Thursday, May 9, 2013
Until I hear the whinny of the Eastern screech owl. I'll always remember that sound after last spring's encounter! And it's been back for the past week or two, maybe more.
More than that, a few nights ago I think there was an owl flying lesson right outside my bedroom window! It was nearly full dark, but there were definitely some birds larger than sparrows or blackbirds swooping up and down right by the big willow tree. The next morning I moved my spy camera right out there. Of course there's been no reappearance.
But back to me and Ulani sitting out. She likes to bark at...something. I'm not sure what it is, but it would seem that she hears something and barks in response to it. Kind of breaks up my peace so I try to discourage her. Tonight I found what looked to me like a good bone that maybe she'd forgotten about for a week or two. I tossed it over and for a while she was happily gnawing away on the bone. I just sit, camera in lap, waiting for something interesting.
Luckily I felt she might be about to be interesting. Because when she threw her head back to bark, I was ready. I love this picture. It's exactly Ulani.
Posted by Johanna at 9:15 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013
And the lilacs are almost ready to burst!
Many birds enjoy the birdfeeders and birdbath this time of year. I just sit at my dining room table, sliding door open, and take photo after photo after photo!
And this year I have about ten goldfinches swooping in and out. Sometimes it's almost like lightening bugs, they are so flashy!
Posted by Johanna at 6:53 PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Today is Ulani's TENTH birthday!
She wouldn't smile near the Lenten roses.
I guess she feels there's a certain dignity attached to double digits.
Even her birthday portrait is serious.
There are a lot of big thoughts in that dog mind.
Maybe she's just exercising her gravitas?
(Even back at her sixth birthday, in this photo,
she had a certain regal presence!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ULANI MY DEAR!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Here's hoping that the sunshine and warmer air will dry out this past week's flooding quickly, so we can get into the garden!
Posted by Johanna at 7:59 AM