Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Neighborhood Sights

We don't have a fenced yard and walk our dogs three times a day. That has allowed us to become very familiar with our part of the village. Here is what we saw tonight.

Just around the corner is a house with a natural yard. This week it is full of wild Trillium.

 The same yard has white violets.


 The village is full of ancient trees, many with hollow holes and dead limbs.

 Across the street is a blasted tree that has a pine growing in it's rotten crotch.


These huge trees have interesting bark landscapes.



The street signs all look like this:


We have Flicker, Red Headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, and deer. We have not seen them, but a block away is a woods with fox, and the local cemetery has had black bear visit it.

Next month we will be in  an urban area. But there are raccoon, opossum, roof rates squirrel, chipmunks,hawk, song birds,  and small children at the elementary school across the street. Still plenty of interesting sights to see!