It was yet another gorgeous, sunny day, and it was also a good day to take Vinnie for a nice long walk around the lakes and through the fields. At first, we didn’t see too much. It was very quiet around the lakes, although I was able to get a couple of good shots of a lone female mallard. She was posing so prettily for the camera too.
But once we got out into the open space and the fielded areas, it was a different story. The prairie dogs were out by the droves, just running all around enjoying themselves. Many of them were also in their holes, on the lookout for the big scary brown and white wolf on the loose. We even saw a coyote way off in the distance, but he was too far away and I could not get a good shot of him.
As we were out walking about, we came across this pretty picture of the fields. It was just out there in the open, for everyone to see and enjoy.
I was also able to catch a few good shots of some new feathered friends too. This is a Northern Flicker.
This Cassin’s Finch was perched on my roof, right outside my office window. At first there were four of them, all lined up in a row, but I was only lucky enough to capture this one.
No matter what we see on our walk-abouts though, two of my favorite wild things are always Vinnie and the Daddy Dog, Larry.
Enjoy the sunshine and enjoy your days. Life is short. Take it all in and appreciate all the beauty around you.