Visitors

While sitting at my computer trying to process all the photos I’d taken yesterday, I kept hearing an unusual noise through the open window.

Think it was probably a bird that I’d never heard before, I grabbed my camera and slowly walked to the front of the house, unable to locate where the sound was coming from. Peering into the deep woods across the street, I couldn’t see anything in the trees. However, my eye was suddenly caught by movement at the bottom of the tree.

A pair of young raccoons was apparently complaining to mother about being left too long or not being brought food quickly enough. Once they saw me, though, they quickly scurried up the large fir to safety.

I retreated to the front porch to see if they would descend, but never could get another picture of the two of them together after they climbed down.

It actually took a little Photoshop magic to make them emerge from the shadows even shooting at 400 ISO. I’ll have to try to remember how cute they looked here when they are foraging on the back porch at 2:00 A.M. and Skye is barking frantically at the patio door.

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