"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, July 29, 2016

It was a very hot and dry day.........the late afternoon was a good time

for me to drain and clean our pond. Cleaning the pond is not my favorite thing to do, but it 
is necessary every 3 to 4 weeks to keep the fish happy and healthy.  
As the pond water drained and spilled out onto the ground...........
I only stepped away for a few moments and when I returned.......
this young bobcat was standing in the drained water

I quietly moved from tree to tree to get closer so that it would not notice me

it kept looking in my direction, but soon the water would draw it's attention away from me

it even got comfortable enough to sit and relax for a few moments

For me........it was the most amazing few moments......ever

It then realized that I was not part of the natural scene

and it hurried on it's way........back into the hot and dry mesquite woods.
Visiting the pond gave it a little relief from the day's extreme heat......
cleaning the pond gave me a wonderful ending of another day in the wild.


13 comments:

Ian H said...

Wow! Fantastic event! A Bobcat and a Cougar are still on my bucket list! I envy you. :-}

Yael said...

Wow what an awesome present you got! Wonderful to experience something like that. Small gifts of life? That was a big one! :-)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That is amazing! Your photos are wonderful.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Debbie said...

Your photos never cease to amaze me. Great job!

lil red hen said...

You've got nerve! I would be scared to death! But,I am glad the animal had a chance to cool off in peace and gave you the opportunity to take these amazing photos.

Sally said...

Yeah, I'll say you're much braver than I am. And, actually I didn't know the difference in bobcat, cougar and coyote! :)

Great and beautiful photo's!

Deb said...

What an unforgettable experience. Isn't it gorgeous.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Wow! I don't think I would have stuck around. Big coward when it comes to physical danger, that's me! Thank you, though, for being brave and sharing these incredible shots!

Debra said...

This is really amazing! They are so gorgeous-and you are brave!!!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

That is amazing! You are so fortunate to be able to see that guy! Wonderful pictures. -Jenn

Connie said...

How exciting! Wow! Beautiful photos. That is a beautiful bobcat!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a great and unexpected capture, Kathleen. That bobcat almost looked as if it was "posing" for you until it discovered your presence.

letslearnembroidery said...

Wonderful moment indeed!