Filed under: animals, birds, nature, wildlife | Tags: animals, birds, kingfisher, life, nature, wildlife
working all day trying to make some big bucks for cody bear’s upcoming surgery, i had a few moments to look around and saw something flop in the pond. a few seconds later a kingfisher, brilliant blue, landed on the “no swimming” sign and looked right at me.
ugh! i didn’t have my telephoto and he was so far away. he came back after lunch and was on the other side of the pond, but i did catch a couple shots.
anyway….i had been venting to a friend (boohonky!) about the worries and then started gushing about this fancy bird and she pointed out to me that perhaps the kingfisher was a harbinger of good news….
Filed under: animals, birds, dogs, friends, life, pets | Tags: animals, birds, cake, dogs, food, friends, life, pets
so here was yesterday, (an explanation of why i’m still in my jammies and why my back is tired. not sore…tired)
get to the art institute by 9 am to talk to students about dog and nature photography
go to botanical gardens to take some shots. see this bird with a stick….
head to the cakery to hang out with mc cupcake where she was working on this….
fm picks me up and we go back to the bakery to pick up a sheet cake for the music studio grand opening.
grand opening where i meet this dog….
drink a couple beers, then head home to feed the dogs and take them for a nice walk around the neighborhood. then head to italian restaurant.
next, cyberbowling at ten. i finish game 1 with 100. next…70…next 61.
i won’t be going pro.
Filed under: animals, birds, nature, wildlife | Tags: animals, birds, great horned owl, nature, owls, wildlife
on our way home from the self serve dog wash friday i saw THIS hanging out over the road on a side street…
the dogs were very patient. pickles sent off a warning bark when a stranger approached the car, as well. good assistants…even though they were wet.
for a cool pic of this owl, visit my nature photography blog here.
Filed under: animals, birds, nature, photography, wildlife | Tags: animals, birds, coopers hawk, nature, photography, rebel xsi, wildlife
yesterday. lunch. i was home, romping with cody bear. pickles was chewing a stick.
swoop. coming at us, then changing directions suddenly….a bird. the red of it’s eye distinctive.
it then landed in a tree behind my fence. all that was visible…again, his red eye. oh my camera with the long lens was at work!
it took off for a better perch farther away, then landed again. i ran in and got my rebel. just as i jumped onto a chair to look over the fence it took off again, in serious pursuit!
a cooper’s hawk…
have you heard of butterfly gardens, and hummingbird gardens? i used to joke about cultivating a “bird of prey” garden. it was when i did wildlife rehab. (we had sick senses of humor.) i said i would put out bird feeders to lure song birds and the raptors would follow. that was year’s ago and i was only kidding. but, ever since my thrasher baby birdies were eaten i’ve realized….i kinda sorta have a bird of prey garden.
actually, with all the beetles and lizards, even the smaller predatory birds enjoy the lot.
anyway, you can IMAGINE how excited i was to have that hawk in my yard yesterday! gorgeous bird!
Filed under: dogs | Tags: animals, birds, golf, hawks, nature, vacation, wildlife
goodbear hit the greens again today! and looky looky what she saw!
a swainson’s hawk! awwwwesome!
well, when we started our round i asked my brother if i got a birdie would he buy me a new set of taylor made hybrids. he agreed, so confident was he that i could not get a birdie! he said the hawk on the 11th hole didn’t count. grrr.
i wound up in the sand alot, which i don’t mind, really. here is the view from one sand trap:
i looked up and saw this:
cool trees. like from the movie “it’s a wild, wild world.”
tomorrow is my last day of vacation. i’ll have to head home. sadness.
Filed under: animals, birds, nature, photography, travel | Tags: animals, birds, california, crabs, nature, ocean, photography, seagulls, travel
it was nice to visit california. my favorite parts were the cool air, the sound of the waves and the beautiful vegetation.
i definitely enjoyed the beach time! here are some scenes from an evening on the pier:
so, that’s a sea gull. moving on…
a crab. a couple people were tossing their net and bringing up these tiny little guys.
fish n’ chips, bait AND clam chowder!
oh and here is a man and his dog on the pier
Filed under: animals, birds, nature, photography | Tags: animals, birds, california, dogs, hearts, nature, photography, ventura beach
more details and pix to follow.
had fun…but so good to be back home with the merry pupsters!