Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Nothing like wildlife out the back door

Momma raccoon and babies entertain granddaughters

My wife and I are getting up in age.

Which means, somewhere down the road, we won’t be traveling  as much.

But we thoroughly enjoy visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.

And so, 15 years ago we bought a piece of property in our hometown which gives to us a feeling of being in a mountain campground.

Currently we are surrounded on three sides by woodlands while still being, basically, in the middle of town.

All we have to do is get up out of our beds and go to the window seats on the north side of our recently completed new house to have that “mountain” feeling.

And our relatives, children and grandchildren, say they get that mountain feeling when visiting us.

Our backyard, after we throw out some birdseed, fills up with a variety of wildlife including birds, squirrels, turtles, rabbits and raccoons.

Two of our granddaughters over the 4th holidays enjoyed watching the animals through the windows and French door.

An especially exciting treat for them was when a mama raccoon showed up with her four babies.

In our previous house, we had a problem with raccoons (all eight) invading our attic.  Hopefully these won’t want to get that sociable.

Next post: July 12, 2016

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