Thursday, July 13, 2017

Early Rounds




At the close of a summer day, the sky holds its breath as a bright golden ball hangs on the rim of the horizon, waiting to drop into the net. Hummingbirds are making their final attack on the feeders, and deer and raccoons are waiting for the cover of night to raid the garden. I can live with giving up the beans and some tomato and cucumber greens, but if they mess with the cantaloupes, there's gonna be war.




Mama Raccoon made her rounds early last night, before the light had faded. As she sipped from the birdbath, climbed the stairs to the deck, and vacuumed up the remains of the bird seed, she appeared to be on familiar territory.




 More than likely, she has a nursery tucked into a nearby treetop. If she'll bring the kits by for a visit, a few greens and some sunflower seeds will be a small price to pay.





21 comments:

Karen said...

Raccoons are tricky characters. We had some to get into the attic once!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Super shots of the Racoon in the evening light. The babies must look cute!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the sunset is gorgeous! Cute shots of the raccoons, I had to stop feeding my birds because of these critters. Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Absolutely gorgeous opening sky shot! LOL about the potential raccoon war!! Great photo captures.

Photo Cache said...

Both shots are super. Love the dramatic colors of the sunset and what a fun shot with the raccoons.

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carol l mckenna said...

Awesome sky photography and your 'visiting critters' are busy ~ great photos ^_^

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Your golden ball in the sky is gorgeous. I adore all your racoon shots too!

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pic of the sun, and I love your raccoon photos.

Felicia said...

she looks rather skinny, feed her all she wants so she brings here babies.

Alana said...

Beautiful, golden hour captures. As much as I do not like raccoons (they ate too many of my chickens, back when I lived in Northwest Arkansas) I had to admire them.

thomas said...

Beautiful sunset

Lea said...

Great photos of the Raccoon, and a truly beautiful sunset
Have a wonderful week-end!

Klara said...

awesome!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Raccoons are so darn cute; i know some people don't like them, but i love seeing them. Beautiful skies too.

Margaret Adamson said...

Three fabulous images. Have a lovely weekend

eileeninmd said...

Hello Connie, these are all wonderful photos. I love the sky shot and the cute raccoons. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very nice series of photos .. Congratulations and greetings

Beautiful sunset. I love.

SHON said...

Great post. Thanks!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! The bokeh in the third one is fantastic!

Lady Fi said...

What superb shots!