We moved to North Carolina a year ago, and I have enjoyed watching the squirrels and some new breeds of birds that I have not seen in Texas. We did have the cardinals in San Antonio, however, the dog that lives in our home there scares most little creatures of any type. I have been photographing more birds these days, since we are in the middle of farmland and not much else. Looking forward to spring flowers and a trip back home.
This kitty came in to our lives 6 months after we lost our TaiBo, another oriental shorthair. The oriental breed of cat is is beautiful, smart, fun, sociable and does not shed. We had never suffered such loss over any other animal before, well, except for a parrot, and this boy has given our lives a spark again. He has a big fluffy bed, which is now the toy box and he prefers to sleep in the coke box as he watches the birds and squirrels from our North Carolina home. I would highly recommend this breed of cat for anyone looking. Adoption is always the best first option.
I am looking forward to spring, full of bluebonnets, snapdragons, daisies, roses and the rest of those things that bloom when the sun comes out and we get a bit of rain. RAIN in Texas is the key...without it, our flowers don't do so well. It has been a cold winter here for this state, so bluebonnets got a good freeze which is healthy for them. We have not however, had much moisture which can be a problem if it doesn't hurry along. C'mon, RAIN.
I have not posted for a while since I have been moving about the country. We are getting ready for a move to North Carolina. Since it is February, I though it fitting to post this cactus with a heart shape in the middle. Happy Valentine's Day.
The Androscoggin River winds along Route 16 in northeastern New Hampshire. It is the home of large moose, deer, loon, duck, raccoons, weasel and has some of the greatest fly fishing anywhere. At the end of the day, the river is like a mirror reflecting everything beautiful around it.
We had an unexpected visitor to the cabin this year. Black bears are numerous in New Hampshire. A few had been seen last year here and there, however, I did not expect this one to show up in the yard. He/she was a youngster that showed up at night and we made noise to frighten him away, only to have him return at 5:00 am which is when this shot was taken. With a few louder noises he took off again.
Love it here.
I enjoyed this mockingbird with the great personality. He did not seem to mind that I was so close, he just kept on posing and twittering away while sitting on the cactus. This bird flew off a couple times and then came back to have a staring contest. He won.