Posts tagged "groundhog"

April 14, 2012

It Must Be Spring!

I started writing this post yesterday, and it was going to be called “Groundhogs Day!” because I finally saw Leroy.  Leroy is the groundhog that lives under our garage.  I have been waiting for him since early March.  I ran to get my camera to take a picture but he was gone by the time I got back to the window.  As I was on my computer searching for pictures of Leroy from last year I saw two deer walking around our backyard.  Seeing all that within 20 minutes has to mean it is officially spring, right?  I have been waiting for some random winter weather since our actual winter was way too mild, but if these guys are out and about they must know something!

I am kind of obsessed with our groundhog.  Growing up there was a groundhog that lived under my Grandma’s shed (he has been gone now about 3 years), so when I saw we had a groundhog it felt like home!  I really want to get a good picture of him, but he rarely comes close to the house.  If I open the door or a window to take a clearer picture he hears it and runs back under the garage.  Hopefully this year I can get my picture!  Here are some of the not so good pictures of Leroy:

I got a picture of one of the two deer, the other one wasn’t as brave as this one and wouldn’t come further than the trees.  I couldn’t get a good picture of the two of them together.  This is the first time I have seen the deer during the day, and I didn’t know there were two of them around.  We knew one was sleeping in our side yard because we would interrupt him when we took our dog outside at night.

I love seeing wild life in our yard.  I always stop and watch them.  I’m sure I won’t be so happy when they try to eat my garden this year.