Our trail takes us right under the resident eagle nest. We got to see this year's baby up close for the first time. The eagles don't mind our presence at all and often sit on the edge of the nest to watch us pass by.On the way home, we decided to take a drive through Sherburne Wildlife Refuge and we were not disappointed! Babies were everywhere and they were all fairly close to the road. It was one of those days that would pour down rain for five minutes then the sun would come out, then it would all start over again. A great tryout day for my new camera.
On our way into the park we saw our first "snapper" of the year. I got out and encouraged him to turn around and go away from the road.
This is our raccoon who visits everyday and she is VERY pregnant. Unfortunately, a raccoon was hit at the end of our road and I was terrified that it was her. I was very happy to see her this evening. Again, it is just pouring and I chose to shoot through the window this time and stay dry!I treasure days like today. I have had a busy week, painting, organizing, filing, you name it. It is days like this one that help refill that "creative closet" that so often gets emptied during a busy and stressful week. I think all artists should take a day off and go sit in nature as long as possible, you never know what you are gonna see.