Friday, April 18, 2014

Take time to hunt down your peoples and spend some time with them. I like to play with my humans and harass my sister Gracie.

Take time to smell the flowers. In other words, enjoy life and do not let the harried world get you down!

Take time for yourself or you will end up utterly crazy! In fact, demand it! I do go crazy if I do not get what I need. After all, my humans call me 'that wild thang' for this very reason.

Take time to say that is enough. I am out of here!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Why Unphotographable? As explained years ago, I took it one step further and included moments in time remembered with such clarity and refuse to be forgotten. I thought it would be a excellent way to practice and stretch my writing abilities.

This is a picture I did not take of a dark gray cat lying flat as she can be amongst the Phloxes (wildflowers) intensely watching a hummingbird drinking nectar from an Indian Paintbrush.

{Witnessed and written in March 2014}
This is a memory forever engraved on my mind standing frozen with closed eyes while a pair of swallows circled so closely around me, feeling the brush of wings and hearing a tiny single squeak.

{Experienced and written on April 3rd 2014. This was a scary awesome blessing. }

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gracie is having issues with allergies of late and I have been vigilantly checking her hind paws for missing nail caps because if I do not, she will destroy her face. In case you do not know, she scratches herself violently and viciously creating a bloody mess. She does not seem to know to do it gently. As a result, I decided to use nail caps on her hind feet. This was quite some time ago and it has been very effective.

We have been checking her paws every night before we go to bed. One particular morning, I noticed she was missing a cap and decided to take matters into my own hands. I usually have Dan's help with putting on the caps; but, this time I was on my own. I thought I could do it alone.

Right. < with reeking sarcasm >

(Please ignore the ugly thumb, dry cuticles and whatnot.)

It did not help that Gracie fussed and gave me grief while trying to put it on her. As a result, I managed to get the cap glued to me! I was pretty disgusted and decided to wait until Dan got home from work. In the meantime, I prayed that she would not harm herself. (She did a little). I used nail polish remover to get this stupid thing off of me.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I have been using my long lens of late. Maybe I should start having a "Long Tuesdays"; but, that sounds awful. And besides, Tuesdays were (and still is) dedicated to DIY/Crafting/Sewing genre around here. I just have not had time to do much along these lines. So, I have been posting whatever I feel like posting until things get back to normal around here.

We have had many birds visit our feeders and rain barrel (which is a bird bath when full) this spring. They make such a chatter and fuss at the cats. Most of the birds do not mind my presence; but, the cats make them nervous.

I saw these Red Winged Blackbirds through the window of the kitchen door. I took these pictures through the window. I have since tried taking pictures outside; but, these birds are very skittish and shy; although, their behavior around the food reminds me of the Jays -- downright rude! Ha!

These pictures were shot two days after the red winged blackbirds made an appearance. These are finches. More specifically, I believe they are House Finches. I love their bright red colors. Some are more colorful than others. They are brave and stay in the trees. A few come to the hanging platform feeders we have even in the presence of my cats.

I have been trying to capture a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher which is no easy task considering they love the field behind ours. I will keep on trying.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Early in the morning of March 15, 2014 when the sun was rising, I looked out the front door window and spied some ghostly sentinels all lined up in a row. I was like "what the hey!?"

Much to my surprise, there were six rare white bluebonnets. I was floored.

You could not see the regular bluebonnets in the gloomy predawn; but, the white ones stood out in the darkness. I had to wait until the sun was up before snapping pictures on this particular day.

I did not think of them much after snapping pictures because single white bluebonnets spaced about a foot apart were not photographable.

When I went out on March 26th in an attempt to photograph the tons of bluebonnets we had around our property, I discovered more white bluebonnets sprouted around each of the single bluebonnet I discovered earlier in the month.

I now knew I officially had a big cluster of white bluebonnets on a particular spot of our land and I am absolutely thrilled.

The rest of the pictures below were shot on April 2, 2014 when I finally focused on trying to capture the numerous bluebonnets we had on our property.

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