They are very cheeky, chasing off the birds and chattering loudly at us whenever we dare to step outside our door. They come off the roof, run across the deck and leap into the lilac tree where all the feeders are hung. It drives our dogs nuts as they can see the squirrels very clearly through the French doors as they leap across the deck. Doesn't seem to phase the squirrels in the least though, they know that as long as that door is closed they are safe from our pups!
One of my favourite winter birds to visit our yard is the Northern Flicker, love the orange colour of their tail feathers.
And of course, one of our most frequent visitors are the deer.
Sometimes all you will see is one peeking out of the trees to see what you are up to.
And at other times, they wander through the yard just as sassy as you please, like this Momma mule deer and her fawns from last spring.
So yes, we do indeed have nature in winter around here and I am so very thankful for it. Hope you too will get out of your house this winter to investigate what is wandering through your neck of the woods, as the song says, you may be in for a big surprise!
Linking up with No Winter Whining's link party being hosted this week by Lynn who is guest blogging over at Life is a Garden