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"...but please, Br'er Fox, don't fling me in dat briar-patch!"

I was out back yesterday with The Huntress when I realized she was quite interested in a patch of briars near the fence. She's sniffed around in here before, or near here as it is all thorns and vines, but she was truly on the scent of something today. She did her little 'pointer' thing when not just playing snuffing-beagle, and I finally saw what she didn't: a baby bunny among the foliage. Wish I had the camera with me, but alas. I coaxed her away and she reluctantly moved on to another thicket where the rabbits have been known to hide.

Pictures, all safe )

I knew there had been wee ones among the ground cover because it has been harder and harder to get the dog to come away from these hidey places. I even saw the poison ivy and low strawberry plants moving in line as one critter ran off from the pup (she missed that, too). I just hope these fellows get the hell out of the yard or at least into secure places before they become play toys!

deer snaps

Jul. 8th, 2017 07:04 am
moonhare: (faunus)
Where rabbits roam



the deer also call home!



The rabbit pic was from last night. Another rabbit appeared with her at dusk: full moon, eh?

The deer was a lucky capture. The dog was growling softly and I looked outside to see two bucks in the yard. I sat on the couch with The Huntress and soothed her while the bucks grazed their way across the front yard, and she never set up barking at them. About 20 minutes later the two came back into the yard and I was able to grab the camera: I was ticked that the pics looked blurry in the viewfinder and realized after the deer left that I had my 'distance' glasses on instead of my progressive lens ones. I was lucky the shots came out at all! A couple more are here on my google photos, including this one:


Damn you, auto-focus! :D
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My friend returned early out front today, and much to The Huntress' indignation, several times. She's an Eastern Cottontail judging by the characteristic white forehead dot.


When one lets the lawn go all manner of pests appear ;o)

A couple of more pics can be found in my google photos, here. These were taken with the Fujifilm bridge camera and not the phone, so they are a bit bigger and nicer. I'm very happy with the colors, too. The last time I used the camera from within the house to shoot photos outdoors the greens shifted to an insipid yellowy hue.


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I've used almost 14% of my allotted 500 MB of photos on Dreamwidth... since February! It's taken me 7+ years to use only 53% of whatever the quota is on LJ.

Just because I feel I must post the like of these :D


So true! Especially in terrible weather.


This could have been done with a guy just as easily. Poor pup!
moonhare: (little bear)
Among some papers I came across yesterday when rummaging about here were the original bill of sale for my old truck, and even the card of the salesman who sold it to my mom.

pics, safe )

A quick look online using the VIN gave me insight to the truck's origin. This site decoded the numbers sufficiently enough to tell me where my old friend started his life: the Mahwah Ford Assembly Plant in New Jersey. The plant closed just six years after my truck was created, but there are of course photos here and there online of it. *sigh* What's happened to this country? This page wasn't too bad for imagery.

And Birthers be damned! ;o)

Memories

Feb. 19th, 2017 02:58 pm
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After finishing taxes today I used my Paint Shop Pro program to browse the files I saved off of my dying portable drive. This was fitting as PSP was my first picture editing software (and a bootleg version it was, in 1997). I'm floored at the information that was on here: my first webpages from both IDS.net (now defunct) and www.tigress.com/moonhare/ :o) So many pics! A lot of computer/mouse drawn and even more sketchy stuff. I'm so happy to see these again.

Like this one-



1997- Someone random in chat asked for a picture of a hug. Can't say if they liked this, but I did.

I had a happy half hour just browsing folders. The files range from 1996 to about 2011. I didn't read the text files but concentrated on the draws and other pictures: I'm a visual kind of fur ;o)

I remember drawing these rabbits during my "Franz Marc" period



I love Marc's use of colors and his mysticism and symbolism. I can't touch that, but at the time I was really into blues and yellows in my coloring and painting.

I used to draw randomly on whatever paper was available: I had it bad! I got the idea along the way to bind up pics in like groups, like this little book of deities-



I have to find that booklet again and look at what is included. I think my angus dei is in it along with my St. Luke draws, but maybe it's just some Babylonian stuff (like the water colored calf on the cover).

As I say to myself frequently, I need to get back into this again!
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It's here, at last! Now we'll see how long it takes me to break it.

Thanks and a tip of the bunny ears to [personal profile] frith for bringing this to my attention.

A pic: No one at work even noticed the little wolfie I put on the board today so I finally had to explain Lupercalia. Not that it mattered...

Pole Topper

May. 8th, 2011 07:29 pm
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Had a turkey vulture in the yard today, sitting atop our phone pole out front. A family in my State was forced to leave their home due to an infestation of these foul-smelling carrion birds. Needless to say, I made sure I spooked it after taking its photo.



Click the pic to see a full format version. It's watching me!

Yard Fox

May. 6th, 2011 08:20 pm
moonhare: (carrots)
Dogs went wild during my watching the MST3K 'Killer Shrew' episode, and I thought the rabbit had returned out front. It turned out to be the local fox, foraging for the chicken bones I sort of left out in the area the fox is known to forage in...

I ran for the camera, putting the dogs out in the fenced back yard on the way, and managed to get some recognizable images of the critter.

Click the pic to go to the set-



I love having these visitors. I only ever saw one fox when I was growing up here, and that was away in a field across from us when I was about fourteen.


Perfect Day (A must listen to song)

moonhare: (carrots)
Quite literally. I was walking next door and decided to follow the deer trod instead of the wide path I've made through the woods. Along the way, looking down, I discovered a plant I've never noticed before growing among the fallen leaves, poison ivy, and wild grasses. An Asiatic Dayflower was peeking out from behind its leaves, its bright blue and yellow shining out from the surrounding greens and browns. I didn't have my camera with me on that trip, but was sure to bring it back for a picture afterward.
pics and descriptions )

Sweet Face

Jul. 13th, 2010 07:42 pm
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Finally saw one of the fawns today! Click the picture for a photobucket slide show.



More deer

Jul. 12th, 2010 07:48 pm
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A little slide show on buggy old photobucket. Or click the linked pic.





moonhare: (carrots)
This year I've been seeing a lot of the plant pictured below- according to this website it's called Wineberry, and it's yet another invasive species introduced with good intentions...  It's a strange looking plant but the berries are supposed to be quite tasty; sadly, it's overtaking the local berry habitats.

pics- click to enlarge! )
moonhare: (carrots)
I took a couple of more deer pics using a different setting on the new camera. SP, or 'scene position,' automatically sets shutter speed and aperture based on pre-sets you choose. I chose 'Sport' for high-speed shooting, and the result today was a clearer shot overall... when shot properly.
Pictures/text under the cut )
moonhare: (faunus)
Due to an unexpected windfall this week I was able to purchase a new camera. I figured I'd whined enough about my poor quality pics and that it was time to use something a bit more respectable than my cell phone to take photos and movies. I bought a Fujifilm Finepix S1800, mainly for its zoomability and affordability, but also for it's SLR features that I miss so from my old Canon TL's. I didn't pay the $229 list price, btw: BJ's had it for $179, and another $20 went for an 8 GB SDHC memory card (I missed the $159 special they ran by two days).  *sigh* I wanted a Canon EOS type camera with interchangeable lenses, but I couldn't justify the $500+ for taking pics of errant deer and squirrels.


Here are a couple of my test pictures from this afternoon. When I go through my software options and do a bit of reading I might even upload an .avi or two :o)

pictures under the cut )

I'm ready to take in the sights!  So now of course the deer, squirrels, chippies, and other critters won't come around anymore ;o)


Predictable song....

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