Didn’t think you’d hear from me so soon, did you?
Well, last week, we had two days of continuous snow and even though we had a lot of fun, I’m not so sure our plants did. They haven’t bloomed yet and I’m not sure they ever will.
Anyway, the good news is that where I live, our chances of seeing animals in the prairie are more likely when it snows. For instance, the morning after the snowfall, my mother happened to see a coyote slinking along a little behind the fence that separates our backyard from the prairie. I quickly looked out the window to get a glimpse, then while my other family members came to the window to see, I ran to get my camera. I managed to get two or three shots of the coyote before it blended into the tall grass.
The pictures I got weren’t very satisfactory. All you can make out is the coyote’s silhouette. Well, something’s better than nothing, I suppose.
The next morning, I caught sight of three deer grazing a little farther off in the prairie. I caught a few shots and posted the best ones below…
I noticed later, while looking at the pictures, that the deer on the right in the picture above had what appeared to be a nasty looking wound on its side. I didn’t know if the the deer was hurt or if my camera was playing tricks on me. To my knowledge, coyotes don’t usually attack larger animals. I looked it up and found out that the coat of a white tailed deer changes as the seasons go by. In winter, their coats are a soft gray that is thick to protect them from the cold, but when the spring comes, their gray coats are shed to reveal a new reddish-brown coat. That made more sense to me. The deer had almost completed shedding, and the gray patch I had thought was a wound was only what was left of its winter coat.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, you should know that I have a slight obsession with taking photographs of the sky. 🙂 Here’s one shot I really like.
That shade of blue is one of my favorite colors. It’s extremely calming to look at.
Anyway ,that’s all from me. (for now)