Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Back Yard Wonders

The back yard has been good to me this week.


This bunny and her babies have been pretty regular visitors and she has come right up by the house several times. Yippee!









There are two babies. They were so far away most of the time that this was about the only clear shot I got of them. Mother seemed to chase them around more than nurture them. Maybe she was channeling my mother...






This little chipmunk went scampering past and I said out loud to myself... "oh, don't go away." I noticed too late that he had hopped up on the porch and by the time I refocused and found him with the camera, he was off again... Darn. Cute butt, though.


37 comments:

Roger said...

What a awesome array of photography Raven! I hope you do join the Creative Photography contest, the list closes tomorrow afternoon.

Raven said...

Hi Roger - Thanks. Oh, my... I was thinking today (well yesterday) was Wednesday and that I was too late for this week. I'll see if I can get myself organized. Thanks for your kind words.

Dianne said...

"... must have been channeling my Mother" - I can't stop giggling over that.

really cute bunny

and the color of the chipmunk is so pretty

Carletta said...

The first bunny is CUTE, the baby is CUTER, and the end, the CUTEST!

You have some great ones here!

Robert said...

How wonderful that you had so many willing and able models to pose for you. I trust they were rewarded well. Great shots here. I loved the whole series. :)

Randall said...

These photos are wonderful. They remind me of Beatrix Potter paintings. By the way, if you haven't seen the movie "Miss Potter", I recommend it.

Ryanne said...

The bunny pix are my favorite! Happy WW.

Shireen Loh said...

Ooo..I love the bunny pics too!! Happy WW

Robin said...

Cute bunnies! My kids would love to have bunnies in the yard (heck, they'd love to have a yard - we live in a very urban neighborhood).

The flower shots are stunning.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Beautiful story, Exquiste photographs. Like takinga nature walk with out ever leaving my desk. Thank you!
Happy WW

The Right Blue said...

That is a great series of photos, Raven. Re the chipmunk butt -- I wish I had a buck for every critter butt I've ever photographed! Dang little buggers always turn tail just as you press the shutter button!

Bobbie

BK said...

What a great series of photos. I love the photos of the birds especially. How did you get so close to the bunny for the photo taking? That is amazing.

The Urban Buddha said...

Lovely photos. The bunny pics are incredibly cute! Great captures and perfect choices for WW! Have a great day! :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your collection of photos in this post.

me ann my camera said...

Isn't it amazing the treasures that can be found within your own backyard! Mine becomes a treasure trove when I really look. Nice wildlife collection!

Kim said...

Awesome...love the chipmunk butt!

June said...

All good, but of course my favorite is the last...who can resist a chipmunk, especially a chipmunk's going away view :-)

smarmoofus said...

Guess what? Chipmunk butt! *giggling stupidly* I'm so mature.

The bunny pics are sweet... My ex-boyfriend had a "rabbit problem" at his house. I told him his problem was in terminology. If you view them as bunnies then there's no problem at all. He saw them as RABBITS, and he said it just like that. But he was upset because they were peeling or eating the bark off of some shrubs in the back corner of his yard.

*vindicated* On the other hand, I was tossing any produce that went bad before we could eat it into the backyard for the bunnies. The baby bunnies made it so worth it.

-smarmoofus

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I like the bee photo the best, but it so nice you can share such great nature photos with us. Happy WW.

Stacey Huston said...

Great shots Raven. I have just been gone to much to do wordless wed today or ABC so had to skip for this week, but glad I got to see yours. Thanks for sharing

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice critter pictures. I hope the bunny family become your friends!

Bunny Trails said...

They're all great shots, but I especially love the bunnies (of course!). Around here, we've dubbed them yard bunnies.

The chipmunk butt is just funny, though. Great "ending" to your post. Ha! Ha! :D

Sarah Doerfler said...

SO CUTE! Love the tiny one hiding in the grass.

ellen b said...

How wonderful that all these critters came to visit this week! I love the face on the little bunny. The flowers and the bee, all these shots are full of life Raven!

Michelle of Rambling Woods said...

What a wonderful yard you have Raven and great photos..love the bunny..

Rachael said...

Wow, great pictures! Looks like an awesome backyard!

Cindy Swanson said...

Your backyard must be a nature wonderland! Great pictures!

Susan said...

I love that chipmunk bum! Beautiful photos.

Raivyn ~ Don't Be Silent said...

Wow, you've got all sorts of critters at your place! Love the bunny photos- they're cute. Happy WW! :)

the teach said...

Can't believe you caught that little chipmunk's rear end and shaking tail! :)

Jim said...

Hi Roger -- Happy WW! Your backyard is a pretty place, we can see. Thank you for showing us a little of what goes on there.

My WW picture is out in a wildeness cow pasture in Colorado. You can guess what I found, please don't step in it.
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pamibe said...

What awesome captures!! I love the baby bunny in a hold it, stroke it, call it George sort of way...

:)

Jennifer said...

My favorite was the chipmunk tushie. :)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

My goodness... what an array of fauna and indeed, the bunnies are adorable!

Patty said...

I don't do the wordless post, but this one caught my eye when I came by for Sky watch friday. You have a really good eye. These shots are really outstanding. I will visit again soon.

shubd said...

How wonderful to have so much of Nature visit you :)

All pics are great ..tho I particularly liked the 'tail-ended' conclusion !

Nice of you to stop by.

MommyWizdom said...

What gorgeous bunny babies and what great shots... thanks for stopping by... come visit for Fun Monday!