Taking a Snooze
Chipmonk taking a nap on a Spring Day.

I was lucky to catch this Chipmonk taking a nap behind my house. We have plenty of these guys and they are so active, this is a first.

View from Mount Jefferson
A beautiful view of the surrounding area.

A beautiful place to visit and have a nice family picnic. There are also great views of the surrounding valley, Jefferson and West Jefferson. You can also see far into Tennessee and Virginia.

To add to the adventure there are plenty of trails to explore and you can park your family at the shelter at the top and have a nice cookout. Restrooms are available.

Wat to visit? Go to this link for more information: Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Something told me to look up while I was working today and what did I see? Sugarloaf had two visitors today – Bald Eagles. One was for sure a juvenile, maybe 3-years old and the other is at least five but what got me was the black tips on the adult one. Or maybe it is not a full adult yet. Anyway, what a sight to watch.


Ajax is Close
Ajax will be an adult soon so stand by for a series of images from the day he arrived to the day he became an adult.





















I have been recording this eagle since he was brought into the Grandfather Mountain habitat. I have watched him fly into the enclosure walls, hop on the ground and trade perches with Griffin. he has finally settled into his new home and looks to be in good health. Once he is a full adult, white head and tail feathers, I will post a photo compilation of him over the years so you can see the transformation. Until then, enjoy this image.