On the Texas gulf coast we have some varieties of hummingbirds that stay year round.
If you spend a few minutes outdoors you will hear plenty of them and see them. If you are lucky you have your camera and the correct settings and the right lens on at the time you can grab a few pictures.
I try to keep at least two feeders out even thought just about everything in our yard blooms. The feeders allow me the chance to get the pictures I want.
This young hummer in the last picture thought the flower on the feeder was real.
Hummingbirds are some of natures tiny wonders little birds that fly so fast you barely see them but their beauty is outstanding.
The past few years we have been seeing the grey tree frogs.
I have made a post or two about them but normally they are on a surface where they are all grey with darker lines. This one was on a lighter surface so I grabbed the macro lens and I was able to get a few shots before he hopped away.
He is showing off his grey as well as some green these tree frogs can change colors like the lizards.
They are quite amazing looking but have a very different body shape from the regular tree frogs that are all green.
Nature inspires me to stop, look and listen to the beauty all around then grab a camera to get the shot.
The puppies are now 6 weeks old these pictures were taken at 5 week. They all have great personalities.
I make up pet names for all of them the first one is Curly Girl, the second Lucy, the third Stumpy, the fourth Chip. Stumpy is very short to the ground its just funny to see him run.
Lucy and Stumpy are both sold. She is keeping curly girl and Chip is being DNA tested to see what color pups he would throw he is the only male of the bunch. You can get a dogs DNA tested for $150.00.
The puppies mom Little Lady went home with our daughter and kids a few days ago we had started weening prior to this and they were only with mom at nighttime. I am feeding them food 3 x a day and they are drinking water really good. They love the grass and trying to run in it. They like to bite and chew on each other just to hear each other cry. The wrestle, play and love to be petted on. Curly girl rolls over for a tummy rub.
Taking care of this batch of pups has been fun but I would not want to do it all the time it is a lot of work cleaning up after puppies and keeping their area sterilized.
Zoee has taken on the job of the surrogate mom babysitting them on the back porch while they are in their handmade play pen area.
These pups are using the puppy pads in both locations as well as potting in the grass when outdoors.
These pups have been a good change of pace from the everyday routine of staying home and out of the general public.