I love nature. I love watching nature. I love photographing nature. The majority of the time I am just a casual observer but this weekend I got to be an active participant, which was really cool.
We have been having quite a bit of rain the past week or so. Well, last weekend my husband and I were cleaning the house. We had kicked the girls outside to play so they couldn't destroy everything we cleaned. Sophie comes running into the house yelling "Mom! Mom! Come look!" so I head outside to see what the fuss was about it.
This is what the fuss was about!
Don't mind the peeling paint on our deck table, please
This fellow decided our deck would be a good place too dry out his wings! It was reat because we got to sit and watch him rather closely for quite a while. We even got to hold him! We put our hands out in front of him and he walked right on to our hands, up our arms, even in Sophie's hair! To her credit, she didn't freak out at all and just wanted to keep on holding him. She even got very concerned when we put him down and the wind would blow hard. She was worried it would blow him over and he could fly! Such a sweetie.
Sadie, on the other hand, wouldn't go near him and cried if she even though Jeff was going to put him near her.