Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quiet Times

This Cooper's Hawk has been hunting the yard, reminding me of old times in Washington.
I rescued this Ctenucha rubroscapus moth from the pond. Wading into mucky-bottomed water is definitely not my favorite, but I love these red-shouldered ctenuchas. This guy took a few minutes to recover and then flew off quite cheerfully.

No pic of the very beautiful gray fox that was hanging out by the pump house. I'm pretty sure it had its eye on our kitty cat who was aware of its presence but not enough to sense danger. Our neighbors told us we had a pair of foxes down at the base of our driveway. In the heat of summer we close the blinds on the western side of the house and miss a lot of wildlife action.

Roger is recuperating. Everything takes time.

19 comments:

  1. I like the rescued moth, the hawk pictures. Healing does take time and at least he's doing it in a place with such to serve as distractions.

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  2. Love your photos as always, Robin. And, yes, healing does take time and usually a lot more than we would like, but as Rain wrote, at least in your lovely home there are lots of beautiful and interesting distractions. You and Roger are both in my thoughts.

    Sylvia

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  3. thinking of you both daily.

    love the photos, cool cool moth!

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  4. Nice rescue,if yucky, and great pictures.
    I love foxes but not if they fancy my cat. Hope they remain apart.
    So glad roger has such a wondeful place to regain his strength. What could be better
    Heal in peace young man.

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  5. Quiet is good. Sometimes less excitement is better. Glad that you rescued the moth. Yes, foxes can be a nuisance when they don't keep a distance. When we had the farm, there was a female fox who would run inside the barn and grab a chicken or duck right while I was standing a few feet away. She wss feeding a den of young and I think it made her almost fearless (or careless) about her own safety. Good to hear that Roger is doing fine.

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  6. nice photos - sweet rescue! Nice to see that life is rolling along.

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  7. so glad roger's home, and things are calm. the healing just takes a while, but it's tolerable in one's own place, with things happening about, and love.

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  8. I'm glad that boy is healing and that your local moths are so pretty.

    Great hawk neighbor too!

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  9. A grey fox! How cool is that? But do keep a close eye on your kitty. I still mourn my sweet kitty Rhymer, who was taken by something, most likely a local fox.

    Wildlife loves you guys. You're definitely wildlife magnets.

    The moth is gorgeous. I've never seen a ctenucha moth where I live, but they are quite common where my friend lives in upstate NY. I'm glad you waded into the muck to save its life!

    The hawk is magnificent, though the birds at the feeder may take issue with that assessment.

    I wish Roger peace while he heals. There's so much being asked of him in this battle. We're sending him all the strength and love we can.

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  10. You have better wildlife than I do!! Our hawk must be on vacation; I haven't seen him for several months. Maybe he goes to the beach in the summer! lol

    Take it easy, Roger, and love yourself.

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  11. As usual your photos impress me. I seldom have my camera handy for the wildlife shots.

    Glad to hear Roger is on the road back to health.

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  12. Hope you had your Wellies on when you waded in the muck. Lovely summer pictures. Glad to hear Roger is doing well. Both of you are much in my mind.

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  13. So nice that you have a home place for healing - body and soul.

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  14. Have a nice quiet weekend!

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  15. ((( roger ))) how's it going?

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  16. i remember the posts about the hawk when you guys were on the peninsula.

    glad to hear roger is healing. hope he is not in too much pain. crack that whip if he gets too pushy about diving into chores! ;)

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  17. It would be nice to see the fox. Hopefully, you will have the camera next time. Make sure the kitty stays out of its way.

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