Scout is a tidy sleeper. She usually sleeps either on her stomach with her legs and tail tucked up underneath or on her side curled up in a ball.
But recently I walked into the living room and found her all sprawled out on the window seat, sleeping with one leg actually jutting out and hanging down. I went to go and grab my camera and by the time I came back her position hadn’t changed but she had woken up and was grooming herself, denying me the evidence that she had ever slept in such an untidy fashion.
I’ve been hoping to catch her again but she’s been on her guard.
Emma and Sam sitting in the window in my office watching a scrub jay that flew up to the roof of the porch. Emma is showing her sharp, pointy teeth but she’s not thinking about eating a tasty bird, she’s just yawning.
You were just yawning, weren’t you Em?
Very similar to an image I’ve posted before, but Sam scrunched his face up in this picture and it makes me laugh.
I used a telephoto lens for this picture close to the shoreline of the marsh at Huntington Beach State Park, which is a good thing, as an alligator can move very quickly over short distances.
I’ve never seen the alligators be aggressive towards humans there, but it only takes once …
This male yellowthroat had flown down near the ground and was mostly obscured by my old nemesis at Ridgefield, the grasses that grow so tall during the spring that they block many of the views around the auto tour.
I already had some nice pictures of the yellowthroat more in the open, so I tried to turn my old foe to my advantage. I used the shallowest depth of field to blur out the surrounding plants and highlight the brilliant yellow and black and white of the yellowthroat peeking out from his surroundings.
Yellowthroats aren’t exactly designed for camoflage.