Between the rain and my allergies I haven't had much opportunity this week to get out with my camera. Sadly, when I went to the pond today I was greeted by the goose family with only 2 goslings in tow. The missing baby possibly fell victim to one of the many predators that share the pond and surrounding woods.
Another sad discovery, this squirrel with a broken front leg (or arm, what ever you want to call it). This was as close as it would let me get to it. Had it let me get closer I probably would have tried to catch it and take it to the nature center where they could decide what, if anything, could be done for it. I know I should let nature take care of itself, but sometimes its so hard.
I finally identified this little beauty, she's a female redwinged blackbird. They don't even look like the same species. Apparently she's a real looker though because she had 2 young blackbirds courting her.
I have no idea what kind of flowers these are other than 'pretty', and quite possibly one of the causes for my recent misery. I suffer miserably through allergy season but I would never consider relocating to a more comfortable place. This is my home and I love it, even if I'm allergic to it!