There’s been the makings of a nest between the eavestroughing and the house since as long as I’ve lived here, which is over three years. Until now, I’ve seen no activity involving it – no birds coming and going, no building, nothing. … Squatters or no, I’m glad they’ve taken over the vacant space. 🙂 These pictures are taken from the end of February.
I’ve mentioned before that we have a few croton plants in our garden. I love them – they’re colourful and interesting to look at, methinks, and even lovelier after a good rain. 🙂 I hope you enjoy looking at my crotons as much as I have. 🙂
He must have broken free from his travelling circus where he works on the tightrope. … Because, honestly, other than ants or other bugs on the bark, what could the squirrel possibly be interested in? … Apparently, he’s had enough of me snapping his picture.
Today’s photo is of the front door of our house. I ran across a weekly themed photographic challenge over at Spain Daily through my friend Lynn Rutz’s photoblog , and I’m hoping they’ll let me play. This week’s theme is Front Door .
But every time I try to think “Contortionist Squirrel”, it comes out as “Contortionist Barbie”. Sue me. 🙂 Yup, squirrels hang out a lot around our house. … And since they don’t cause any bad behavior as long as they don’t come inside – which they haven’t with this house *knocks on wood* – I’m pretty much fine with them. 🙂 This one, today, was climbing all over the tree, upside down, sideways, just having a good ol’ time.
Nikon D90, 105mm focal length, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, no flash There’s a tutorial over at Digital Photography School, which is, by the way, a cool photographic website, on water droplet photography . … Instead of using a coloured plate below a glass dish for color and a piece of coloured paper for the background, my setup is this: I put my cutting board over the sink, a glass pie plate on the cutting board, and added food colouring to the water in the pie plate so I wouldn’t have to worry about a nonexistent coloured plate. … It was difficult to get the water drops in focus – my kitchen is not very bright, much to my dismay. 🙂 On the other hand, it was enough fun that this is something I’ll definitely do again. 😀 It’ll be interesting to see how future experiments end up.