The Animal Kingdom

Mountain Lizard 2

I love animals. This might sound typical, but dogs are probably my favorite, but most animals are really fun.

So, I take pictures of animals. It’s really rare to get good photos of them, so I often keep the kind of bad pictures (especially of birds) since I might not get a better opportunity. I thought I’d share a few here.B & W Butterfly Photoshoot 2

I actually started this blog post a couple months ago, but I was reminded of it today when I was editing some photos of ducklings.

The butterfly to the left is at our Botanic Garden, which has a butterfly pavilion. I have several wonderful photos of butterflies thanks to them. Otherwise, the only chance I’d get is with some lilac our neighbor has that attracts Monarch butterflies.

3rd Pic of Porcupine

On the left, a real animal – maybe. There we were, walking along, just about done with our Bosque walk. We turned around the corner and saw a weird looking bush! Then it started moving, and I realized we were staring at a Porcupine, lazily walking across our path, completely – and thankfully – oblivious of our dog!

We’ve seen plenty of interesting animals at the Bosque, including of coyotes.


Now a tiny animal!

These were our card-making mascots. Ridiculously soft and cuddly…

if they weren’t so tiny.

They were about the size of Annie’s (our dog) eye. Maybe not that small, but it felt like it.

As you can see, her whiskers are about as long as her body!

As I said, I have a lot of pictures of animals, many of them not too good. So I’m having a bit of trouble figuring out what to show you! I’ll include a slideshow now, with pictures that include robins, bunnies and whatever else catches my fancy.

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Someday I think I’ll just settle down somewhere very quietly and take pictures of birds and squirrels. We had a great opportunity to get some pictures of a squirrel, but our cameras weren’t ready.

However, while it is awfully fun to have photos of these wild and interesting animals, it’s also important to enjoy the moment when you’re living it.


And then, sometimes, you get the opportunity to live in the moment and take pictures to remember it later.

We were standing near a pond when a mother and her ducklings came meandering down, very close to us. Thankfully, I had my camera ready, and got lots of photos of them!

Of course I would have loved to take one home, but at least I have photos of them!

So there we go. I love doing random blog posts, and it’s fun to include some of my photos. Maybe some time we’ll do a blog post about our epic mountain adventures!

So, what’s your favorite animal? Any funny pet stories? (if you have a pet, of course there’s a funny pet story!) I’d love to hear about them!

Hope the rest of your week is great!



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