Saturday, August 29, 2009


Friday I went out for my morning walk, as usual.
I had just asked the Lord what treasures He had for me today,
and i looked up and right there in the road ahead of me
was a family of raccoons!
There was a mama, (well i guess it was the mama),
and 4 little ones!!

First time ever I had seen babies!

They saw me about the same time i saw them.
Mama stopped, stood up on her back legs,
and started to herd her little group over to the side of the road.
She was watching me the whole time.

I started right away to get my camera out of my back pack.
As I hurried, she hurried, and
they were just starting to go down into
the blackberries into a little hole.

I said "Wait!! I just want to take your picture. I won't hurt you."

But she scurried them down into the hole anyway.

My plea went out again:
"OK. Just come out into the clearing
so I can get your picture."

They were meandering down the slope,
hidden under the blackberries;
I could hear them.
At the bottom was an old, overgrown stream bed.
And then they appeared again.

"There you are" I said.
" OK, now stand still so i can get your picture."

She stopped. Turned around, stood up, and looked over at me.
It was so awesome!!

There she was, just standing there, with her 4 babies around her.

She'd begin to wander off again, and I'd holler again.

She did that 4 times, with me snapping pics as fast as i could.
I do hope they will be clear when you click on therm.

What a fun way to start the morning.
Made me smile the whole day.

What treasures did God share with you today?

Blessings, and raccoon smiles to you!!

Barbara Jean


Unknown said...

I just love these pictures! Thanks for being my "treasure" today!


Darlene said...

Awwwww those are wonderful pictures!

Unknown said...

That's cute! Our camera quit and I miss snapping spontaneous moments like this one! Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

That is just so awesome and she and her little ones posed so nicely for you to get some great shots. Nice.

Terry said...

Oh how cute !!!!!!!!!
Thank you for shairng this sweet moment .
May you continue to recieve many more precious moments through out the day and the rest of the week .
God Bless you Barb .

Kindred Roses said...

Thanks for stoppin by my blog. I love those cute little coons...
Hope you have a Fab Day
Julie, Kindred Roses

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a fun outing...I've never seen *baby* raccoons either and only a very rare adult.

Dragonlady said...

Wonderful pictures, God is Good! I am glad he let you have such a wonderful moment..

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a note....

2 Dogs said...

Aren't they cute. We haven't had any raccoons around in several years.


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Ohhhh, so cute! What a wonderful treasure you received on your walk!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaveing your lovely comment! xo

The Barnett Family said... these photos. I love to see raccoons, but I had to see them as "road kill". That is how I usually see them around here. We have woods around our home, and we see lots of different critters like foxes, squirrels, deer, and turkeys but we have never seen any raccoons.....boohoo!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing the precious treasure you found during your walk. LOVE IT!!!!

xoxox~ Tonya

She Uses Her Words said...

What a great story Barb and a big blessing! They are so cute! I've never seen babies before. God is so nice to us! Thanks for sharing.
xoxo, Karen