once in a blue moon...you just might see a blue moon.
i thought i should probably save this for a 'friday's fringe' morph picture...
but i didn't want to wait that long.
here's the original. taken last night, 8.31.12 at 8:55pm
(i DID give a wink to Neil A.)
|plumbago blooming in yard!!|
last weekend was kind of crazy. and a little heart-thumping.
sam looked out the back door and saw milo in a stand-off with a snake.
we have lots of snakes around here, but this was the first time i'd seen a
Diamondback Rattler this close to home.
this big. and in the yard.
milo and the rattler standing their ground.
without getting too close...sam got rid of the rattler and scared milo away.
she's such a brave...and hard headed...cat.
no matter how many times i tell her...
"stay away from the snakes with the big triangular heads!!"
it go in one ear, and out the other!
it's nice to have that zoom option on your camera.
of course after seeing this big fat rattler...i'm a little more leery of wandering in the woods out back.
from now on i'll always wear my boots! and carry a big stick.
|gardenia blooming in yard! yummy scent!|
last weekend, before the milo & snake thing...
sam and i rode the 4-wheeler across the street, into the field.
no special reason...just to feel the breeze and explore.
sometimes i find bones. not this trip though.
the 'mud pit' had water in it due to all the recent rain.
this is the first time i've seen a Little Blue Heron!!
(right? you birders out there...is my ID correct?)
we were half expecting to see another Rattler over there, but we didn't.
there were so many dragonflies...some were BRIGHT red!!
unfortunately...they were just way too fast...by the time i zoomed in...poof! gone!
but i did get one of the dragonflies in another part of the field.
away from the water...where they don't dart around so fast.
on our way back home...a grasshopper doing stretches in the vines along the trail (see his back leg?)
a Red-Spotted Purple on the old hummer feeder.
and a Red-shouldered Hawk...hanging out in a tree.
if you're lucky enough to have monday off...for Labor Day...have a relaxing time!
and if you're working...well, i hope your work hours go quick...and your off hours, slow!
thanks for stopping by!
stay cool. be safe.