Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today in Pictures



We had some dramatic weather yesterday, which almost always leads to some dramatic sunsets.  Like the one tonight...



Our very rare two-headed lamb was spotted in the north paddock this evening as I made my rounds.


All the sheep, including Crazy Phoebe, insisted on confronting the shepherd head-on tonight.  And she looks kind of put out about something.  There's no telling what goes on in that little sheepy brain.


It's been a while since our big ol' hoot owl hung out where I could see him.  I had to push the limits of my camera's lens, because he's a little shy and won't let me get close at all.


In fact, I barely got the camera to focus on the giant bird before he was going...


Going...


Gone.


Earlier today we were paid a visit by another very large bird - a blue heron - who came to fish in our swollen creek.


Swollen and rushing past.  Though it overflowed its bounds, it never got up to the point that I was concerned.  The chorus frogs came out to sing, and added to the warm spring sound of the moving water.


I tried to catch this male Cardinal who was sitting on a branch outside my office window.
Arg.  Timing is everything.


3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:36 PM

    always love a 'today in pictures' from you and/or Susan at JMF... that's some big owl. I have one in my neighborhood but have never laid eyes one 'em...

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  2. I've seen a million "still" shots of cardinals...boring...I like yours better!

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    1. Thanks, Joelle - I kinda like it, too... ;-)

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