This was the best I could do with my point-and-shoot zoom from the house down to the far pasture. I knew I couldn’t get any closer without disturbing this scene. We have here a tall, white bird, a reposing ram, and a dead-looking guardian dog.
November 16, 2013
November 7, 2013
I spotted this beauty on the inside of a metal garbage can that contains dog kibble for the LGDs. She’s the color of a pumpkin, with splotchy white spots on her back, and perfectly striped, hairy legs. I don’t think such elaborately colored spiders are so common here, most of them are drab brown.
Moses is photo bombing here, wondering what is the holdup on dinner delivery.
November 3, 2013
October 30, 2013
Our game cam is revealing just what busy bees our coyotes are. Here is a gang of four captured in one shot at The Hangout. This crew triggered eighteen camera shots over a span of about a half hour.
Just generally fiddling around in this spot, coming, going, having a seat, and possibly tinkering with figuring out what makes that camera flash and click. The infrared flash isn’t bright, it’s pretty subtle; but still noticeable to a clever dog, I’m sure. There are a lot of shots of them looking right at the camera.
October 2, 2013
I have been admiring the shots my friend keeps posting on Facebook, of things captured by his “game cam” on his ranch. It is simply a motion-sensor-activated camera, which can take photos both day and night. Having found myself in Cabela’s a few weeks go, I decided to pick one up.
I set it up pointing at the entrance/exit to a prominent game trail on the edge of our property, leading into woods. Here’s what we’ve gotten in the last week.