Monday, July 1, 2013

19 Fire Fighters Killed In Arizona Blaze



Crew of 19 elite firefighters killed in Arizona wildfire

This is a massive tragedy.

It shows the power of a forest fire as it consumes a wide swath of land - producing heat and smoke though which no living thing can survive.

These people risk their lives by putting themselves on the front lines, hoping to save cherished lands and wildlife.


Friday, June 21, 2013

The Deer Babies Are Here

(This is not a picture from my backyard)

The deer that had been hanging around in my backyard for the past few days, showed up with a DOE yesterday.  She had to give birth between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

I love watching the cycle of life in my backyard.
The young does zip around, playing with each other.

After an entire warm season of the adults eating my flowers, my tomatoes and my pears - the sight of their young makes it all worth it.

I honestly don't mind the deer eating my vegetation.  I can't stand the SQUIRRELS as they have no respect for anything.  The tree rats each all day, able to reach parts of my fruit trees that the deer can't.

I'd swear that years ago the deer were birthing their doe at the end of May.
I will update my mental record to note that mid-June is the target for delivery.

There were at least 3 pregnant females grazing in my backyard during the spring.  I will keep my eye out for 3 or 4 doe.  They use my yard as a transit point.