Saturday, March 7, 2015

School's Out!


Eastern Wild Turkey in falling snow



Snow fell, thick as oatmeal, filled the sky with white wonder,

and piled up on the backs of bewildered turkeys.



Possum in the snow annimation



Afterwards, one of the night crew, a young possum, came out to find a snack.



Possum walking in the snow



Then he was off on a mission, undeterred by his bad hair day.



Possum in snow under stone bench



He stopped under the stone bench. 

 It seemed to be familiar territory; he had probably been here many times at night.




young squirrel looking out from den tree



From the shelter of his den tree, high overhead,

a young squirrel looked on, happy that the sun was back.










28 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Connie, wonderful wildlife sightings.. I love the turkey in the snow. And the possum shots are fantastic.. The squirrel is cute! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

a cute bunch of critters. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the photos of the cute possum. We've had them move up as far north as southern Ontario and I even saw one once in our backyard. It appeared to be squatting and marking its territory like a dog.

Kerri Farley said...

Excellent captures!!

Margaret Adamson said...

what a lovely selection of critters and fantastic shots of them. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

She Who Carries Camera said...

I just love that first photo and the second one with him moving! How clever!! :-)

Norma Ruttan said...

Apparently the possum has no fear of you. I find possums so ugly that they are cute! wonderful captures of all the animals!

carolann said...

I enjoyed your critters.

Madge Bloom said...

Love that turkey in the thick falling snow, and the possum, they are great shots, but I just don't like them or their looks, I thought saying he'd had a bad hair day was being quite generous of you! Thank you, Connie, for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #168!

Lisa Gordon said...

Awww, that little possum is absolutely precious, Connie!

Deanna said...

Always a treat to visit here with your wonderful variety of animals and birds. Stay warm, I don't think you usually have that much snow where you are, right?

HansHB said...

So cute!
Great serie!
My WTS-post at: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful critters shots! Love the possum!


Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Nancy said...

Great shots of your animal friends but especially love the possum shots....It's amazing that you were able to get them.....The turkeys do look little bewildered....

Brian King said...

hahaha! The possum made me laugh! Love the turkey, too!

Stephanie said...

Great series of critters.

Marie said...

Wonderful opossum shots! he's so cute! And the turkey looks so COLD!!!!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Poor Possum!! He does look so cold!!! Bet all your critters are ready for spring!

Lui said...

Hi Connie! I am back in my blog after two months of trying to get the courage to resume it. I just read your comments and greetings and I thank you for such a loving thought!

Now looking at your images I realized I missed seeing your awesome photos and the wonderful stories. I am glad I am back!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I thought that foot was moving! Very cool. Great pics!
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Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos! I love both the opossum and the squirrel.

bailey-road.com said...

I love your photos so. Cool little animation.

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Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Your possum shots are both endearing and amusing.Great squirrel capture too!The poor turkey wouldn't know which way to turn, yes bemused, and a good shot.

ladyfi said...

Wow - just fabulous.

Mary Cromer said...

Very nice, as always Connie. I feel for the Opossums, having raised many during my wildlife rehab and release days. They get so cold and so little to protect them. This one was hungry and in a hurry to find something and then seek cover~

Rick said...

Great shot of the bewildered turkey! I have less fond memories of possums - we had an unwanted bunch in the attic that created quite a mess; needed fumigation, new insulation, etc, etc. But you captured this one well.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Connie!!!. What beautiful pics in the snow. Love it.. Regards..