Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cloudy With a Chance of Rainbow

July 24th was The Dyl's birthday and today it is Ad Schmad Addie's birthday. Two of my four favorite grandsons. Like the bad grandma I am, I am late on both presents. At least I'm consistent. They would be shocked if I were actually on time—or early! Maybe I will suprise them next year. I don't get to see Dyl as much as I would like since Bri and Dyl live farther away than Punky Doodle and The Grands. I know there are better opportunites for everyone where they live, but selfishly, I wish we all lived within a few miles of each other so we could visit more often. When Bri and Punky Doodle were little, before we moved away from Illinois, we went to their Grandma's for Sunday dinner every week. Spending time with family—the best way to spend the day. 

On to the critters!
 Coming home from the garden we almost always see at least one deer. This one stayed where she was for quite a while. Too bad there were weeds between us.
Last evening I was sneaking through the garden trying to get a shot of an Indigo Bunting sitting on a sunflower, when I looked down and saw this little bit of bunny. He was a tiny little thing. I bet his mama was hiding nearby whispering for him to be very still. He didn't move an eye winker. I guess he thought he was invisible. 
Mr. Toad was hiding under a watermelon leaf.
The evening light made this guy glow! I think it is a Brown-spotted Yellow-wing. 

Linking to Saturday's Critters

Last night we picked zucchini, tomatoes, okra, and cucumbers. We also checked out the pumpkins. There are a couple of huge ones. The kids will get to come pick out their pumpkins when they are ready. The rest will be put outside with a free sign for the local kids. I might save one this year to make pumpkin pies the old fashioned way. Or maybe not. 
The garden was in dire need of a rain. As we worked, we started hearing thunder and then the rain started. Yay!
 Back home, after the rain stopped, JD walked down to get the mail. On the way back he yelled inside for me to hurry and get my camera. Too bad he didn't go outside earlier...
...otherwise I might have been able to get a really nice rainbow shot.

HAPPY SATURDAY!!!

Linking to Saturday Photo Hunt

20 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Great critters....that dragonfly especially. I've never EVER seen one marked or this color before!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Happy birthday to all! Hey,Mr Toad almost looks like a snake!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the scenery about you, I love Deer, my favourite.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful variety of critters. Love the pretty deer, cute bunny & toad and the dragonfly is gorgeous.. YAY for the rain and the rainbow is a lovely treat.. Wonderful series of photos! Thank you for linking up your post with my critter party. Happy weekend, Eileen!

Brian King said...

Nice variety! The doe is beautiful! Great job with the dragonfly! Gorgeous sky shots, too!

DeniseinVA said...

Happy Birthday to your grandchildren. Loved all the photos you shared today.

TexWisGirl said...

love all your critters! cute baby bunny and sweet peeking toad!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Roan! Sweet critters.. the dragonfly snap is amazing! Nice and sharp and beautiful colors and an awesome BG! Lucky you on the rain, we are needing it bad. We got about a hundred and three drops yesterday and that was it! Love the rainbow!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! I love all your critters.

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful photos! The one of the dragonfly thingy was spectacular!!

Christian Weiß said...

Great animals and beautiful photos.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Fabulous critter shots, particularly the dragonfly - so vibrant, and appears to be looking at you! :)

Lovely sky shots, too.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Lindy

Marie said...

Happy Birthday to your grandsons! I think the opportunities for embracing nature is where YOU live, and is well-evidenced by your photos! Sometimes I know kids have to go where work is, but those grandkids need a good dose of of the world of nature and the quiet life too. And those grandmama hugs! :-)

Ginny said...

Your dragonfly is the star of the show for me, he is gorgeous! What a priceless find! But also the toad and his beautiful markings.

Valerie said...

I enjoyed your story and your critters but that photo of the dragonfly is something special.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful critters and bugs shots and very nice rainbow.

Karen said...

Cool shots, love that dragonfly!

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful photographs but the Dragonfly shots is stunning.

Stewart M said...

I'm a bit of a fan of having a few "weeds" in shots like the deer - I think the half-hidden / half-revealed feel is good.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

bailey-road.com said...

Love all the cute critters you've shared here! Great shots.