Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Whose Hungry?

Our Kousa Dogwood has provided a lot of fruit  . .

            . . . to an array of animals this fall that luckily I spotted over the last few weeks. 

Unfortunately,  I didn't catch any of them in the act with a photo
so you will have to use your imagination - 

here is the tree:

Following a storm,  
I saw two young raccoons scampering up and around it. 

Several deer, a week later 

and then an opossum
one late night, 
whose shiny eyes I caught in the headlight beams. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

" We'll eat like kings."

This Farside comic came to mind one foggy morning this past August when I discovered several huge spider webs about 2 feet by 3 feet in diameter

dangling from our Sweet gum trees 
and then several along the evergreen path. 

What were the spiders trying to catch? Deer? Me? 
I never found the spiders who cast these webs. Perhaps, that is a good thing so I can sleep at night.
There were also smaller ones in the trees dangling like ornaments in a Christmas tree: