Thursday, October 27, 2011

Living amongst the wild and the not-so-wild

The great blessing of living in a neighborhood kinda out of the way is that we come into contact, every once in a while, with some wildlife. There's the alligators we see in our neighborhood ponds, the many long-legged birds that fish in those ponds, a deer on occasion (usually really late at night, or really early in the morning), frogs, hummingbirds, and on a wonderful but rare occasion... a family of rabbits. We had a nest of rabbits in our backyard, right up against our house. It was fun to visit them every day and watch them grow. We were sad the day we went outside to visit them and they were all gone, but that is life. Babies will grow up and leave the nest. :C

We also, on another rare occasion, ran into a flock of migrating wild turkeys who decided to migrate right through our neighborhood. Josh really enjoyed watching the enormous birds and thought they sounded a little funny. :)

Then there's the not so rare occasional visit from the many friendly neighborhood dogs. This is our next-door neighbor's dog, Dante. He is the sweetest little guy ever, and my kids adore him!

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