Hi All! It was a pretty good week. I took a few days off of work, so that was nice. It was a holiday here, Thanksgiving, which was also good. Although there was rain on Friday and Sunday, the weather was pretty good. I spent a lot of time outside on beaches, in the woods, walking around town and village, across fields, etc. Over all, pretty nice. This was a week where I could pick my smile from several. So, what will I pick?
Animals seen in the wild.
I often see animals when I am out and about and have written about some of the critters here. Today I will talk about three.
On Wednesday I was walking by a cranberry bog when I saw movement. There was something out there swimming. At first I thought beaver. It looked a little sleeker, so I wasn’t sure. I couldn’t see the tail, which is a huge give away with beavers. Also, there were no signs of beaver around, i.e., no chewed up trees or wood. Possibly a muskrat? Maybe. I didn’t get a long view of it as it hid and I didn’t have my camera. Later I looked up these types of critters and decided that it was most likely an otter. That would be cool because I never saw an otter down here, at least not when I knew it was an otter.
Sunday morning when I was walking the dogs I walked tot he edge of a big field. Suddenly something jumped up right in front of me and flew off. It was a ring-neck pheasant. They are not native around here but places stock them every year for hunting. Some escape, and so there is a small wild population. I’m not sure if this was a recent escape or if it was born wild. My guess is recent escapee. Whichever, they are beautiful birds and it was cool seeing one, even if it was imported to be shot.
I try to keep an eye out for animals when I run. You may have read about encounters with bear and a bobcat. Nothing that exciting this week, but I did see a fox when I was running Sunday afternoon. They are not rare and I do see fox at least once a year, but it is still nice to see them.
That is my smile for the week, seeing animals when I was out and about.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.