•January 21, 2016 • 1 Comment

This coyote stopped by the yard to get a drink from the pond. The dog went nuts barking at it.


•January 15, 2016 • 1 Comment

broad billed hummingbird

One Cold and Rainy Morning

•December 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The cold weather has made the hummingbird feeder very popular.

Turkey Vultures

•October 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Saw these guys sunning their wings this morning.

We have had a bit of a cold snap the last few days. The low this morning was 53F. Five Turkey Vultures were flying around, then later landed on the power poles to catch some of the morning sun.

They are huge birds. Very cool to look at.

Bird with Bug

•July 26, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Robber Fly

•July 18, 2015 • 3 Comments

This caught my attention while I was in the garden yesterday. At first I had no idea what it was. Looking closer I realized it was a robber fly eating a bee.

Robber flies are fierce predators which feed on other insects.

Guess what this is July 4, 2015

•July 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Every so often I post close up photo of something I have seen lately. I put that photo at the top of my post, I post the full photo of the last close up at the bottom of the post. Here is this weeks photo… Guess what this is!

The answer to the last post is…

Grill on on old car

You know you sometimes if you look at things to closely it is really hard to figure out what they are, but then again if you only look at things from a distance, you can miss the important and interesting details. It is also often easy to get swayed by what someone else thinks/guesses.

I have been categorizing these post under “Guess what this is” on


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