Sunday, June 19, 2011


The intense heat brought out this dragonfly, perched atop the plants in my newly landscaped front yard.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


This very tiny cardinal was having his first flying lesson near my fence. Unfortunately, his brother (or sister) attracted Emmi's attention before I saw him and he did not survive the encounter. This little guy was also hopping around in my backyard the next day (I had to keep Emmi inside all day)

Friday, May 13, 2011


From My Father's World

Practice makes perfect! Monday morning, I almost stepped on this little guy when I was pushing the trash can out to the street. He began squawking, I jumped and he flopped deeper into the grass! I guess the flying lessons were working because he was gone a few moments later.


From My Father's World

Mama bird was able to get these two little guys safely hidden away in some nearby bushes.