MM 4-11 Wild

We have lived in our home overlooking Crow Canyon for the last 44 years. During that time several wild animals have visited our spacious backyard, mostly squirrels and raccoons with an occasional skunk. We even had a quick brown fox drop by one day a few months ago. Then there’s this critter who jumped over our fence about a year ago and decided to homestead in the bushes on top of our hill.

We have been sharing our backyard with this wild neighbor for the past year.

Once a day she ventures closer to our house and nibbles on the loquats that fall in our yard from the neighbor’s tree behind the fence. Sometimes she sits and relaxes by the fence in the shade provided by the loquat tree. I took this shot a couple of weeks ago and thought it would be appropriate for Leanne’s Wild theme in this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.

Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by her website this Thursday (Wednesday if you live in Europe or North America) to see how Leanne and other photographers from all over the world have interpreted the wild theme.

Happy Fourth of July!



About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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3 Responses to MM 4-11 Wild

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Wow! 44 years in one location.My wife and I thought we held the record. Great wildlife shot!

  2. George says:

    Beautiful “critter” photographed by a competent and animal-loving “human bean”!

  3. 44 yrs! That’s amazing today.
    We’ve been in our home for 35 yrs. I always thought our little section of the street was an anomaly b/c we, and our neighbors have been in our homes 35+ yrs and knock on wood, and there’s been only one divorce amoung the neighbors that were and are still here when we bought our house.

    As far as house/yard guest go…yours is sure cute!

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