Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

Confidence

Green Shieldbug

When I first saw a Green Shieldbug, busy climbing a very green plant, I was impressed to see how nicely nature had made it almost invisible. When I saw these two carefree bugs today, I had to lower my level of being impressed…unless we are dealing with feeding next step of the food chain. On second thought, I am impressed again.

Ladybird

ladybird B Tarding

Looks like we will get good weather again pretty soon.

Home sweet home

mousehouse

A very wet Great tit

My third everyday photo in the Facebook challenge is a good example of how everyday can be extraordinary if one keep eyes and ears open. I heard sounds from a water filled previous sandbox, which we had left, behind a barn. Probably an animal playing – it was very a hot day. Quietly I went there with my camera ready, expecting to see a funny sight and get a nice shot.

But what I saw was a little bird which had fallen into the water, probably on its first attempt to fly. I quickly grabbed a spade, and lifted the little wet bird – a Great tit – up from the water, – it looked as it was almost dead. Next thing was to let the warm sun dry the feathers, it took a while, and the little thing had to rest in the meantime, but slowly it began to look like a bird again.  About an hour later, it raised its little head and looked at me as if saying: “…What are you staring at, have you never seen a bird before?…” Then it took two or three bird-jumps into the green bush, and in less than a second its mother was by its side, ready to feed it. Wow, I had saved a bird, that was..great..tit.

great tit Musvit 1

great tit Musvit 2

great tit 3

 

little wet bird Musvit

great tit 4

Great tit musvit 5b

 

“…What are you staring at, have you never seen a bird before?…”

 

Vacation- new assignment

vacation swanes

Once again Scott Thomas are hosting a photo assignment.
This time the subject is “Vacation”. Don´t miss this chance to get an audience for your vacation photos. 🙂
Go to Scott´s blog and read about how to do. Deadline is December 4.

Light and shadow # 4

cat in sunshine

My cat friend

cat or lion

My little cat friend are visiting the garden every day now. We play with the stick you can see at the photo.

cat in a tree

This cat is extremely fast and fearless, it climbs any tree in the garden, and walk out on the thinnest branches, without any problem. The other day, when it was entering another garden where some children were playing, I heard one of them ask “What is this, -is it a cat? – it looks like a lion”.

cat in a basket

Talking of wild animals, I´d like to present you to some of the wonderful and colorful paintings of tigers the Danish painter Uffe Christoffersen has made.

 

My cat friend

a cat in the garden

Today has been a relatively warm day, for a change, it will be cold again soon. I went out to work a bit in the garden, and as soon as I started to remove dry leaves with the rake,  my cat friend appeared and was ready to continue playing, just as we did in autumn. When we didn´t play, it just lay beside me and enjoyed the warm sun. I suppose we are true friends now.

February inspiration 10

bird and sea kopi