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Foxy Lady and some color to brighten a grey day

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Had an unexpected visitor to my back yard the other day. Hadn’t seen her since this winter when she would make a daily trek through the neighborhood with her young ones. It’s easy to spot them with snow on the ground and bare trees. You can watch them hunt over large areas. But in the summer when cover is great I don’t see her as much. But out from under a blue spruce she wandered into the clear.

Look what strolled into my back yard.  Photo by Mike Hartley

Look what strolled into my back yard.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was wondering if she was sick, being it was the middle of the day and she walked slowly, not that normal trot. Then she lowered her hind quarters and while she looked healthy, I was wondering if something was up. She was casually looking around like just keeping up with the surroundings not focused on anything.

The hunt is on. Photo by Mike Hartley

The hunt is on.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Then she lowered her front like she was going to go to sleep out in the middle of the yard. That is when I noticed her gaze was direct ahead and she was going into stealth mode. For about 30 feet to the left was a momma woodchuck. I’ll have to get a shot of her, but trust me, she is a beast and would have given this guy everything he could handle. Just then another noise sent them both off in opposite directions so this fight will take place another day.

Invoking stealth mode. Photo by Mike Hartley

Invoking stealth mode.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Some color to brighten a grey and wet day outside. Cheer up, its Hump Day. 

Hump day is blooming Photo by Mike Hartley

Hump day is blooming
Photo by Mike Hartley

yellow fellow Photo by Mike Hartley

yellow fellow
Photo by Mike Hartley

Looks as if they could play a tune.  Photo by Mike Hartley

Looks as if they could play a tune.
Photo by Mike Hartley

 

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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