Tuesday, April 1, 2008

All Things Great and Small



"With all creatures I am in deep soul harmony. We are related - I feel it within my heart. And for that reason I love them. " Wilhelm Busch

What you will see on my blog will be mostly birds; but any living thing that pauses long enough when I am out with my camera becomes a model.






This photo is pretty marginal- but I wasn't about to get any closer!



I have a beautiful pond in my backyard, but I'm having it filled in - it's more than I can handle, and the local heron ate all these fish.





I have a hard time loving snakes...but this one was smiling at me, so I was down on my belly in the grass, nose to nose with a s----!

Turtle Dance!

Reminds me of the gingerbread man!

The wildest of them all!
Our little Emily, poodle extraordinaire.

22 comments:

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

All such beautiful shots, Birdlady!
But, aside from the 'pooch' my favorite is the skunk. Love the bl/wh contrast! They are all just incredible shots. What a very nice reminder, thanks!

The Birdlady said...

Well, thanks, Speedy! I won't have many chances to shoot a skunk, but I really didn't want to push my luck, so I stayed way far away!

Stacey Huston said...

Great shots, each and everyone, see you have lots of wildlife in your world too...:) I am a bit conserned for about the gator (croc?) though.. Again Great shots..

The Birdlady said...

Stacey - Alligator was in the Everglades in Feb. The vultures were not the least bit afraid - they acted for all the world as though they were teasing them. Thanks for looking.

Bird Girl said...

Hi Birdlady - an incredible series of the wildlife you've captured on film as well as in your heart! That first Doe/fawn panorama is one of the most tender and beautiful I have ever seen!!! And my all time favorite of yours - the four little chippies playing on the rocks. Wonderful post!

The Birdlady said...

hi bird girl - thank you, as always for your kind words. film??? i forget what that was! but they are on all sorts of hard drives, and DVDs and IN MY HEART!

Shellmo said...

I loved the variety of your photographs. The chipmunk family was especially heartwarming!
Shelley

jalynn01 said...

Hi Birdlady,
I love all your photographs! The bunny in the clover just looks like a greeting card to me and the raccoon playing peek a-boo in the tree. You got a funny shot of that turtle doing a little twister dance too. Nice series. Loved it!

The Birdlady said...

Shelley - thank you..i think that might have been those babies' first time out. They were pretty brave.

jalynn - actually both the bunny and the raccoon are on my greeting cards.
http://www.imagesofnature.smugmug.com/Photo%20Greeting%20Cards Thanks for looking.

brucesc said...

What a super post with all the animals you could see in your area. The gator was for April Fool's day, right?Wonderful photos every one!

Travis said...

Beautiful shots. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like your third shot of the raccoon. I will be stopping back. Very nice blog you have here.

John Theberge said...

Great bunch of shots, I especially liked the shot of the chipmunks, it would make a great print. Too bad you have to fill in your pond but I guess it would be a lot of work to maintain if you don't have the time. I was in the everglades a few years ago when a commorant caught a gar and an alligator tried going after it. I thought the gator was going after the fish but a ranger there said it was actually going after the bird. It hoped to catch it while it was discracted tring to swallow the fish.

Sandpiper said...

What a fantastic posting this is! Every shot is a winner! Beautiful, beautiful. Nice that you have so much wildlife there.

The Birdlady said...

Bruce, Travis, John, Sandpiper -
Thanks so much!

Becky said...

Your blog and photos just kock my eyeballs out! Wow! Wonderful.
I am glad i chanced upon your blog. I'll be back to visit.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I've found a wonderful kindred spirit and love blog to visit!!
your pictures are lovely
and you have some visitors I don't!!!

glad to find you
deena
in the Singing Woods

The Birdlady said...

Becky and Deena - Thank you for visiting my blog - I'll look forward to having you back, and to visiting your blogs as well.

Jotter Jan said...

Absolutely fantastic series...I'm awestruck!!!! Such a wonderful array of wildlife where you live and what a great job you did capturing it!!!!

The Birdlady said...

JJ - 3 am??!!! I guess double thanks are in order I couldn't even see anything at 3 AM. So - thank you, thank you. Now - take a nap.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Nicely done! My favorites are the chipmunks and the frog. :) I have added a link to your blog from my blog at http://www.natureatcloserange.com Your photography is excellent.

Naturegirl said...

Birdlady these photos touched the depths of my soul!! Absolutely
beautiful..the fawn the group of chippers..oh ..what a wonderful post!! Your quote is how I feel and I know you do too kindred spirit..sunkissed in Arizona NG

The Birdlady said...

Daniel - Thank you so much.

NG - I'm sure we have a lot in common...Thank you for the kind words. "Sunkissed in Arizona" Boy, I wish the sun would come out here and warm us up!