An opossum in a tree

The opossum are often called nature’s garbage disposal.

They eat fruit, bugs, spiders, rats, mice, snakes, compost, dead plants, and animals.

Jack has a compost pile I am sure they are enjoying. Since we have no chickens all the vegetable and fruits scraps go in there along with the eggshells, tea bags, and coffee grinds.

They can be scary looking when they show their teeth and hiss at you but they are scared of humans and will leave when they see you.

This youngster climbed this dead tree near the back fence and she stayed there a good while I think she realized she was pretty high up.

Notice how long her tail is going down the left side of the tree.

In the last week, we have seen squirrels, rabbits, and opossums. Last month it was water snakes and armadillos.

Maybe I should put out the game camera and see what else is lurking around at night.

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August sunrise

The sunrise was pretty with the clouds highlighted by the sun’s colors.

I take pics of a lot of sunrises but sometimes they look like they have been hand-painted.

 

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Longhorn country

Longhorns are quite unique looking.

They are a medium-sized cow that is not real beefy looking but those horns and the speckles will let you know it’s them.

Country living in Texas would not be the same without the longhorns.

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Tiny Lizard

I was watering plants on Friday when I saw this tiny anole lizard.

At one point he jumped on my hand this baby had no fear. He seemed in no hurry to leave as he posed for my camera.

It’s very hard for me to show the size of this tiny baby so my guess would be he was about 1 1/2″ – 2″ from head to toe. The steel rod he is on is only 1/4″ round.

I love taking pictures of the little critters in the great outdoors.

Nature allows her beauty to surround us each and every day we just have to take the time and notice what is right in front of us.

 

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Flying Low

We saw this airplane near Bush Airport on Friday the landing gear was already coming down.

We live near the other major airport and the planes have been few and far in between.

I happen to get a picture of this one as it was crossing the freeway using my canon 400 mm lens.

It is great to see some airplanes flying again there is hope this pandemic might end soon.

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Rabbit in the grass

We have a very healthy population of wild rabbits.

I found out my brother n law feeds them in the barn and they all run up and gather at his feet. My husband saw this and could not believe it.

They come over here and get in the garden and roam the yard.

The other day 6 or 7 of them stretched across the 2 acres but they were heading to his house 2 acres over from us I think he was running late feeding them.

It was like “Revenge of the Rabbits”.

The beauty of wildlife never ceases to amaze me and getting to photograph it is an added bonus.

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Through the grass

When taking a picture you need to decide what you are trying to accomplish with the image.

These two pictures are similar but the first one has the tall grass in focus the second one does not.

Most of the time I prefer the object closest to me to be in focus.

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Light Rays

Early morning sunrise pictures with silhouettes are one of my favorite pictures to take.

Capturing the sun’s rays through the tree makes the beauty of a new day even more special.

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Lazy Day Squirrel

I love my squirrel visitors most of the time when I see them they are in my bird feeders.

Last Friday this one decided to have a rest while he was in the bird feeder. I was 6ft from him and he never budged. He stayed in there for at least 30 minutes if not longer.

On this particular day he was my lazy day squirrel he has done this before but I missed it. The grandkids told me that they saw him in the feeder laying down taking a nap.

This squirrel all laid out reminds me of Fuzzy our pet squirrel our dad brought home to us when we were younger.

When I see squirrels I always think of my dad I know this was his way of reminding me he is always watching over me.

 

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Eye on you

This heifer’s eyes allow you to see her personality.

When she was put in the pasture beside us she was very standoffish, shy, and kept to herself.  She did not even stand with the other heifers.

A few months later I gained her trust and now she is the first one to the fence to greet me.

A heifer’s eyes show you deep into their soul.

When you win her trust that is when you can form a beautiful friendship.

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