Thursday, September 29, 2016
Day 8-10, with Larry and Kathy in CO
I love the last few miles, driving on the country roads leading up to Larry and Kathy's house.
I can't help taking pictures right from the truck, even while we're moving. I almost have to do it while we're moving, or I'd be asking Jerry to pull over every 50 feet!
Jerry (left) and Larry in his front yard.
In Larry's back yard. They live on about 40 acres of forest.
Billy enjoys a rainbow from the front yard. And a good rinsing off, courtesy of mother nature.
There is always wildlife to see at Larry & Kathy's. A couple of times, deer came to the yard.
This stag was shedding the velvet on his antlers. It was kind of bloody and gross, but also interesting to see. I had only seen it on nature shows on TV, so it was cool to see it in real life.
A skunk came to the bird-feeding area. I guess skunks like bird seeds, too. Larry wasn't too happy about that. He would prefer the birds. And there are some birds he likes better than others. He made gun-shooting noises out the window (with his mouth, you know, like a kid would do if he were pretending to shoot at something) to chase the skunk away.
The highlight of the wildlife viewing was the daily visitation of the foxes. This one fox in particular has been friends with Larry for many years. She is definitely still wild, but she trusts him. And she eats from his hand.
Here is a video of him feeding several foxes. I think mostly they are the almost-grown pups from the fox in the preceding photo.
I took a mediocre photo, retouched and tweaked it a little, and ran it through the Tangled app on my iPad. And now it's art! I don't know which of the foxes this is. Larry can tell most of them apart, and has given them names, much like Jane Goodall named the chimps she studied for so many years. But I'd like to think this is his favorite one, called "Pooper"