Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm Still Here!

I know, it's been a month and a half since my last post. Blame Facebook! I spend most of my computer time on there.
The top picture is a mama and juvenile Cedar Waxwing. First and last time I have ever seen one. I had to check my book to figure out what they were.
The baby was positively adorable! I came out my back door with my camera because I saw mama flying up into my cherry tree. By the time I got out the door, she flew off, but I looked down and saw the baby on my wood pile. He never moved when I walked past. He just watched me the entire time I was out there. I took several pictures of him from different angles, then I went over and sat in the grass by the bird bath, which was about 10 feet from the baby. I talked to him the entire time and took pictures. He started chirping at mama, but while he was talking to her, he had jumped down off the wood pile and hopped clear over to me. He even let me pet him and feed him ants! I thought that was just so cool!
they say that if a human touches a baby bird, that mama will abandon it. I had proof that it isn't true.
These pictures loaded backwards! The top pic of mama and the baby should have been last.
This one should have been first! After I fed the baby, mama landed about 20 feet from us and called the baby over to her. She was feeding him, which is my proof that they don't abandon their young after human interaction.
These flowers are on the side of my garage, but I have no idea what they are called. There are a ton of bees on them all the time!
This is one of the flowers in my so-called butterfly garden. I don't think the butterflies know it, though.
This adorable little mouse was wandering around in the field at Smith Field during D.A.R.E Fair, about 3 weeks ago. The helicopter, Samaritan, was landing for people to go and look at. I was on my way out there, but got sidetracked by this mouse. I chased him all over the place trying to get pictures of him. I even caused other people to get sidetracked by him! He was a bigger hit than the Samaritan! LOL
I did manage to catch him by the tail, but never actually held him, because I didn't want to get bitten.
He was just so adorable! Funny thing is, he wasn't running around, he was hopping like a little kangaroo! That's how he got my attention.
This is just one of the squirrels in my cherry tree in the back yard.
An elk at the elk farm out in Eaton, Indiana. I have posted pictures from here before. I had gone out on a photo safari with Tank (Gary Cole). He took me out to where they have seen a friendly deer several times, but, unfortunately, he wasn't there this time.
I shot this bee and thistle back along the trail where we went to try to find the deer. The trail winds around his friend's property and back to the Mississinewa River. Very quiet and relaxing, but it was very hot and humid that evening.
This tree was also along the path. Check out the mushrooms growing inside the hollowed trunk!
This is once we got back to the river. I went down and walked out on a little sandbar. The river wasn't very deep at this point. In the spring, it will usually overflow it's banks.
This little frog was back there too. He was sitting where they sometimes have bond fires.
This was on the path as well. A beautiful butterfly on a thistle. This picture is the colored pencil filter on Photoshop.
I really should just start posting a picture a day, like a lot of people do on here. At least I would be more apt to stay with it.
I'm still looking for work. I had an interview last Wednesday at the Dollar General Distribution Center, but I'm sure I didn't get the job. I called today and the receptionist told me that if you are chosen, you are contacted immediately, and I wasn't contacted yet, so I keep looking! I've already had to get some of my mother's money from Lyle, and I'm afraid I'm gonna have to do it again. It is my money, but he has a knack for making me feel small for having to use it. I just wish he would take his 25% of it and turn it over to me. It's mine anyway! Oh well, whatever!
Gonna get off here for now. Take a shower and go to bed.
Love Ya


Lydia said...

So weird, I thought of you strongly this morning and hoped you were doing well. These marvelous photos are proof that your are! Honestly, you have such a natural talent for nature photography. Mother Nature loves you, Lisa!
I really like your new portrait shot. Cute hair!

Susie said...

Hey Lisa, So glad to see you back online. Lovely pictures as usual. Neat story about the baby bird. They are so adorable.

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Great Pictures! I love cedar waxwings. the first time we moved here was the first time I saw them as well. They LOVE the berry bush by the local burger king

GMG said...

Hi Lisa! Great to see you back posting. And with another excellent post!! Loved the pictures.

Sorry for the long absence, but after one year work, I got my official week off and, as always, the week before was terrible and the return awful... ;). Furthermore, there was 09.09.09, which for me was a bit depressing, as I entered a Club 60 I would prefer to postpone the joining... ;))

Blogtrotter is now in Turkey. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

I still think you should think about selling limited edition prints on e-bay: your photos are simply excellent.

Best of luck - if he's being awkward and getting you down then can't you just go through legal routes and make him miserable back?

I really hope things get better for you soon xx

ArleneWKW said...

I love all of them and especially enjoyed your adventure with the mom and baby Cedar Wax Wing. I'm also impressed that you know the name of these birds.

I know what you mean about limiting your pictures to one a day. One of the reasons my posts are so few and far between is that I spend an inordinate amount of time writing each of them.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lisa: That Cedar Waxwing with baby was so neat. I think you got a toad in the ashes. They seem to like those areas.