So love bird watching. I have a bird feed I use in winter right outside my studio window. Just love the colorful birds that tend to visit.
Two years ago we started noticing scarlet tangers flitting around our place in the spring and summer. We had never had them before. I got this shot of one this summer. There is a shadow on his head but they are bright orangey red. This one is a male. The females are more brown and almost look like a brown thrush.
Several years ago, we found 2 dogs someone had thrown out on our road. We drove past them 5 times and on the 5th time, we stopped and rescued them. The little male was very broke down with a broken back. They were starved and stunk. We had to put the little male down but kept the female. We bathed her and fed her and after a couple of weeks we took her to the vets. We named her Gracie as it was only by the Grace of God we stopped to rescue her. She weighted about 3 pounds when we found her. Now she weighs in between 10 and 11 pounds. She is the sweetest dog we have ever had. Only problem with her is she wants to be the only "kid" around and though she will tolerate other pets and would never bite anyone or anything, she just gets so jealous if others live in her house with her.