Monday, November 30, 2009

November 30, 2009

This is my entry for i ♥ faces, category: Tooshies

Sometimes the walk home from the barn is fraught with obstacles such as puddles and mud. It must be comforting for someone so small to have shoulders so strong to ride on when the road gets rough. At some point we will all need to rely on someone else to help us along. Perhaps today we can lookout for someone who may need our help.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

November 29, 2009

We have a little brown bear that lives at our house. Most of the time she is cute and cuddly. Sometimes she is quiet and sleepy. Only very rarely does she snarl, and then it's usually at her brother.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

November 28, 2009

Say 'hello' to a Scarlet Macaw!

Friday, November 27, 2009

November 27, 2009

November 26, 2009

West African Crowned Crane

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, Tom Tom. Hope Turkey Heaven is all you dreamed it would be.

OK, no sad emails here, we DID NOT eat Tom Tom for dinner (yuck). He was a very old, mellow turkey who died a natural death the night before Thanksgiving. This is true! We are sad he is gone, because he was so friendly and would follow the kids all around the barn.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009

This is my entry for i ♥ faces, Category: Sun Flare

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22, 2009

Julie and Michelle, this is what I was doing out in the pasture when you and your sneaky spy car came down my road.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 21, 2009

Peak-a-boo! I see you!

You may have binoculars, but I have a long zoom lens!

Friday, November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009

Here is my view this morning as I made my way back home after dropping the kids off at the end of our dirt road to catch the school bus. I'm standing on top of my 4-wheeler, hence the angle. The sky was so blue, I had to stop and take a picture. See, the cows are running to me? They are the only ones left who let me take their picture!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 19, 2009

I remember when I was taking these photos, I was thinking to myself, "hold still, hold still, or it's going to be blurry!". Obviously as you can see, I got a bit excited when he touched the bag and did not hold still.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

Now that the summer rains have gone, the ponds are low and the swampy area in the trees has dried up, so too have all the wading birds disappeared. I don't miss the oppressive heat and humidity, but I do miss seeing flocks of ibis hunting for food, cranes, beautiful herons and egrets.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17, 2009

Hey Mr. Turkey. Don't be scared. It's not Thanksgiving ... YET!

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16, 2009

This is my submission for i ♥ faces, Category: Autumn Beauty

I live where it is a shade of green all year 'round. Spring is new green, summer is bright, deep green, autumn is greeny-brown, and winter is delightful! I don't have much of the typical autumn colors, but I have noticed the setting sun has a warmer hue to it now then it did in July.

I took this photo yesterday evening as the last bits of light was fading from our backyard. She is a beauty to me, and there is some autumn light in the background. Hope this counts.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

November 15, 2009

There were probably a hundred of these little birds in the pasture, all walking around eating something off/from the ground. Insects? Seeds? I don't know my birds, so I don't know what they are. They were however very skittish. For this shot I was quite far away, had my lens zoomed all the way out to 300 mm and then I really cropped the photo afterward.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 14, 2009

Evening flight is landing.

November 13, 2009

Hmmm, it's Friday the Thirteenth and my computer gets a virus. Not nice!

But here is a pretty horse in the late afternoon light. That will make me feel better.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November 12, 2009

Sing with me now ...

This is the way we herd the cows, herd the cows, herd the cows
This is the way we herd the cows

So early in the morning.

This is the way we give Mom a heart attack, Mom a heart attack, Mom a heart attack
This is the way we give Mom a heart attack

So early in the morning.

What you can't see is the boy beating his chest with his fists and hollering at the top of his lungs. Good thing these are very timid cows that would never turn on him.

This is what we do in the morning. What do you do?

(Pics are SOOC. Love that morning light, almost as much as evening light.)

November 11, 2009

Thank You, Veterans!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9, 2009

This week at i ♥ faces, there is no contest
only the suggestion to create a post of what you are most thankful for.

My Story in Photos: "Thankfulness"

I am thankful for my family.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

November 8, 2009

Yea! Jump for joy, Mom is finished taking pictures today!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November 7, 2009

Trust me when I tell you, this player can really hit the ball. Oh ya, and he has an arm too! Watch out!

Friday, November 6, 2009

November 6, 2009

His eyes look rather gray here. Actually they are bright blue. I guess it was that early evening light playing tricks with it's color.