Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm Gonna Miss This Place...

This is our "back yard"...


We have lived in this apartment for about seven years. I love our "back yard" forest. You can't quite see the creek below us, but you surely get the idea.

Since we have lived here, we have had a pair of Mallard ducks in the bend in the creek every year. One year we had fish spawning in the deeper part of the bend.

We regularly have squirrels and raccoons in the trees. Today I was watching a red headed woodpecker, several gold finches and house finches, and a juvenile red tail hawk hanging out in the big oak tree on the other side of the creek. Scrub jays and Steller's jays abound.

We've seen egrets, a bobcat, a turtle, deer, possums, and even the occasional wild child roaming in and around our creek.

We even have a resident red-shouldered hawk who hangs out in the tree beside our balcony. At night I hear owls hooting all around, and the occasional coyote up in the nearby hills

This place is great for wildlife watching right outside our back door, and I'll miss it when we finally leave.

2 comments:

Jay said...

Sounds too good to be true. Why would you move?

Ann T. said...

Dear Officer Smith,
It is beautiful. When you move, try to remember that you need this restorative and find a way to obtain it.

Wishing you the best,
Ann T.