Green Anole

obx, wildlife

There are a variety of wildlife that live in the OBX. This little guy was found climbing a tree. I’m pretty sure he’s a Green Anole. However, if I’m wrong feel free to let me know in the comments section.

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Living outside of town

nature, Photography, wildlife

I recall thinking that one day I wanted to live just outside of town. A place where you could be in nature, but within minutes of stores. Years later I ended up marrying a man who wanted the exact same thing. And, already owned a place that fit the description. How perfect…

One of the things I love most about living here is the constant wildlife. On a regular occasion we see birds, squirrels and groundhogs. We’ve also seen chipmunks, snakes and deer. But one of the coolest sights was when two turkey hens came wobbling through our yard with about a dozen babies. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any good photos of that on our memory cards. However, I did happen to find these three pictures to share. You’ll see a baby robin on our front porch, a blue jay resting in the backyard and what I believe is a garter snake in the grass.

This lifestyle may not be for everyone. Living outside of town can come with its negatives like not being in walking distance to shops and it also comes with more bugs. However, it does have its perks, such as being closer to nature, having real bonfires in the backyard, less light pollution and seeing various wildlife. It’s the perfect location for a writer/hobbyist photographer.

Our backyard

birds, nature, wildlife

As a young adult, I remember thinking that the ideal location to live would be right outside of town. An area with nature, but within minutes of town-life (stores etc.). Well, I ended up marrying my husband, who came with a house (just outside of town). It’s the perfect location. It only takes about ten minutes to get to most of the stores and gas stations. However, it’s set out far enough to have a nature view. We’ve seen deer, a variety of birds, a snake and more. But, so far, the highlight was seeing two turkeys and their herd of babies waddle through our yard.

Above you will see a view from our back window. When our yard ends the trees begin. Here my husband was able to capture a red cardinal hiding out in the branches. I love this picture, it captures the beauty and mystique of the forest.