Most raccoons that I have encountered in the past have turned and headed in the opposite direction. This raccoon, however, ambled right toward us. I’m guessing he was hoping for a handout.
“The land comes alive through its wild creatures.” ~Charles Fergus
This deer was grazing in a soybean field near Big Sandy Unit Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. She raised her head to watch as we drove by.
“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.” ~Lorraine Anderson
We finally had a couple of days of sunshine before Easter and were able to get out on some of the back roads to view nature. The theme of our drive seemed to be “animals hightailing it out of sight”, as many of the animals were skittish and in a hurry to make a quick retreat.
“Timing has a clear and loud voice. At the right time, step out and the sound will be heard by all.” ~Daniel Evans
It’s fun to spot animal tracks in the new fallen snow. Wildlife is all around us, but we don’t always get the chance to see it. Footprints in the snow share a story of their presence and activity.
“The future lies before you, like a field of fallen snow;
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”
The weather was perfect this past weekend for a drive to Reelfoot Lake. Every time we go, there is always something beautiful to see.
“This is a wonderful day. And I have never seen this one ever before.” ~Maya Angelou
With all the noisy distractions going on in the world right now, sometimes it’s nice just to retreat to a quiet bench in my backyard to watch the goings-on of the gray squirrel family.
“My whole thing is to entertain, make people laugh and to forget about the real world for awhile.” ~Dan Aykroyd
A few shots from a recent trip to Reelfoot Lake State Park.
“Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Five, because deciding is different than doing.” ~Unknown
While out for a walk on our country road, I suddenly came face to face with a startled rabbit. He was frozen in his tracks and was sitting like a statue with one eye intently gazing at me. Clearly, he had not expected this encounter. After sizing each other up, I proceeded forward, and the rabbit took off like a shot.
“Courage is facing your fears. Stupidity is fearing nothing.” ~Todd Bellemare
“Hello Rabbit’, he said, ‘is that you?’
‘Let’s pretend it isn’t,’ said Rabbit, ‘and see what happens.”
~A. A. Milne