sorry, but they’re just cute)


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