Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Addicted to nature

For the last few weeks I wake up in the morning do all my work and by noon I'm outside playing in the dirt! Since living here I've seen many wild turkeys, gray squirrels, red squirrels, lots chipmunks, mice, frogs, salamanders, snakes, tons of different species of small birds and now this hawk. I was sitting on the couch using my laptop when it sounded like someone hit a soft ball at the window. We get birds hitting the glass at least once a week, but I was so surprised to see a hawk on the ground looking a bit dizzy as it's eyes kept spinning. After a few minuets he was fine and flew away.



And we also have a new member to the chipmunk clan, I call him mister chipy. I just started seeming him apear just a few days ago and yesterday we found him on his back looking dead and my heart just broke into a thousand pieces but then he turned right over and waddled away. I think another chipmunk nearby had attacked him and he played dead. Hopefully that hawk won't eat him.



I've been adding more rocks and plants around my koi pond. This is what it looked like when I moved in, a little bit out of control.

8 comments:

Tikimama said...

I'm glad both the hawk and Mr. Chipy (he could not be more adorable) are okay - but, like you, I hope the hawk doesn't EAT him!

Your pond looks beautiful!

Novi On The Go said...

Nice yard! Thank you for sharing, the little chipmunk is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hey that same thing happened to me at my parents house, a big hawk tried to go through the window and when it hit the glass his eyes and his head were moving from side to side like in a cartoon! my dad went outside to check on it, but it flew away before he could get to it.

Be careful out there MR CHIPY!

Jen said...

Mr. Chipy is SO adorable! He's like a living cartoon!

orange you lucky! said...

Wow.... such backyard drama:)
Chipmunks are adorable...
Just got your comment from way before... and , no, I didn't get my book yet... but I guess it takes a while to get here all the way from Germany:)?

Jill Browning said...

the chipmunk is adorable. it would be cute to see him show up in one of your pieces! maybe you could do a book about his adventures...

LilithEvy said...

The little chipmunks is soooo cute!! And what a great backyard! I wish make more money to fit up mine :o)

aristide said...

nice photos