Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Quasi-Wordless Wednesday: Critters, Birds, a Flower and a Rainbow

The back yard has been kind of quiet this week except for lots of rain, hail and other things of that sort. Even the Robins and the Blue Jays have been pretty scarce. Still, I had visits from a nice bunny who hung out by the porch for a while and posed quite graciously and the other from a rather nervous woodchuck who also hung out for a while after one of our rain storms but wasn't the most cooperative poser.




This poor guy was very wet and trying to find shelter.



And this brave little robin was REALLY REALLY wet. I think he's just adorable.

I have some almost scary close-ups of this guy and numerous pictures of his butt. He tortured me by being right there and still hard to photograph. Still, it was a nice visit.







I put the rainbow in because I had one in skywatch last Thursday and it seemed to make people happy. This is a different rainbow a week later. There must be some convergence of elements in that spot because this is the third time in 5 months that I've seen a rainbow there.










41 comments:

Carletta said...

Wow Raven - lots of photos!
I think the bunny is just adorable.
The last one of the woodchuck standing is wonderful. Thanks for reminding I took a photo a couple weeks ago of one and forgot.
Don't you know that God sent the rainbows to you. I have a wonderful friend who tells me that. :)
Thanks for the addition about the tingshas. They really do have a wonderful musical tone. (Yes, I came back to it.)
Have a great day my friend!

Jim said...

Hi Raven, I too vote for that cute bunny rabbit. You'd better go see what is at the end of that rainbow, it may be your special one! :-)
Did you know that no two persons see the same rainbow?
Happy WW! Come see if you could find YOUR bike on mine. [It is on the 'Little Photo Place.']
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Leonard said...

I always loved these series of photos from you.

happy WW!

Gattina said...

Very nice collection of pictures I love the bunny ! It looks so expressive !

shiera (bisdakbabbles) said...

you're so lucky... you get to see these lovely creatures in your backyard.

Pamela said...

May I come sit in your back yard.

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Hey Raven, this is a great array of wild critter photos. Well done!! Happy WW!


See my post here, and/or my whole blog I Was Born2Cree8.

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Arf, arf!! I like all the critters here. Bark!


Reba @ Reba’s Run
or this dog’s Woofless Wednesday

Firefighter said...

Bunny's all the way, great post!

elaine said...

wow, what a bunch of lovely shots, i loved the squirrel one the best, but the last two are great also.. thanks for sharing!

Mar said...

You have a busy backyard and garden, love the visitors and your shots.
Happy ww!

quilly said...

Bunnies! Woodchucks! Birdies! I am soooo jealous!

jams o donnell said...

Great shots. I wish we had so many visitors! Happy WW

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like your backyaed was very busythis week. So many visitors!

WillThink4Wine said...

Raven, I just love your Mr. Rabbit! One of my sisters has wild rabbits every evening in her backyard and she keeps them well-supplied in carrots. I sure so miss the ones I saw every morning driving around the lake to work everyday when I lived in central Florida.

SHIELA said...

Yes you made me happy with your pictures especially the rainbow one.

Have a happy Wednesday!

SandyCarlson said...

I love your beautiful world, Raven. These are wonderful shots.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Boy has it ever been a long time since I have seen a woodchuck. Rabbits I got but no woodchucks. I like all of your photos and it looks like you must have had some rain. I like the rainbow too.

April said...

These are all such marvelous pictures - I just love the woodchuck! Beautiful rainbow, too!

carrie said...

cute animals as always!

Mojo said...

Shows what I know... I thought those were groundhogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
-Mojo

Snowbird said...

You must have the best backyard in the world. So much wildlife. They must feel very safe and protected there.

Deborah Godin said...

Great series of shots, especially love the dapper catbird!

Melli said...

Carver! Those pictures of the groundhog and the bunny are PRICELESS! Absolutely AMAZING! We have both in our yard, but darned if I could EVER get that close to them - even with a foot long lens! Geeez! I'm WOWWED!

Melli said...

OOPS! I meant RAVEN! *blushes* I forgot who's blog I was on! OUCH!

dcr said...

Could I interest you in a groundhog for your collection? I know of one that needs to be relocated. He could be relocated to you and you can take all the pictures you want. What's your mailing address? ;-)

Randall said...

I enjoy my weekly trip to the country via your blog very much. And thanks for the rainbow this week.

Daryl said...

Its a veritable Wild Kingdom!

:-Daryl

Ken said...

Very nice pictures.

The Urban Buddha said...

Wow what a magnificent selection of photos. They're all really wonderful! :) Thanks for sharing. Happy WW!

Kim said...

Great job! Love, love, love the rabbit one!

tundratantrum said...

Great Photos and interesting commentery on the animals in your back yard. You see more wildlife in your suburban back yard than I do at my cabin on the Noatak River in bush Alaska.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my photo.

storyteller said...

You never cease to amaze me with the ‘critter photos’ you capture regularly. Love the flower & rainbow too. The critters I tend to see here in my little beach community in So Cal are TOURISTS trying to escape the heat. I’m almost wordless at Sacred Ruminations this morning … multi-tasking with OSI Week 24 … reminiscing about Molly’s puppyhood.
Hugs and blessings,

Amber Star said...

Those are fabulous pictures. I like the one of the bunny, still. The rainbow is trying to tell you where the pot of gold is hiding.

juliana said...

wow! the critters visiting you are amazing, and so are your photos!

jientje said...

What a beautiful wildlife in your garden Raven! You're so lucky!!

Marsha said...

So many adorable animals all in one place... I just mostly get squirrels and birds. We had a lot of rain here this week too so even those critters have been scarce the past few days.

Jeff B said...

What a great set of photos. I like the look of "Ooops, busted!" on the rabbit in the last one.

Gabriel said...

Great pictures, I liked the blue jays especially.

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great week!

Erica at Mom's Journal said...

I love your critter and bird pictures. ;-) I think my favorites for this week are the squirrel and the bird picture just below the squirrel one.

Yrsa said...

Wonderful animal pics!You have seen lots of wonderful creatures.