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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby Racoons and sunset pics

After a leisurely coffee break with a single cinnamon pop tart enjoying the beginnings of a new book, "The Secret Scripture", I went out to begin the laundry.
The neighbor cat, Isabella and I visited, then I chatted with my neighbor Millie. This is the start of a beautiful day off!
Out of the corner of my eye I caught some movement in the bushes. THREE baby racoons were taking a walk as we chatted. I ran up to the third floor to get the good camera, but the battery had died. I only found this out after descending the steps and had to ascend them again to get the Iphone, my back up camera.
These are the pics I snapped.

 By the time I got back downstairs they were retreating.
I hurried over to get some closer shots.

The were making little clicking noises so I backed off a bit to watch them.
I believe these are the same little siblings that were under our home last week. The parents probably abandoned them, and now they are scavenging for food. The lady next door feeds all the stray cats and probably these little ring-tailed bandits too!
One of the little rascals got caught in a vine, and as he was passed up by the others,
he freed himself without much fuss.
Soon they were on their way again.
The runt tailing behind.
And I got to get one cute shot in before it was over.
The littlest one seemed to be curious about me as well, and came around the little bush as I was peeking from the other side.
He didn't seem to care the others were well on the way to the neighbors,
he only wanted a quick peek.
I wish them all luck.

Here is one more picture for you to enjoy. I took it from work last night as the sun was about to set and casting the most glorious glow on the harbor.
 Have a great day y'all!


Jen and Steven said...

Is "The Secret Scripture" by Sebastian Barry? If so, I've read it! I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars on my Shelfari bookshelf and said it reminded me of Charlotte Bronte or Charles Dickens. Hope you enjoy it! That baby raccoon peeking around the bush is just about the most adorable thing I've ever seen.

Lafemmet said...

Yep, that's the book. I think it will be awesome too. Glad you like the little coons. I love them too!

Cyberkim said...

Those racoons are just impossibly cute :)

Lafemmet said...

Thanks Cyberkim,
I hope your bathroom project isn't causing you more headaches. Best wishes on a hasty makeover!