Friday

Summer is right around the corner…

Today we put the screens in the storm doors and brought in the fan.  I opened all the windows so the breeze can blow through and we can hear the birds singing their pretty songs.  There’s still a few sticks of wood inside in case we need a fire, but I’m hoping that won’t happen again until fall.  Our tomatoes and cucumbers are doing really good.  Jim’s pampering is really paying off.  But we’re still crossing our fingers that we’ll have a bumper crop later this summer. 

 

This morning I saw an eagle overlooking the St. Croix River again. 

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The reptiles are starting to move around too.  Here’s a garter snake that stuck it’s tongue out at me and a turtle with a really shiny shell.

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We’re seeing lots of deer, but only one more new fawn.  We’re pretty sure there’s one or more around our cabin, but mother doe hasn’t brought them around yet.  She comes by each day and munches the brush along the edges.  We put up another trail cam hoping to catch a picture of her new babies.  I’ll keep you posted.  Here’s a video of her munching the leaves on a limb that broke off a tree.
Taken from inside the cabin on June 3, 2011.

This week I saw my first of the swallowtail butterfly of the year and the first lupine in bloom.  So many pretty things in my northern world this week.  Hope you see many pretty things in your world too.

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12 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh that little doe is so sweet! i'd be sitting there watching her as longg as she stayed...

we're getting summer heat here - mid to upper 90s - so no open windows any longer here. just thankful for the A/C. enjoy your lovely springtime!!!

Beth said...

You see the most wonderful sights there.
I really enjoy the photos.

GreatGranny said...

I enjoy the photos, but Firefox prevented me from seeing the deer.

Elaine said...

Love your pictures and the video of the little doe. I'm hoping the babies come out of hiding, would love to see them! Thanks for sharing your wonderful Northland with us.

GreatGranny said...

I finally got to see the little doe, Chrome of course. All these browsers are testing my patience.
Thanks for sharing all your wildlife with us.

Sherry said...

I'm almost afraid to see what summer is bringing weather wise. Geesh 90 here today.
Loved all the photos, especially the butterfly. Love those critters. I don't even mind the snake lol.

Tammy said...

Wow, it is beginning to look like summer in the northland! That doe sure likes that branch. What kind of tree is it?

Cindy said...

The branch fell from a poplar tree or as they call them up here...popple. It has whitish bark like a birch tree, but it's not flaky.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Excellent video of the Deer. They are beautiful creatures.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

That was nice, watching the deer and the pictures are awesome. Looks like it may be one hot summer. I hope it's not too hot so I can enjoy my new gazebo.

Peaceful said...

ooo, I love the garter and painted turtle :)
I saw some swallowtails on a riverbank last weekend

Nancy said...

Very nice video. It sure does mean summer is here with you getting the fan out in Northern WI! I hope to see baby Bambi's soon. I'd be at the window all the time watching and washing the nose prints off...lol

 
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