Muffin sunning herself on our deck

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Muffin, our Feral Cat, has, lately, been flopping down to sun herself whenever the spirtit moves her. All cats love to warm themselves until, when they decide they’re warm enough, they head for the shade of a bush or tree. As many of you know she’s been basically living at our home off and on for seven years.  (She never comes into the house.) She will always be a Feral Cat even though she enjoys being petted once in a while.

Dan O. De Ment
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Backyard in early Spring 2015

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I shot this image of our backyard a few days ago.  Everything is greening up and/or blooming.  The Lilac Bush on the left and the Flowering Crab on the right will soon lose all of their flowers and be leafy green until the fall.  Over the years the high voltage poles in the background have rusted somewhat which adds an earthy color (if you will) to the shot. That is a bed of Creeping Phlox in the foreground.

Dan O. De Ment
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Grey Squirrel in the early Morning

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This little fella hangs around our feeder every day and also comes to the back door for peanutss.

Dan O. De Ment
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Captain Ming

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Ming is no sailor – he just thinks he is.  Actually my wife, Jean, loves sail boats and this one is atop our refridgerator.  As you all know, cats love high places and Ming jumps up next to the sail boat a couple times a week to have a look around.

Dan O. De Ment
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Male Cardinal and Black Squirrel Feeding

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It’s unusual to get just one Male Cardinal and a Black Squirrel at the feeder without other birds and squirrels feeding at the same time.  The Black Squirrel had not been around for a couple weeks.  This particular Male Cardinal is always at the feeder.  The squirrel is so dark he can appear as a shadow much of the time – when the sun isn’t directly on him.

Dan O. De Ment
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