Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hot Squirrel

Very hot in day in Texas makes squirrels look for relief.

Baby Cardinals 2012

Found a nest full of eggs one spring morning.  Next morning 3 of the eggs had hatched. Amazing these ugly little things would evolve into beautiful Cardinals. I was very careful not to get too close and leave my scent behind.
I watched from afar until all the babies left the nest.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Jackass Rabbits

This is a Texas Jackrabbit.
Jackrabbits are actually hares, not rabbits. Hares are larger than rabbits, and they typically have taller hind legs and longer ears. Jackrabbits were named for their ears, which initially caused some people to refer to them as "jackass rabbits." The writer Mark Twain brought this name to fame by using it in his book of western adventure, Roughing It. The name was later shortened to jackrabbit.

There are five species of jackrabbits, all found in central and western North America. They are speedy animals capable of reaching 40 miles (64 kilometers) an hour, and their powerful hind legs can propel them on leaps of more than ten feet (three meters). They use these leaps and a zigzag running style to evade their many predators.

Just sharing some of my backyard.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Driftwood Horses
The artist is Heather Jansch who is also a genius!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bambi and Thumper

Tanja Askani is a genius. These photos were shared with me, so I share with you.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Pearl Diving Kitten

This is Pearl. She has an ICE fetish and will wade in the water to catch her prize.

She gets her ice occasionally ...