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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


I want to wish everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving! Even if you're not living in the US, please take a moment and remember the people and things you are thankful for. It can't hurt, right?

The photo above is another of Jan's sister-in-law's "pet" turkey. (See Christmas Turkey) This guy just showed up at their house and literally took over. He was never very happy to see most visitors, including me!

"Tom" has since moved to another family's home I understand. I wish him well.

'Til next time,
All the Best!

Mike Z

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Butterfly at the Ranch


The weather had turned cool last weekend, but the butterflies were still out and about around the fire bush by my mother-in-law's house. This Gulf Fritillary and a pipevine swallowtail were busy, gathering what they could while the sun was high.


 
I had to get low to shoot the underside of the butterfly's wings.

I hope you have a great week. Come by often, I am starting to get more photos up for you.

Best regards,
Mike Z

Sunday, November 21, 2010

More wildlife photos from Big Bend


I believe this magnificent fellow is a sharp-shinned hawk.

I've been working on these photos off an on for a few weeks now, and I guess they're as good as they are going to get. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!


This bull snake was at the side of the road, and looked like it couldn't make up it's mind what to do. It was alive I know because I saw its' tongue flicking every few minutes. But it never moved.


I wish I could have gotten a better photo of this beautiful bobcat. I feel very fortunate to have even seen one! It was in the park under a tree, and seemed comfortable as we stopped the car and shot photo after photo. Then it moved on...


This Mexican Jay was one we saw on during the May Big Bend trip. I just liked it so I added it to this post.

I am glad you visited the Memories. I have some more photos that will be going up in a few days. 'Til next time, All the Best,

Mike Z