Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kindred spirit

The box turtle.  If I were to ever be turned into the animal that best represents me, there is a good chance it would be a box turtle.  It's so easy to retreat into the safety of the known.  I spent some time with this particular box turtle.  Shy at first, but then resumed the most important of daily chores, eating. 

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Macro Monday

I always end up with too many macro shots to chose from come each Monday.  It seems a lot of things I find beautiful are tiny.  Its all in the details for me.

Newman's Lake

I had never been to Newman's Lake.  It's just a quick drive for me.  Lots of people fishing around it.  I could hear lots of birds, but alas they were out of sight.  It's a nice place.  Loved the benches in the water.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Interpretative art.

This is how I feel today.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

(Note the leash on Willow that is lacking on the very young Ludo.  Even then he listened better than his sister.  Hounds... such wanderers.)
I was browsing through some old photos and came across Ludo's first time at the beach.  He must have been around 12wks old in these pics.  Once Dad got him in the water he realized it was all fun and games, but it took some coaching.  The last photo is him chewing on the outer shell of a horseshoe crab.  It was a good day.  I know he is a big boy (133lbs) now, but I guess I will always think of him like this, just a pup.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby gator

Sweet lil' fella.  I'm sure mama was around somewhere.  Mama gators are actually very good parents.  Not only do they hang around the nest site and protect the small babies, they will even come when the little ones yell for help.  Furthermore, mamas will gently carry their hatchlings in their mouths down to the water.  And we dare call them "cold-hearted."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Just like his Daddy, Ludo is a serious sleeper.  Ludo wouldn't let us take down his "puppy" crate, so now I get to have this monstrous thing in my dinning room forever.  Oh well.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My friend

This little moth was really attracted to my foot for some reason.  I didn't mind, it kind of tickled. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Warning... snake ahead!

Little corn snake.  He was fierce.  I was almost thinking about being scared.  

Monday, July 13, 2009

Macro Monday

Peek-a-boo, I see you.
I thought I would sneak another macro shot in this week.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Playing with the water hose is the "fun time" before the "bath time."  Ludo loves playing in the water.  Some may ask, "where's Willow?"  She's hiding on the porch, hoping we forgot about her. Trust me she got her bath and she was only mad at me for about an hour or so.  Fair trade off.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I make it no secret that I adore the creepy crawlers of the world.  The weirder the better.  They seem like perfect little creatures to me.  So intricately fitted into their niches.  We should pay more attention to them, we could learn volumes.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More of Ravine State Park

Monument at the entrance of the park
Covered walkway
One of many sets of stairs within the park

Ravine State Park

Suspension bridge
Small bridge over pond
View of another suspension bridge

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

Only one of these cuties belongs to me.  My husband is cuddling Allora.  She is a dear friend's little diva.  I love going over to her house to play with her little "monkeys", because it's such a change from my babies.  I think Allora could fit inside Ludo's mouth.  One of these days I will have a lap dog that actually fits in my lap.