Painted Lady Butterfly

2017 Fauna Roundup!

October 30, 2018 Animals, Nature 0 Comments

Well, I really did mean to get this posted much earlier in the year! The last few months have been busy, though, and my website usually gets neglected when that happens. But finally, here is part II, the follow-up to my 2017 Flora Roundup post…

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Out and About 2016 – Fauna

December 31, 2016 Animals, Botanical, Gardening, Nature 1 Comment

Wow – it’s just over 4 hours until the end of 2016! And it’s been three months since I last posted anything! I don’t really do New Year’s Resolutions, but perhaps I should work on my post frequency in the new year =)

I didn’t spend nearly as much time taking photos outdoors this year as I have in past years. It was such a hot summer; I had had enough of the heat by mid-June! I was also busier this year than I have been in past years, which I can’t complain about. I photographed properties/buildings in five different states, including 20 properties in Texas in mid-November. I’ll be posting some of that work soon.

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Lucy Yawning

Website Upgrade Taking Place

January 30, 2015 Animals 0 Comments

I’m in the process of upgrading my site so the formatting is going to be a bit messy until I get things straightened out.  I’m making good progress and should have all of the ducks in a row soon! While I get things back in order please enjoy this picture of Lucy showing off her choppers while lounging on the log pile last fall =)

 

The Not-So-Wild Wildlife from My Recent Travels

December 16, 2013 Animals, Nature, Travel 0 Comments

Deep down inside me there is a frustrated wildlife photographer.  Every time I travel I end up annoying the pigeons, seagulls, cows, horses, sheep… At other times I have pursued unsuspecting turtles, fish, caterpillars, spiders, lizards, rabbits, deer, elk, grasshoppers, spiders…and reindeer! Sometimes I could swear I see them rolling their eyes at me. Someday I’ll make it out west with a good zoom lens so I can capture moose, bears, maybe wolves, whales, marmots, prairie dogs…

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Baby Opossum

Cute as a Button!

May 8, 2013 Animals, Nature 0 Comments

I found this little guy wandering around in my parents’ garden the other day. He was about the size of a guinea pig. I’m not sure what he was doing out during the day without his mom. You mostly see opossums at dusk or later. He was bit surprised by my presence and then quickly didn’t seem too happy about the camera that was pointed at him. Hopefully he managed to arrive at his destination unharmed.

I Guess I’m Done Growing Peppers for the Year

I’ve been growing green peppers since early in the summer but I think nature has decided for me that I’m done for the year. Over the past several months my pepper plant (while living in a large container on my driveway) has been visited by my friendly back yard deer a few times and had quite a few of its leaves nipped off. A few days ago I was getting into the car when I noticed that my pepper plant was…a bit sparse-looking. I immediately assumed that my deer had visited, but when I looked more closely I noticed that the leaves didn’t appear to have been nipped off. And then I saw the green guy above (pretty tight crop).

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