Wish I Had A Camera
I was in the kitchen deciding if I should eat lunch or mow the law (lunch won) and I looked out the window and there's this groundhog in my back yard. He's a fat little bastard, and he's munching on these weedy plants that grow along the fence. One of the plants was like three feet tall (I'm slacking on the weeding) and he reached up with his little front paws, grabbed it, and fell on his back so he could chomp away at his leisure.
He's more than welcome to any greenery in the back yard, as I didn't plant a garden this year. I don't much like yardwork, in fact I hate it, but I am gonna miss seeing the critters around here. Rabbits, squirrels, groundhogs, deer...plus the usual assortment of birds, including a fair number of cardinals and jays this year. Not to mention the hawks that soar on thermals above my house every warm day. Seriously, every sunny day, when I go outside, there's at least one bird of prey orbiting above my house. They just float up there, letting the rising air take them up, up, up, and when they move out of position they tuck their wings in, glide forward, and then ride the thermals again. Something to see.
Groundhog found another big, tasty plant where I used to have the garden. Just a weed (I think it's a weed) but he ripped off some big leaves and ate 'em up. He's wandering around the back yard now...hope he doesn't try to burrow under the wooden fence. 'Cause the folks next door have a Rottweiler mix named "Tyson". He's mostly bark, but who's to say he doesn't have a taste for groundhog?