More of my world in Pictures

So, put together a guest post for Snoskred today, and all that was asked of me to do was put together a few pictures. I got carried away and wound up with 23 pictures to post – not the three or four which would be signified by a few.

The guest post will be published in a couple of weeks, and the pictures I have in there are definitely some of my favorites, but this is a lot more of the fauna (and some flora) which I find in my area; some of these you’ll have seen in my walks before, but most of these pictures are here for the first time. πŸ™‚

A lot of these animals are around for the full year, however, there are some things (like the trees and flowers) which are seasonal. As always, you can click on the pic for a larger view. πŸ˜‰

Fauna

This is, in no particular order, some of the animals that I encounter during my walks. Some I come around more often than others.

Horses

1st horse

I’ve shown off these horses in the past; in this case, I caught this fella by itself in the middle of a field. He (or she) was just out there perusing the high grass that is common around here in early August.
2nd Horse

The day before taking that first picture, I caught this group also enjoying some grass in another field. Generally, they don’t really care much about me being there, though I have had them shadow me down in their field a couple of times. πŸ˜‰

Rabbits

Rabbit 1

An animal that is very common throughout most of the year is the rabbit; this one happens to be hopping across the grass in May of 2006.
Rabbit 2

This fella was part of a group that was passing through the yard in July of 2005, somewhere near the tracks, obviously πŸ˜‰
Rabbit 3

If you’ve been following my walks, then you’ll have seen this rabbit when I first posted it, but the quick story on it is that I saw it passing through in front of me, so I took a picture. πŸ™‚

Deer

Deer 1

Another re-post from a walk, this deer was seen in the field while I was walking. It gave me a bit of a stir when it came around, I have to say. πŸ˜‰
Deer 2

This deer was spotted about 30 metres away from our house in June of 2005, I got 2 shots off just as it was galloping away.

Birds

Yellow bird

I’m not exactly sure what kind of bird this is, but all I know is that I got it as it was flying away from the tree branch (I had a pic of it on the branch, but it was out of focus).
Birdbaths

These guys were bathing themselves in a makeshift birdbath last year sometime. πŸ™‚
A Hawk

Recently, we’ve been inundated by hawks, this fella was perched on top of a pine tree, about 10m above the ground.
Nested

I caught these little babes sleeping when their mom was away getting food for them last year.

Insects

Just a note, a couple of the pics here may seem a bit scary; remember that I have a zoom lens and know how to use it, for the most part. πŸ˜‰

Butterfly, Still at compression level 15…

You may have seen this picture recently, but I just love it; the Bees and the Butterflies on a flower πŸ™‚
Is it a Grasshopper or cricket?

I’m not 100% sure, but I think this is a grasshopper; it may be a cricket though…
A Spider.

I’ve resized this pretty small, but you can get the idea. It’s a spider, with quite the intricate web that it’s woven.

Squirrels

Another animal that has come into the area quite recently are squirrels – thanks to development, mostly…

They can fly, I saw it today. Though the flight was limited to between 2 trees…

From last week, this is another picture of one of the squirrels that I saw on a walk then. I have to say that this picture is better than the one that I posted then. πŸ˜‰

Cows

Anyone who knows anything about my state is that we have the best cheese and milk in the country. So, why is it I didn’t mention cows until now? I forgot to grab pictures of them until I started to write this! How silly am I? As it turns out, I don’t have as many pictures of cows as I thought I did! It’s either that, or I just was looking too quickly… πŸ˜‰

Moo!

These cows were photographed from the car going at around 60km/h or so. They are about 1m from the side of the road (and there is no shoulder on this road).
Moo!

These cows aren’t too far from the other group, but they’re a source of some controversy, but that is just too gross to talk about here πŸ˜‰

Flora

Lastly, a couple photos of some flowers and trees πŸ™‚

Rainy flowers

I showed these last couple of photos off in my walks, but this first one was alongside the road, with some drips of water on the petals.
See the little web?

This shot was taken in August, just after some rain ended, and the water was beading up on the pine trees.

As I write this, I have to say that I am still getting a good laugh at how I totally went overboard (in a good way, I did find some cool pictures to post πŸ˜‰ ) on this.

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