Thursday, November 30, 2017

At The Lake

I do know the best areas to view White-tail Deer. It takes a lot of patience and knowledge of the land.



This puddle is frozen, leaving the leaves as they floated in a clear block of ice.



Reflections





An immature Bald Eagle
Iowa's state capitol building in the distance.
That is a real large fish jumping into my picture just above the point. I took two shots and it is not in the other.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Finding Some Cats Begging


See the King of the Hayloft in the middle window of the barn.

You do realize it is cold and someone ate all of our food.


This Twin-crested Cormorant and White Pelican can't decide which way is south, but had better get moving. The Pelicans like the Gulf of Mexico, but more and more are staying if there is open water. A Cormorant doesn't have water repellency on it's feathers and needs to air dry every so often. That might be hard to do in the lower nighttime temperatures we have already have had here in Iowa.
An interesting yawn


Some color is still out there
Every time I go out and play
It always catches my eye and seems to say
I would like to tell you, Autumn still wants to stay
And not give way to winter
Out on the prairie.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday Stroll: Oh Dear

Why do you get up so early
I often hear them say
Until I show what early has to say
Come out and join us at play.












This guy is minus a rear leg, a stump only remains where he may have chewed off his injured leg. He hobbled going slow, but took off running at a graceful gait.
He also has an irregular rack, only two on one side and four on the other.
Which made me laugh
When I noticed this guy
Tagging along, possibly a son.


Visit Marcie the originator of Sunday Strolls. Her Quiet Country House in Michigan is always a treat to visit. This week she is traveling in the southeastern states and I am excited to see what she has to share.
http://quietcountryhouse.blogspot.com