Sunday, July 4, 2010

Rain, Animals, Kitties and Mushrooms!

This photo below captures my favorite light of the very late day.  I wait for this light splash every evening and was thrilled when I was able to get deer, antelope and ducks in the shot!  The antelope seem to glow when this light hits.  The ducks barely made it into the photo.  The gray patches on the hill are cenizo, which hopefully will be blooming soon. We've had so much rain (over 6 inches in the last week!)  that I'm waiting for a good bloom.  Cenizo flowers turn the hill into purple patches.

Deer, Antelope, Ducks  

Every time we have nice consecutive rains, I get these wonderful mushrooms growing just outside of my studio.  The come up looking like a egg, then turn into a very dark flat shape. A bunch of them  are coming up!

...aside, and why the one above has the double fancy border, well, I have no idea!


Stella needs a pillow, and, this is often Clothilde.  Clothilde tolerates it well, although at times she does just go away and hide for some peace.  They are often intertwined like this:


Which progresses to:


I appreciate the feedback on my hummingbird, and the consensus seems to be the Black Chinned. Thank you to all who helped! 

hummingbird 1

Enjoy a very safe and Happy 4th, all of my US readers!

I'm hoping they'll be ready to get back to work soon.  Some of their holidays get very extended.


Happy 4th of July!

The beach chairs came out on Thursday, so I knew they were expecting a very long weekend. They do love holidays!

Enjoy a very safe and Happy 4th, all of my US readers!