Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

dangerous situation

There’s a dangerous situation brewing.

My friend Stan, let’s jump off the deck onto a deer, is headed into town.

It snowed over 6 inches here yesterday providing a perfect snow pack to pad our jumps.

It’s about 5°F. The deer come in and feed all evening when it’s this cold. I have plenty of food.

I have a late afternoon cocktail date.

Stay tuned……

A young male Northern Cardinal

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13 responses

  1. Great photo of the Northern Cardinal, Melissa.

    I’d like to join you for that cocktail, however, me thinks I will stay here and just drink a toast to you that you won’t break something…….. :-)

    February 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

  2. Praying that thou and the company she keepeth do not get too tooted because nothing good can cometh of this evening’s cocktail hour I fear.

    February 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  3. melissakoski

    I have a fantastic suspicion that my best friend is driving three hours to surprise me and the cocktail hour is going to turn into a slumber party AWAY from the deer and the deck. (:

    February 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  4. Great photo:)

    February 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks your royal flyness (: Pretty fly gravatar.

      February 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

      • Am flattered, thank you melissa.

        February 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

  5. Amy

    Love the picture!
    Have a good afternoon (with Jodi or Katie or Stan and the boys!)
    We even got snow here!! Jake is so happy!

    February 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    • melissakoski

      It was a great night with Jodi and Katie! I had lots of Lemanek time on Sunday after I got home. Love those boys. xoxo

      February 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

  6. I wonder why they are called the “Northern Cardinal?” Their range is vast – all over the eastern US and even down to Northern Mexico. See the range map @

    http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/692/_/Northern_Cardinal.aspx

    I guess northern is relative and they don’t live in – say – Peru, lol.

    February 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    • melissakoski

      Ha I guess it is all relative isn’t it Louis? (: Hope you’re feeling fab….relatively speaking ya know (:

      February 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

  7. What a beautiful bird! I’ve never seen one.

    February 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    • melissakoski

      We get to enjoy the cardinals year round here…they really stand out after snowfall.

      February 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

  8. P.S. We got snow yesterday afternoon. About an inch. It is melting already this morning.

    Happy Monday. :-)

    February 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

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