Monday, April 12, 2010


and this is what I saw...

 ...Those six babies just clung to their mothers back.

so it appears that they live in a little family unit, with
the male sticking around or then again it could be 
another female...I am not an oppossum expert.. 
nor do I claim to be one..


I went outside to see where they went...It had been awhile since I
saw them.   And there they were...the whole little family, totally unafraid
of me ...showing no fear, bearing no teeth...and those tiny babies still
hanging on for dear life.. Creepy yet cute.   We get alot of wildlife
in our garden...amazing really for being in the middle of a major
city... I have seen many oppossums, raccoons, morning
I opened the front curtains and there was a coyote in the front garden.
Mind you, we are not in the hills or canyons...We live surrounded
by two major freeways...

Hey just a little change of pace from all the usual beautiful fashion layouts,
art projects, delicious pictures of food, fabulous recipes you see in alot
of blogs... Yes, life in the big city here in southern California!!

PS....We had the most killer rainstorm last night.  This is very late in "the season" for us...It is
so wonderful to get the rain as our water tables are dangerously low....too many folks, too little
water.   So when we get rain it is reason for celebration...unless of course you live in the  hillsides
and burn areas...Oh California...what a complicated place you are...  I always tell people
we pay dearly for this wonderful weather .


Paula said...

How very lovely. Yes I can understand that you hve them in big cities too. I am sure the little family thinks that rather you as human lie in their space ;-) Have a fab week. Paula

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good morning Cynthia! Well isn't thaat something...I've never seen a momma possum carrying her babies in real life before. You had the whole family visiting you! I think there was one in our lilac grove out back early the other morning..Shep was snarling and jumping around and I could see eyes in the bushes with the flashlight. Yuck. At least I never found a body so it must have gotten away. I'm off to yoga this morning so I better get in the shower. Have a wonderful day! MauraXX

Jeanette said...

I couldn't tell what it was in the first photo - was so tickled to see the next one. How adorable! I love how they are hanging on for dear life, too cute.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You have some very exotic urban wildlife!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Great photos!

I hope to meet you at Elkhorn this year. (I grew up in Northern Calif. so it seems we swapped states!)

PK Studios said...

Yes...loved the rain last night... Always welcome in our dry habitat! Yes, those little critters are a combination of creepy and cute.... but fun that they like you! : )

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos with us! We have possums in WLA too - I'm by two freeways and the SM Airport.
I grew up in the canyons (seeing deer families and coyotes) but never saw possums there and here I am in the "flat", surrounded by constant traffic and here they are.
Isn't this April rain odd?! And following on the heels of a Santa Ana. But oh so welcome! I can't remember April rain??? Surely there must have been some before but I don't recall it.
Happy week to you!

Rosemary said...

Really cute!!
We get those critters here too!
I haven't seen the whole family though.
We did have a mother and her baby ducks the other day.
Have a great night!

Chris said...

Oooo new piece! Second from the top! WOW! Gorgeous!!!! Mouth droppin'~~~!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hey cynthia
i have a possum guy that comes into my mudroom all the time, and a skunk and raccoon. none of them bother me, they just look at me when i go out.
your little family is cute.

Junkstylediva said...

Great photos Cynthia! We moved from Chico & lived with wildlife up there. Even had raccoons living in attic one spring. They sure can make a noise! We did not have the heart to kick the family out, so hubby left food for them on porch so mom would not have to leave babies for long. I am glad to meet another wildlife lover! Inge

Riki Schumacher said...

Amazing these guys are not trying to bite you. They are vicious little critters, so be careful. That would be a nasty bite. My Yorkie tried to take one on one evening, not good. But they are adorable on the back of mama. Amazing in Santa Monica. Big hug, Riki

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

we get the occasional possum in our yard too...even saw a raccoon a few months back, and i live in Los Angeles!!
it's nice that all of you live in harmony. possums are good little creatures despite the icky teeth. ;-)
xox alison

Laura Hegfield said...


Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Soooo nice of you to hop on over to my blog... YOU have Great Jewelry!!! Love your kitties the most!*!*! Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow, that is just so sweet...a little family.


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