Souvenir left by a largish member of the rat patrol.
Very rarely does a wild goose land here. None of the fields or ponds are as large as they prefer.
Cat Portrait by the lower pond
Here I want to expose for the sun, so that it looks like the orange ball I could see.
Dew on a spider's web
Spider guards the door.
Flying cat. He made it just fine.
This guy, Oliver, comes with me almost every time I go outside.
Spider web at Mt. Pleasant
Luna Moth on back porch door.
giant leopard moth
Found while digging outside foundation to where water line comes in from well.
The Upper Pond at Mt. Pleasant after a 5 inch or so snowfall. I suspect the drawing on the pond was made by wood ducks swimming in it when it was between slush and frozen.
Deer checking me out
I don't know if a nude deer model is cheaper than a human model or not. For one thing, the deer models eat the young pine trees. For another thing, they are very difficult to book for a shoot. And then rarely co-operative.
Deer by the pond
Pond with a visitor.
wild ducks in the snow
Aquatic visitors checking out the pond after a snow in late March.
Aquatic visitors checking out the pond after the snow.
Visiting the site
the board this spider is on is 4 inches wide.
visiting cat hiding in the bushes -- except to my eyes very obviously white. My cat Oliver came over, smelled something, but apparently couldn't see the other cat.
Tai Chi at sunrise
It was above freezing, but not much.
Up a tree
first day of Spring
posing for me as I paused to photograph. I wonder how many of these actually live here year round? I see quite a few throughout the winter.
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