Hello again. Another Sunday, another post. Another week where I haven’t had a chance to read the posts from everyone who participated last week. I WILL. I WILL catch up. What about you? Do you still like writing and reading? Let me know. I’ll host as long as people what to write!
Now… on to to my fun little experience in Baltimore this week.
I’ve been staying with my sister in Baltimore. It’s not technically Baltimore City. It’s Baltimore County but it’s a pretty urban area. Tightly knit streets with smaller, older homes close together. Totally different than where I’m coming from.
But there’s something about her little neighborhood that I just absolutely adore.
Sure, in my beautiful backyard, I can see plenty of deer (often laying down in my yard), herons, and hawks. At night, I hear owls and foxes and bullfrogs. We see lizards and snakes and green tree frogs. I love the wildlife. It’s one of my favorite parts of where I live.
But here in urban town, it has it’s own special brand of wildlife. It’s city wildlife. And having grown up a country girl and currently living the suburban life, I find city wildlife to be utterly charming.
I take my dog out in the backyard every morning while I’m hear. I’m always greeted by robins and cardinals in the yard. Mourning doves sitting quietly on the overhead telephone wires. I see the birds feeding their babies. I sometimes see the elusive black squirrel hopping from wire to wire. Is there anything cooler than a black squirrel?
In the evening, the yard is full of fireflies and bunnies. Not just one bunny but almost always two. Together. I love that. And if I’m really lucky, I’ll see three together. And just tonight, I was a baby bunny in my mom’s yard (just down the street). The best part is the bunnies don’t really move. They stay there and watch you cautiously as you go about your business. Urban wildlife is awfully charming.