Sunday, October 19, 2014

A canopy of leaves

Here is a tree in our neighborhood.  It looks lit up.

fall leaves
A canopy of leaves.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Getting ready for winter

The squirrels are preparing for winter.  I caught this guy taking a break.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Turkey Crossing

It's been awhile but we had Wild Turkeys back in the neighborhood.  I still haven't been home when this happens but Cindy assures me Russ gets more than a little excited when he sees them.  They are smaller than a deer but bigger than the other regulars we see.

Yesterday, we had six of them walk behind our back fence.  And once again, Cindy got some great photos while trying to keep our hound under control.

Here is the first sighting...

Here is what it looks like out the back window...

Here is that same picture but closer.  If you count left to right, there are six of them (last one on the right is under the tree)...

Here they are a little closer...

On the rocks

I'm always checking our window wells for critters.  Our egress window is especially deep so I have to look a little closer.   Two days ago I pulled out a vole.  Yesterday I spotted two little frogs so I figured I better climb down.  I got to looking a little closer and all of a sudden one of the rocks I was looking at was not a rock!

Here's what I was looking at...

(Note the slug just above)

Well I got this guy out and they never seem to appreciate what I do.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Groundhog Day

I was taking Russ to the groomer this morning.  I stopped at a stop sign and had to wait for a van to my right and when the van passed I saw something in the street that caught my eye.  I figured out pretty quick it was a groundhog waddling across the street.  Russ hadn't seen it yet.

So I turned the corner and stopped the car.  I got my smart phone out and it just happened to be set on "rapid burst" meaning I could take money pictures with one push.

Russ did see it eventually or suspected something and he barked.  You'll see two distant pictures of it in the street and on the sidewalk and then a series of pictures of it running back across the street.

I did the best I could at a distance and with Russ in the backseat.  Kind of blurry but funny to see the leg action.

This is the same picture as above but cropped closer...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We're ready for your close-up, Mr. Frog.

Getting colder.  These guys won't be hanging around much longer.


And here is a bonus shot of Russ...