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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Some of Your Beeswax

Sedum Bumbler

Look of Defiance

Chicory Bee

Bumbling Bees

Garden Cafe

Buzz By Here - To Infinity and Beyond

Pick Your Poison

Blind Side Attack

On a Mission

Honey Bee on Sedum

Covering the Cosmos

Center of the Cosmos

Three's a Crowd

Popular Spot

On A Pedestal

On Golden Rod

The Beeline

Messy Hands

Bee on Yellow

Incoming

Bumble Bee Choreography

Messy Hands

A Sample of Pop’s “People” Photo Collection

Front Porch Portrait

Caged Competitor

Early Adoration

Child In the Ligtht

Stroll Through the Weeds

Attention Grabbing

Eye Contact

On the Line

Eyes of Wonder

Rounding the Curve

Troubadours of Basin Spring Park

Down by the Creek

Sun Day

Catching Some Light

EAA Fireworks

Hear Me Roar

Animals

Prince of the Pulpit

Frog, Tree Frog, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Macro, Garden
This small tree frog found a cozy spot in the shade between the stem and flower of a Jack-in-the-Pulpit plant.

I spotted this little guy on a recent trip to Missouri.  He seemed a bit disinterested in my presence.  It would have been nice if he would have turned toward the camera, smiled and offered a friendly wave.  He, obviously, wasn’t in a friendly mood.

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Grass Hopper

Bunny, Rabbit, Hare, Grass, Green, Brown, Cute
This little rascal was very alert, keeping an eye on me while I kept my camera focused on him.

I photographed this wild bunny on a recent trip to Missouri. I was strolling around in the early morning and found out I wasn’t the only one up early. He looks steady here, but he only stood still for a moment before scurrying off to the woods.

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Forest Friend

Chipmunk, Eastern Chipmunk, Nature, Woodland, Cute
On a recent stroll through the woodlands of rural N.E. Wisconsin, I engaged in a prolonged staring contest with this Eastern Chipmunk.  After viewing this photo, I declared myself the winner.

I spotted several of these little fellows who seemed to freeze the moment they saw me.  I expect, they were hoping if they remained motionless, I wouldn’t notice them.  I wonder how many of them I may have walked past and missed.

When I did see this guy, I stopped and took a photo.  Then, as he remained motionless, I moved in a foot closer…and then another foot…and another – until he no longer could endure my intrusion into his personal space.  Thankfully, he was more tolerant than I expected.

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Sunbather’s Spot

Turtle, Pond, Log, Sun, Nature
There was one spot on the pond where the sun was shining through the trees…and this turtle was taking full advantage of it.

Normally, at the first sight of people, the turtles in this pond would dive into the water. This one was not leaving his cozy spot. Not until I got quite a bit closer.

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A Little Squirrelly


Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Eating, Grass, Adorable, CuteA tiny red squirrel enjoys a meal of seed dropped by the bird feeders above.

This was a rare sighting at our house.  We don’t have squirrels around our place.  Our home is surrounded by large farm fields, so any critter making it to our property had to travel quite a way with little cover – except this time of year where the crops are up.  Still, when they get here, there’s no natural food source – no nut trees.

When this little guy showed up, he was the immediate center of attention.  I noticed him when I looked out the window to see what the racket was all about. What I saw amazed me.  This little guy was circling the trunk of a tree as quickly as his nimble legs would allow, with bluebirds in hot pursuit.  The birds were relentless, dive-bombing him at every turn.  Whenever he would venture out of thick brush, the birds would be on him.  He eventually caught a break and was able to grab a quick meal; cleaning up under the bird feeders.

When I spotted him I, naturally, wanted to get a picture. I knew, if I went outside,  he would run and hide. To get this shot, I stayed inside, opened the window, removed the screen and cautiously held my camera out the window.

This was the last time I saw him.  He must have gone on to a friendlier neighborhood. I don’t blame him.

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Lucky Rabbit’s Foot


Rabbit, Bunny, Baby, Kit, Wild, Hare, Adorable, CuteA small, wild bunny took a moment for a little personal grooming.  It was giving special attention to cleaning it’s back foot.

I spotted this little guy between rows in a flower garden. It let me take several shots, like it didn’t care that I was there, and then, all of the sudden, it scurried off to cover.

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Baby Steps

Ground Squirrel, Baby, Standing, Grass, Young, Juvenile
On its first day exploring the world above ground, this juvenile ground squirrel stands tall on its hind legs to get the best view possible.

We’ve been watching a pair of ground squirrels scurrying around our yard since last fall. I suspected they might be up to something.

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Cobblestone Cul-de-sac

Snake, Fox Snake, Western Fox Snake, Snake Skin, Pine Snake
This is quite a departure from the typical sunrise or flower photos I often post. It’s all about interesting color and pattern combinations. You may not like snakes, but I hope you can appreciate the beauty in the scales on this snake’s skin. It  reminded me of cobblestone.

This is the curve of a Western Fox Snake that stopped by for a visit recently. To view another image of this snake, see my previous post:  Forked Tongue

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Forked Tongue


Snake, Tongue, Forked Tongue, Grass I’m not a ophiologist, but I believe this is a Western Fox Snake – also commonly called a Pine Snake. This formidable looking serpent, measuring a bit longer than 4 feet, was spotted gliding across our lawn. My camera’s fast shutter speed stopped that quickly flicking tongue.  My apologies to those who are creeped out by snakes.

Here’s a bit of info about this type of snake from a Wisconsin DNR publication…

Family: Colubridae    Size: 36-56 in.    Status: Common
The fox snake has many large reddish-brown, chocolate brown, or black mid-dorsal blotches along its back and other smaller blotches on its sides on a background color of yellow, tan or olive gray. The head of adults is usually a dark copper, rust or orange color. They live in a variety of  open habitats including marshes, sedge meadows, prairies and old fields. Their diet consists primarily of rodents and ground-nesting birds. Young fox snakes will occasionally eat amphibians. This species is the most frequently encountered snake in people’s homes, especially if the house has an old rock foundation where the snake(s) may be hunting for food or hibernating in the basement. The fox snake is often mistaken for the venomous copperhead snake due to its head color, and subsequently is often killed. Copperheads do not live in or near Wisconsin. Fox snakes are also often mistaken for rattlesnakes, as they often ‘rattle” their tails in dry leaves, grasses or against objects when disturbed.

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Siblings

Ducks, Duck, Ducklings, Spring, Grass, Fuzzy
On my way to an appointment, I happened to pass by a small pond in the city.  I was running a little early so I stopped for a moment to snap a few frames of the new arrivals.

It’s hard to find anything cuter than newly hatched ducklings.  These are your basic, wild, mallard variety babies. They just stepped out of the water so they’re still a bit damp.

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