Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday's Hunt v 3.22

It's time for Friday's Hunt again.  Today I am hunting to find time, as usual.  It has been a crazy busy week with working until midnight most nights.  I have a bit of respite from work this coming weekend but the weekend itself is busy with cleaning and organizing my former home in Nova Scotia to get it ready for the real estate market.  Then it will be back to the grind on Monday.

Fortunately, I managed to take a few pictures for today's hunt.  The prompts from Eden Hills are:

Starts with V
Vermin starts with V.  The term vermin usually refers to animals or birds that cause a significant nuisance.  This little raccoon probably falls into the vermin category in the minds of most people.  It is a significant nuisance because he (or she) eats my bird seed and damages the bird feeders.

On the other hand, I think this is a really cute example of vermin, despite it being a nuisance.

There's a look in its eye, as if to say "What....I wasn't doing anything?  Why are you staring at me?"

See?  I'm just doing my exercise routine.  Nothing to do with the suet feeder.  Nope.

Usually this little vermin visits after dark, but on a very wet and rainy day earlier this week, he/she was there earlier in the day while there was still light for these pictures.

Week's Favourite
My favourite picture this week is courtesy of Mitten, our cat.  He was nestled in the shelving unit inside our closet - when Marc opened the closet door, he found Mitten comfortably sleeping in there. He called me up to take a picture and Mitten stayed in place for this cute shot.

Here's the overall view of how he looked when the closet door was opened.  Funny cat!

I'm excited to say that it is moth season again!  I'm always interested in taking pictures of moths that visit our screened-in porch.  I leave the light on overnight and it tends to attract moths who rest there and I photograph those that remain in the morning.  This moth has wings that are just about an inch across (from top to bottom as seen in the picture below).  It is the Northern Thorn moth (Selenia alcipherea) and it visited my porch this morning.  Hooray for the start of moth season!


Tom said...

...a cute raccoon, but they sure can be vermin. I like your guard cat. Happy moth season to you!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I think the racoons are the cutest things, but they are a terrible nuisance. Love the kitty. Have a super weekend!

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

He/she? is so cute even though they are pests!

Michelle said...

S/he was going to keep her hand on the prize for as long as possible; ha!

Janice Adcock said...

What fun photos of the critters and varmints.

Margaret Adamson said...

That Racoon may do damage but he is the cutest looking critter. HAve a wonderful week ahead.

jeannettestgermain said...

At least you could make use of this racoon for all the trouble it caused! Great captures!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I also think racoons are really cute but they can be bad. When we had a cat I would often find him snuggled in the linen closet.

Jim said...

You did get some good shots of Rocky. Mittens too. My camer isn't good enough for moth pictures. Not the Moon either.

Gattina said...

Racoons look so cute, they have so funny faces ! Love the cat in the closet, lol ! That's a place mine would choose too !

edenhills said...

I am not feeling the love for raccoons right now with the recent attacks on my chickens. Mitten, on the other hand, is adorable! Love how they find the cutest spots to sleep. I've been starting to see more butterflies around here. Hopefully, I'll find some time to try to photograph some. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Patti said...

In winter, especially if we are away for any length of time, I put peanuts for the squirrels in a metal box feeder with a hinged lid. One winter, a raccoon helped itself to peanuts, too. I've read that Mama raccoons search for food even in daylight when they have little ones to feed. They do have pretty faces. So that's where you keep the cat! LOL Mitten looked quite at home there. My daughter lived in a rural area for a while, and many moths could be found blending in with the siding on the house. I'd never seen such variety! Some looked like leaves, similar to yours. I hope you find lots to share with us!