Frogs! Spring’s definitely here when the tadpoles start hatching and you see the occasional frog in the mud puddle, despite this decidedly spring-like weather that seems to be plaguing Oregon and Washington lately.
I didn’t just see one frog, but two!
A couple of weeks back when I was out at the barn doing my evening chores, I saw a brown and green frog in the puddle, but by the time I returned in a couple of minutes withe the camera, he was gone.
This one kept insisting on climbing up on my thumb, so I let it have its way…
Thinking no one can see him. Either this frog is oblivious, or that fly is pretty stupid.
Wow, I think this is the hardest challenge Ed has ever given us, at least for me. Only two pictures! I’ve taken so many photos during the year, and I have so many favorites! Due to the virus the computer got on Christmas Eve, all the pictures taken before that were on disc, so I didn’t have time to go through all of them, so I finally settled on these two, both from late in the year.
This probably one of my favorites of all the frosty barb wire that I’ve taken. It’s the desktop background, too!
I love love love this one. It’s one thing to get a really good picture of one hawk, but two, the other one swooping past, is pretty rare for a amateur photographer.
Macro Monday time again! Food and trees with super wicked thorns make an interesting mix, but what the heck?
This is the common Hawthorn tree. Their berries turn the most beautiful shades of red and black as they get ripe. A little history: the fruit, called a haw is used to make jelly, jam, wine, syrups, and add flavor to brandy.
The plum/peach pie that Mom made yesterday.
Well, not literally, I mostly ride bareback. But that’s beside the point. I’m back in the blogging saddle for awhile. I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I was posting semi-regularly!
With one and a half hay fields left to finish, I should be posting pretty regularly until it’s time to go out and actually pick up all the bales and put them in the barn. With this triple-digit heat wave passing through for the next few days, it’s certainly good hay drying weather, but not so good for us humans! It’s stay in the shade all day and then come out at night like the deer and work.
Bull Thistle, Cirsium Vulgare
A new idea from Ed for those of us who are looking for another challenge to shoot. It’s a great idea, Ed! I’m looking forward to seeing what everybody as posted pictures of.
Dewy Green Arrow peas.
This guy looks like he’s had a rough time – I wonder how much the tear in his wing would affect his flight? I didn’t even notice the bumble bee on the other flower until I was cropping the picture!
This is straight out of the camera, despite the enhanced look…actually, all of them are SOOC. I love the color on this one.
This week’s assignment as been fun and a bit, well, challenging! It’s all in getting your subject to hold still for more than ten seconds…
Sylvester the cat.
One of our resident Siamese cats.
A calf we named Ty, after Ty Murray - the bullrider
Melvin's right eye.