Friday, June 29, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: Wild Life

I've been just sort of ignoring this blog for the last few months -- concentrating on my book blog when I have some extra time on my hands. But I don't want to let Joysweb die completely, so here I am again!

M and I recently moved back home to Texas, after living "up north" for the past twenty-some years (uh-oh! -- all our Virginia pals would hate hearing the Old Dominion referred to as "the North" -- sorry about that). And our situation is vastly different now -- we went from a highrise in the city to a large house in the Texas Hill Country. I've been experiencing quite a bit of culture shock, but also enjoying the wide open spaces -- and the array of critters that visit our yard everyday. So here's a sampling of some shots I've taken since moving in (click on photos to enlarge):

These two show up most evenings around dinner time. Of course, I think of them as Bambi and his Mom. Hope this Mom has better luck than Bambi's in the story.

Mr. Bunny is one of a pair of rabbits that come around very early in the mornings and nibble on what's left of the green grass in our yard. I think the drought is officially over now, but things are still really dry down here. He's not easy to see because he's pretty much the same color as the vegetation.

This guy shows up most evenings, too. He was a challenge to get a shot of -- at the slightest hint of movement, he speeds into the bushes or under a rock. Had to take this with my telephoto lens which makes him look formidable and distinctly dinosaur-ish. In reality, he's only a few inches long.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books, and as she says: "To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online."


  1. Oh, how lucky you are to live somewhere like that, where creatures tun up on your doorstep. My Snapshots are at My Snapshot is at

  2. Bambi, his Mom, and Thumper! How fun to have regular animal visitors.

  3. You really do have the whole Bambi movie going on there. :) The spots on Bambi's back are so bright and vivid!

  4. Such good photos of the animals and lizard in their natural habitat.

  5. I love the Hill Country. Great shot of the deer. So beautiful!

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  6. Love your new neighbors. All the best in your new surroundings♫♪

  7. I love nature shots and these are just awesome -- lucky you.

  8. Those deer are so gorgeous. How lucky to see them most days.

  9. I imagine waking up to deer in the yard IS culture shock! We have rabbits and those monster lizards but no deer -- they are gorgeous and I am sure you are enjoying it.


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