Today I'm showing a few of the
interesting things I see from my patio.
This groundhog was seen in my neighbor's
yard. He stood as still as a statue for
the longest time.
I tried to get a better shot, but he took off to the Back 6
so I only captured a part of him. Someone asked me
recently what kind of camera I had to get the closeup
shots. It's a Canon PowerShot SX 30 IS. It has a
35X wide-angle zoom, which is what sold me on this
particular camera. It's called a point and shoot
camera, but it's bigger and heavier than what I've
had before in a point and shoot. I like it very much,
especially as I can zoom in on things that are quite
a distance away without having a camera that
requires separate lenses to carry around.
I still have a lot to learn with it.
This plane is at least 6 miles up. I think the
flight pattern between Kansas City and St. Louis
must go over our house. When hubby got home
from work, we both sat on the patio and noted
that in the space of a few minutes we had seen
5 or 6 go overhead in one direction or another.
Of course, we noticed this since I had the camera
in hand and was trying to zoom in for a decent shot.
I took another shot of the scene of the crime yesterday. If
you didn't see my post Wednesday, I showed a black snake
slithering up to the Bluebird's house and getting the babies
inside. I was happy to see one of the parents, but he/she
(the light wasn't right to tell for sure) looked sad to me
and sat there on the wire for quite some time. I've
gotten some good advice from Betsy in TN from Joyful
Reflections on what we might try to hopefully keep
snakes from trying to climb the pole. Betsy has just
recently lost a Bluebird family to an unknown intruder.
Nature can be so cruel sometimes.
Looking at the sky one more time before I called it
an evening and went inside, I noticed the moon
looking nearly full. You may have already read about it,
but tomorrow, Saturday, the Full Moon will be the
closest and largest of 2012. I hope it's a clear night!
Until next time...