Saturday, 5 May 2018

Hooper walkies and the frog pond

Saturday's Critters # 229
Finally, Hooper (8 mos.) and Annie (5) and I went down the hill, across the meadow, and off to the frog pond!

This was Apr. 30th. The path is really wet. Recent rains drain down to the pond. The trees are in bud.

Annabelle on the dock, in the sunshine. The metal on the tree prevents critters from climbing up into the wood duck nesting box.

When we get back, they roll on the warm asphalt!

This is his second visit to the frog pond, and the first to the climbing tree. He's very aware of the situation. He wasn't thrilled with going too, too high!

First stop, the climbing tree.

This is a massive, old group of trees.

This is his first visit to the frog pond a few days ago. Daisy was sleeping.
Hooper at the pond from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Just for a different point of view.
The wood ducks look so clear in black and white!

These were quite intriguing. I think they happened when I was adjusting the camera!


Powell River Books said...

Your cats are so lucky to have such a wonderful place to live. The climbing tree is perfect for a cat "toy." I like your accidental pictures, especially the last one. - Margy

William Kendall said...

The kitties seem to like strolling around with you.

A Colorful World said...

What a great walk with your cats! I loved seeing this lovely place. I know the cats enjoy it there. It was so fascinating that the metal sleeve on the trees could keep climbers away from the wood duck boxes.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Nice pics of your cats. Interesting pic of the fallen tree that is caught on the other tree. Sooner or later, I guess it will come down. We have several on our property like that. We are keeping an eye on them.

NatureFootstep said...

cats are nice animals. but when it comes to photograph them, they always turn the face away :(

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see your photographs.
Those ducks do look so good in the black and white pictures ...

All the best Jan

Kay said...

Wood ducks are so pretty. Your cats are truly lucky little kitties to be able to explore the wonderful outdoors.

Angie said...

This is so fascinating to me - we have never had cats that go outside, so I have a hard time imagining this scene!! So glad it works for you and yours! And the duck shots are a real bonus!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sweet photos of your kitties. I love the wood ducks too. I am sorry to be so late commenting. I just got home from our road trip and I am now trying to catch up on my commenting. Thanks so much for linking up your post. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.