I know you all are going to think I live in a zoo but I swear I don't. The wildlife is just abundant around here. Fox, deer, coyote, raccoon, and opossum to name a few recent visitors.
This morning I was washing breakfast dishes and I kept hearing a clicking noise outside the door so I went to see what kind of bird it was. To my surprise it wasn't a bird at all, but a big opossum on the lower part of the back deck. It was inspecting the flower I bought yesterday. I stood and watched it thinking how it was just a big rat and it made me sick to think how filthy they are until......a few moments later I saw movement under the pine tree and out waddled a baby opossum...then another...and another...until 9 of them were climbing on the mother's back. Can you imagine 9 babies and all needed to be carried...at once. I couldn't help but feel differently toward the rat like creature. I realized the mother was making the clicking noise to call her babies and let them know it was time to load up and move on. I felt sorry for her to have to feed them all and wondered where the Mr. was. Probably tucked away in a cozy haven fast asleep, after all it is Saturday,LOL.
I ran to get my camera because I have never seen this in person before. Amazing to me. I wanted to hold one so badly. (The Elly Mae in me)
She hauled them down the driveway and this little one fell off but quickly climbed aboard again.
She meandered up the walk way with her load. Is this what you would call a "Mother load"?
Yesterday the tag sales were a bust. Junk and more junk. We actually made it to St. Joe and hit a few sales there but nothing interesting enough to add to our lives so we headed home. We had a quick lunch to refuel after our exercise getting in and out of the car many times. Mom was yawning all the way home, nap time for her I think. As we were approaching our favorite garden shop I told her I think we can't go home empty handed and we could always use a new perennial. She was willing to get out one more time to choose her prize. She chose a blanket flower and I chose a Veronica Speedwell, both common but a nice addition to our flower gardens. It was a nice day and we agreed it was just enough for an impromptu outing.
It is supposed to be in the 90's today so I will spend most of the day swimming and drinking lots of H2O. Have a wonderful weekend.