Although I do not like Blue Jays, I have to admit, this time of the year, they do add color to the fading foliage.
Intimidating the mild-mannered Woodpeckers away, they are so pushy and pesky when at the feeders and suet hangers. I really DON'T care for them at all.
However, although pesky and very bold, the Red Squirrels never annoy me.
They are just so darn cute that their peskiness fades quickly.
The Red Squirrel population is still abundant around here although they will begin to take cover from the hungry hawks.
Finally, it just wouldn't be home without the deer jumping the fences and helping themselves to my Rhododendrons. The morning I caught this doe in the act, the Pres was, of course, still sleeping. Later that day, when I told him what happened, I asked him to put some wire fencing around the bushes for protection from these pesky critters.
Sitting in his chair, he turned and said, "I already did. They must be reaching over it." (in other words, I'm not moving.)
Forever hopeful, I remarked, "Do you think you could make it higher?" There was no answer, which meant this apparently went over like a lead balloon. Now, all I can say is this...looks like our Rhododendrons will be compact.
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
The Pesky Ones
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