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Animals

Photo #1584

Outdoor Shower Visitor

Really, how great are outdoor showers after a hot, sandy day at the beach?!?  Down on Tybee Island in Georgia, our rental cottage last June was quite awesome, and it included a nice outdoor shower with saloon-style doors that even Nolan enjoyed.  One day, as Heather was de-sanding herself, this little green fella gave her quite a surprise.  He was comfortably clinging to the shower-side of the one saloon door, and after our showers and a few photos (he let me get rather close for this shot), he moved around a bit before disappearing later that day.


Photo #1576 – 02.19.14

Leggs and Nolan, 14 Weeks

Nolan likes taunting Leggs…and Leggs mostly tries to avoid Nolan if he can.  But once in a while, Leggs will get cozy with Nolan, especially if he is on a blanket that he wants to lay on.  That’s what Leggs did back in July as we were taking some photos at Nolan’s 14 week mark, and they both smiled (kind of) for the camera while chillin’ on the sheep blanket.

I’m sure Leggs cannot wait for Nolan to become even more mobile than he already is!


Photo #1575 – 02.15.14

Thoughts of Spring and Butterflies

Well, it’s snowing here at home, which seems to be nothing new this winter.  We’re at about 3 inches…on top of 13 inches from a couple days ago…on top of however much from the past month!  So while I do enjoy winter and the snow, I wouldn’t mind seeing spring and summer come a bit quicker.  So here’s a lovely butterfly photo from last year to help anyone else suffering from too much winter.  It was taken at the New Jersey Botanical Garden in Ringwood State Park where there were so many cool flowers and plants.  It was my first time there, and it was a cool place to explore, so check it out this spring/summer if you’ve never been there before!

And yes, I only posted one photo in January…hopefully I can do at least two this month!  Slowly but surely…


Photo #1570 – 03.04.13

Bird…on Carpeted Stairs?

So it turns out I don’t have a whole lot of bird photos.  I enjoy watching birds and listening to them, but I really haven’t explored bird photography in depth yet.  With that being said, here is a not-great-but-kind-of-interesting bird photo that I took a few years ago.  On some carpeted steps in our apartment building, I happened to spot a little bird that must have found his way inside (probably those neighbors that always propped the back door open…).  I got a photo while he was sitting on the stairs, but he soon starting flying into the big windows all around.  I opened up the doors on either end of the building, and luckily, the bird finally found his way out.

Hopefully the next bird photos I post will have more of a natural setting!


Photo #1548 – 02.10.13

4 Cool Yukon Pups

From left to right, this is Luka, Karma (in back), Tatra, and Tagish Charlie.  The owners of the cabin in which we stayed for much of our time in the Yukon had their own cool cabin nearby along with plenty of wilderness all around, and these dogs had a good old time exploring and protecting the home.  I believe I took this photo at a time that the owners were away, so that’s why they were in their fenced-in area.  Luka, the big while fluffball on the left, was crazy protective and barked at us like crazy.  The other three were fun and playful, and they all were just another component of an awesome Yukon experience.


Photo #1531 – 01.24.13

A Few Bobolink Cows

A Few Bobolink Cows

Cows are cool, and these cows on a farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey were no exception.  This one definitely had some interesting coloration going on.  Heather and I visited Bobolink Farm last March, and we not only got to have fun with cows, but we got to do some cheese and bread tasting (everything was quite delicious!).  The farm was great, and the owners were really nice, so if you are ever in the area, stop by for a fun time (www.cowsoutside.com).


Photo #1513 – 01.06.13

Greenish Rock in the Pond…with Eyes…

Greenish Rock in the Pond...with Eyes...

I would say this frog is doing a pretty good job of blending in with the surrounding rocks in this little pond…aside from the green coloring and little eye bumps.  But if you were just walking by and not paying close attention, it would certainly be pretty easy to pass right by this little guy without noticing.