Awaiting Its Mate

May 31, 2017 - The male perched and carefully watched over its mate while she was feeding on the ground under the feeders. The loyalty...
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Foggy Start

May 30, 2017 - This is what you get when the fog starts to burn off.
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The Good Life

May 29, 2017 - Like I said, now that the weather has gotten better we all get to spend more time on the deck. This is what I call "livi...
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Outlined

May 29, 2017 - No telling what today will bring in terms of weather. Right now we have clouds, fog and possible rain.
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Splish Splash

May 28, 2017 - Seems like morning is bath time for everyone around here.
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The High Ground

May 27, 2017 - Makes you wonder if this goose knows something we don't -- like it's going to rain so hard we should start building an a...
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End of Playtime

May 26, 2017 - Met some new friends who brought me a new toy. I've been working on it to get it to stop squeaking. It's a tough job, bu...
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Jade Tree

May 26, 2017 - We have several of these gracing the lake. When there's a break in the weather, the real beauty of springtime shows thro...
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Crashed

May 25, 2017 - I was soooo tired. Been running with the big dogs at the park today and just couldn't wait to take a nap.
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Love Is in the Air

May 24, 2017 - Spring has arrived and the mating season has begun.
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Gardenias

May 24, 2017 - Didn't have to travel far to capture this shot; it's right outside the library window. I could get lazy if the photo opp...
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Doe's Whiskers

May 23, 2017 - It was a staredown-standoff. I kept the camera focused on the doe and she never wavered -- from less than 25 feet.
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Breaking Dawn

May 23, 2017 - Another foggy start to the day. THat's what happens when temperatures in the am are just above freezing and the lake alr...
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My People

May 22, 2017 - This is me with my Uncle Jim. I can tell he's a dog lover too!
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Making Waves

May 22, 2017 - Just before this scenario, this mallard couple was enjoying some quiet time together cleaning up the fallen seed under t...
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Air Drying

May 21, 2017 - After a thorough bath air drying is good before an attempted takeoff.
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Bath Time

May 20, 2017 - The geese follow the swan's example of a morning bath.
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Morning Warning

May 19, 2017 - If I saw this over the ocean, I would be cautious going out on the water. Here, I'm not so sure.
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Backward Glance

May 18, 2017 - Waiting for the opportune moment to dive at the bird feeders while screeching and chasing all the other birds away. That...
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In Process

May 18, 2017 - The red bud jades are in different stages of bloom. Hard to decide what to photograph first to try and capture it all es...
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Breakfast Time

May 17, 2017 - They're baaaaaack!!!!! I just commented the other day that we haven't seen the deer in over a week.
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Chipmunk Carry

May 17, 2017 - This is the indoor practice field for thinning out the chipmunk population. I've been hired by one of the neighbors in c...
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Flowering Jade Tree

May 16, 2017 - The many varieties of jade trees in the neighborhood make for a scenic drive right here. Too bad it's a short season....
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Snack Time

May 15, 2017 - They think it's all about dental health. I say it's all about the taste.
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Early to Rise

May 15, 2017 - Looks like it could be a glorious day. Maybe spring is here.
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Flowering Jade Tree 1

May 14, 2017 - More jade trees in bloom. The neighborhood is a blast of color.
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Soccer Time

May 13, 2017 - A new toy that needs to be tamed. Especially;;y as it makes all kinds of strange noises when it's moving.
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The Drifter

May 13, 2017 - Right after the last skim ice melted the ducks started showing up and spending the day.
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Welcome to Morris Lake

May 12, 2017 - The family's first outing on our lake. Like last year, there are five cygnets and we got to watch two of them grow into...
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Red Bud

May 12, 2017 - Spring finally has arrived and the flowering trees have burst into color.
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Sharing A Meal

May 11, 2017 - And you thought blue jays were just loud and mean.
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Azalea Blossoms

May 11, 2017 - Rushed out between rain showers/downpours to try and capture the spring beauty around our property.
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The Terminator

May 10, 2017 - After tossing around this toy, I decided it was time to "terminate" this session.
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Hanging Tough

May 10, 2017 - This blue jay was having a feeding frenzy of his own while keeping all the other birds away with its screeching every ti...
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Reappearance

May 09, 2017 - The rain stopped, the sun came out and so did the wildlife.
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American Goldfinches

May 09, 2017 - Now they are coming in pairs. That's a male -- bright yellow -- and a female -- olive yellow. They often are referred to...
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On the Deck Again

May 08, 2017 - WOW. The weather finally has gotten warm and sunny. Now we get to spend more time outside, and the deck is a great place...
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Spring Arrival

May 08, 2017 - The spring feeders are up, one of which had food specifically for the finches. Guess it works as this American Goldfinch...
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In the Spotlight

May 07, 2017 - With the limited amount of sunshine lately, this was a great opportunity to highlight this weeping willow tree across th...
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Eat and Run or Fly

May 07, 2017 - After a long meal, having had the feeder all to itself, this Blue Jay is prepared to take off and harass some other bird...
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Bonding

May 06, 2017 - Mannie also has bonded with "Mom". He just plain loves to ve with his people and to cuddle.
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Opposing Views

May 06, 2017 - Looks like the blackbird was advising the starling to move on to another feeder.
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Safe Haven

May 05, 2017 - Mannie is very much unlike many Westies who demonstrate their independent nature by sitting just out of reach. Mannie is...
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Can I Come In?

May 05, 2017 - "Woody" doesn't know it, but he's knocking in the wrong place. Hopefully, he won't drill a hole through the roof.
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Breaking Out

May 04, 2017 - almost ready to burst open in a blaze of color.
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New Setup

May 04, 2017 - This is the new feeder array for spring. The wren house is covered in peanut butter and bird seed. Let's see who takes o...
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First Kill -1

May 03, 2017 - Just to prove he hasn't lost his inbred instinct to route out vermin, Mannie showed us what he can do quickly with a stu...
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Another new Arrival

May 03, 2017 - Looks like this muskrat has taken up residence right in front of our condo. Could make for some interesting reaction fro...
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Narcissus

May 02, 2017 - Took a chance last fall and planted these in the wetland behind our home. I read somewhere that these are not high on th...
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New Arrival

May 02, 2017 - This season, the variety of small birds and waterfowl has increased significantly much to my surprise and pleasure. This...
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And My Name Is

May 01, 2017 - After several weeks of being called a variety of names from Mannie to Manolo to Good Boy, I asked for a vote among Famil...
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Cocky

May 01, 2017 - As they say, "There's always one in the crowd". Now the challenge is on. This is the only squirrel that has managed to c...
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