Archive for June, 2011


Backyard Squirrels

mg_4367-squirrel mg_4391-lazy-squirrel It’s amazing how many photo ops I get right  in my own backyard.  Tonight while grilling, this little guy (on left) came down and was looking for seed around the bird feeder.  He was very comfortable letting me get to within 5-6 ft.  The next day the one on the right took a break from the heat by stretching out on the top of my feeding platform.

Posted by on June 28th, 2011 Comments Off

Backyard Baby Blue jay

mg_4319-bluejay-close-crop_0 While mowing the grass, I steered around the shed and almost hit two baby bluejays.  They could fly well enough to get out of my way, but fortunately this little one stuck around just long enough for a photo.

Posted by on June 26th, 2011 Comments Off

Wakpicada Natural Area

4043-4048-crop-spiderwort This weekend I visited Wakpicada Natural Area near Central City.  The spiderwort was in full bloom and offered some great photo ops… the gnats were also present in full strength.  This is a very nice Linn County park that is easy to forget about.  Thanks to Jim Durbin for reminding me about it.

Posted by on June 5th, 2011 Comments Off