Doug and Sheila called tonight, momma bear was asleep in the back yard with two babies. We were able to photograph them for a couple of hours.
May the 4th kicked off the 2013 season of car shows near our home. The First and Main Town Center does a car show every first Saturday. Today’s show was hosted by the Mustang Club. I am a sucker for old Mustangs, I love those cars. I walked around and got some decent shots.
There have been some Pelicans hanging out at Fountain Creek Nature Center. I went down there at lunch today. I guess I can probably blame “finding nemo”, whenever I do a pelican voice in my head, it has to have an Australian accent.
A friend took me on the campus today to see the eagle’s nest. Both were there, and we were able to get a glimpse of both babies. I got caught changing settings and “chimping” and missed one of them take off from its perch! next time, next time.
Today about 30 minutes before I left work I saw a tweet about a herd of Big Horns over by Glen Eyrie. I took the long way home and drove over to check it out. The herd was about 18 head, all Rams. These guys amaze me. The beat up horns, the marks on the foreheads, just the look they give you…”don’t get too close, I will KNOCK YOU OUT!” The guard indulged me and let me hang out for a bit and get some great images. enjoy!
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While walking the dogs yesterday, we took a little break so Laurie and Taylor could practice with the volleyball. I put my new 40mm pancake lens to good use.
We met downtown to walk the dogs after work. We saw out first beaver of the year. He/She was a baby, really small. We’ll try and get back down there at dusk this weekend and see if we can see how many are in this years “litter”. The Heron let me watch him for a little while, no koi while I was watching. Taylor took the dogs pictures, with my 7D and 40mm.
well, not THE first ones-but the first ones I saw on flowers. It’s quite fun seeing how close you can get without pissing off the bees.
The girls came down to see Laurie, since she spends most of the day flat on her back. The dogs really like the flat on her back part, they get to snuggle with her on the floor. Anyway, her are the girls enjoying the Easter egg hunt in the basement.