Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cat Nap

Well, after having a drink on a hot afternoon, Rusty (as I've named him)
takes a little cat nap in the lower backyard.
He likes coming here but is pretty shy about humans and could care less about all of the birds at the feeder.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Carl Faberge's 166th Birthday

Today's Google Logo
Celebrating Carl Faberge's 166th Birthday!

NM Bill, thanks for the reminder...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beating The Heat

One of a couple of cats that pass through the yard now and then stops to take a drink out of my "homemade" bird bath.
Temperature here broke a record Monday with a high of 92 degrees!

I'm not sure if he's thanking me for the water or wondering where the Friskies are to go with his drink.
See ya next time...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day


Soldiers And Sailors Monument. Cleveland, Ohio.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Smoke from the wildfires in Silver City, New Mexico, a couple hours west of Las Cruces,
color the sky dramatically.
This surreal sunset was captured by Anonymous, NM Bill!
Reminds me of Jupiter.
(Makes fabulous wallpaper!)

To see more photos of the sky around the world visit here.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grackle Cackle!

"I rushed to the window to see what was the matter..."
Alas, two Grackles were fighting over a poor unlucky sparrow that became dinner for the 
stronger of the blackbirds!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ghost Dog!

Anonymous, NM Bill captured this apparition of one of his dogs.
He'll have to give us more information about how this image appeared.
"Mama don't take my Kodachrome..."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Annular Eclipse

This photo in from Anonymous, NM Bill of the annular eclipse.
Taken from his front porch! Wowsers!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Say Ahhh...

Must have got some bad medicine at the Doc's office.
Put your tongue back in your mouth!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Backyard Bird Watch VII Waiting

It's busy at the feed station. Mr. Grackle awaits his turn in a neutral corner.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Backyard Bird Watch VI Or: Wrong Way Corrigan

I watched this tiny wren try to get that twig through the hole over and over again.
It's about 7-inches long. She dropped it a number of times.
It reminded me of the old carpenter joke where he tries to get through the door with a piece of lumber on his shoulder!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Backyard Bird Watch V

I swear, the Blue Jay is handicapping nuts.
He'll pick up two or three and drop them.

Then, he finds one he likes and takes off to enjoy his meal in private.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Backyard Bird Watch IV

It seems like everyday, the run of the mill birds show up on schedule 
while occasionally a new bird stops by.
This cutie is a Gray Catbird. All gray with a black cap and a rust colored exhaust pipe!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Team Spin

Every Wednesday around 6:00 PM cyclists from Spin Cycles in Lakewood make a run out to Westlake and back
along Hilliard Road.
It's quite a sight to see all the bright colors and shiny bikes speeding by ever so silently.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rabbit Herd

A remarkable illusion sent in by Anonymous NM Bill.
The way the light hits the brush just right you can make out a herd of rabbits!
Or wait, maybe those really are rabbits?
Nice shot, Bill.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vanity Plate

Not just a suggestion. He really means it!
When the light changed, this guy pulled into the intersection way over to the right and stopped.
He waited until I went around him.

That's the entrance to the Valley. I was all the way down to the river when he finally made it to the top of the entrance!