An Otter 100!

There’s no doubt dear readers, that you are still reeling (perhaps even still reading!) Ms. Jeannie’s EPIC long Mad Men post, so today she’ll keep it short and sweet.

A celebration is occurring, as today marks Ms. Jeannie’s 100th blog post! This image below is a compilation of over 40 images from previous posts that have made up the varied subject matter of Ms. Jeannie’s blog dating all the way back to the very first day – February 27th, 2012. What a time, Ms. Jeannie has had:)

A special milestone!

A special milestone!

To mark this special day, Ms. Jeannie thought it would be fun to share some unique sightings that she has seen lately around her yard and garden.

A pair of red-tailed hawks.

A pair of red-tailed hawks.

Hawks are solitary birds, so to see two together is quite unusual.  Normally sightings like this occur only in the spring when they are mating  – but since we are now well into summer, Ms. Jeannie likes to think that these two sweethearts are so in love they can’t stand the thought of parting. Either that, or they are on extended honeymoon.  These two were seen this morning hanging out on the branches of the dead tree towards the back of the yard.  It stands right next to the gumball tree that Ms. Jeannie blogged about back in February.

Butterfly sighting!

Butterfly sighting!

Could this be one of the butterflies that was born in Ms. Jeannie’s parsley patch? Hmmm…this delicate one was floating just outside of Ms. Jeannie’s window the other day.

Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

Storm clouds bathed everything in a wonderful peach colored glow as tornado watches and warnings swept through the area last week.  These skies reminded Ms. Jeannie of the burning of Atlanta scene in Gone With the Wind.

Satchmo

Satchmo

Ms. Jeannie’s kitty Satchem, (or Satchmo as Ms. Jeannie likes to call her) thinks the entire world is one big drinking fountain. Here she is taking a sip from the puddles on the driveway:)

Oh my!

Oh my!

snake2

These are pictures of a four foot (4 FEET!)  long Black snake that was seen crossing the driveway in route to the garden rockery! Holy toledo!  This is a prime walking path for Ms. Jeannie in her bare feet. It’s now rubber boots (tall ones!) for her for the rest of the summer. This snake here might be the owner of the snake skin Ms. Jeannie blogged about last September.

And last, but certainly not least, last night Ms. Jeannie discovered two otters playing the creek that runs along the very back of the property line. Wild otters! It’s like a zoo in her own backyard. She discovered these guys last night at 8:30pm when she was taking a little walk after dinner. She had her camera – but again, like the butterflies, you have to be quick and it was almost dark so all she got was this grainy little picture.

Wild otter sighting!

Wild otter sighting!

This is what the creek looks like by day.

Creek by day!

It would be a pretty nice home for an otter!

This is the spot (by day) where the otter was seen. Even in the daylight it is still a dark little spot.

This is the spot (by day) where the otter was seen. Even in the daylight it is still a littl dark. 

Ms. Jeannie plans to go down there tonight at the same time as last night to see if they are back – she’s hoping they’ll stick around for the summer so keep your fingers crossed!

And a big THANK YOU to you, dear readers, for sharing in Ms. Jeannie’s interests with all your thoughtful comments and contributions over these past 100 posts. She looks forward to 100 more and then another 100 after that:)

5 thoughts on “An Otter 100!

  1. Ms. Jeannie your yard is so lovely! And has such a nice collection of wild visitors (minus the snake!). Hope the otters make another appearance for you.

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    • Oh thank you my dear! The snake made another appearance in the late afternoon, this time further up the driveway (closer to the house). Geez. It is the year of the snake but this guy seems a little too sociable:)

      One more otter sighting the day after the post, but the next two evenings nothing. Hope they haven’t moved on. Apparently they like to travel around quite a bit – so maybe they too were off exploring.

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