Actually, this nest is in Rick's back yard. About a week or so ago I posted a photo of a magnificent hawk. This is her nest. It's way up in the tree; hard to focus the zoom well enough! But quite impressive.
A few ditch sightings that made my recent walk a happy one, like this pretty deer.
What a sweet face!
Cardinals are one of my favorites.
This one actually hung around long enough to pose for a few photos!
This mama duck was preening herself on the banks of the pond...
...while her ducklings clustered close beside her.
The ducklings are turning into ducks -- their feathers have formed!
I'm not sure who this is -- I think a grackle! But it looks awfully fat!
Should you think it's all about the animals, here are a few blooms that make this walk so pleasant, starting with the glorious honeysuckle on my route.
I'm not sure what these are... I don't really care. They're pretty.
And what's not to love about pure white?
I leave you with a little pink.
Enjoy all your walks, flora and fauna!