Three members of my family, including me, traveled to and walked around Creve Coeur Lake this evening. Located in West County near St. Louis, the lake is abuzz nightly with walkers, joggers, bikers and boaters. In addition, it affords amateur photographers like me a plethora of subjects to shoot.
Above is a photo of one of the many extensions of the lake. Below are photos of a flower, a train track at sunset and geese coming in for a landing. Click on any of the photos to enlarge and enjoy.
Yesterday afternoon, this blogger — actually, one of my sons — found a live shell in his backyard. He did not, however, feel the need to summon the local bomb squad. Below is a photo of the found object — a Red-Eared Slider turtle – which measured 10-12 inches in length.
With tongue firmly in cheek, I announce that a second “attack” against this blogger took place late this morning.
The attacker was a winged creature — a finch, I think — who was kind enough to pose for the post-attack photos above. Unlike the attacker whose efforts were chronicled in a post, Blogger Finds Himself Under ‘Attack’, this one’s encounter with the bay window that overlooks my backyard did not result in any life-threatening injuries. The encounter did, however, prompt this blogger”s wife to call for me to put something up to stop future “attacks” from taking place. I think that means she wants to get a kitten…or two.
Stay tuned for news of any future attacks against my super-reflective, seemingly-bird-proof bay window (below).
Because none of my kids were around and no one was in the yard outside that window at the time, I assumed the worst: I was under attack!
When I went outside, however, I learned my “attacker” was the oriole at right. Evidently, he had mistaken the reflection in the bay window on the back side of my house for someplace he wanted to go and, sadly, the impact with the glass broke his little neck while leaving nary a mark on the glass.
Funeral services are pending.