Saturday, March 20, 2010

On the trail

Last night after work and dinner I went for a walk and ran into this little guy - a Woodchuck. I don't know who was more surprised, him or me. He was ambling along the concrete section of the walkway near the river and once he eyed me he turned tail and ran - back along the walkway. A citified Woodchuck.

Early this morning, this Canada Goose was lecturing anyone or thing within listening distance. It was really mouthy.
And finally, a puzzle, does anyone have an idea as to what these emerging burgundy hued plants will be? I'll be darned if I know!
From March 2010


  1. Oh what a joy your photos are for me!

    A woodchuck's a strange word isn't it? It looks like a groundhog ..from that movie? Is that what it is?

    And the Canadian goose is lovely.

    Probably you would find the kangaroos I drive by daily quite different too!

    AND a possum fell out of a tree today in my garden ..dead was HUGE.

  2. You are so good about getting out. When I'm in the States I'm like a slug. What a great find in a woodchuck. I've never seen one in person. As far as the plants, they look like lobster claws coming out of the mulch. Could they be related to skunk cabbage? - Margy

  3. I used to trap the woodchucks but no harm, just that they were being a pest in my gardens, i still own the live trap if you need to borrow, LOL!! and for the purple plants, hmmm!! not a clue

  4. Looks like it will be PRETTY thats how I name plants they are all the same pretty or horrid no in between.

  5. Thanks for the feedback everyone. Margy, I think you've hit the nail on the head! After I read your comment, I googled skunk cabbage and it looks right. Now I'll have to be diligent with my photos so I can take photos at various stages.