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    Here’s Lookin’ at … You, Nut.

    September
    3
    2008

    This sweet White-breasted Nuthatch is one of my favorite backyard birds. Whenever I watch them, I feel an immediate sense of calm and peace. They’re very serene, deliberate and curious creatures. Their little squawk is easy to identify, too.
    Do you have a favorite critter in your backyard? I’m curious – and would love to have a peek at the different kinds of animals found in different areas of the world.

    In Triplicate

    September
    2
    2008

    goldfish in triplicate leanne wildermuth

    This weekend brought me a couple of unique photo ops, for sure. I wanted to try my hand at photographing goldfish, since I was “goldfish sitting”, and the goldfish I sat on (heh!) was actually gold. He’s a squirmy little sucker, and it took a while to figure out exposure settings. While I was scanning through the photos I managed to get that weren’t an orange blur, this one stuck out.

    I asked Chickeymonkey this morning how many fish are in the photo. She said “one” – and upon prodding, finally counted three. Did you see them all when you first looked?

    giraffes threesome leanne wildermuth

    We spent our Labor Day at the zoo. It was SO hot, and the critters were really lazing around. The Giraffe’s seemed to be in their element, though, these three struck a pose for me that I couldn’t resist. The tallest did the splits and grabbed up a nice big chunk of grass, and the other two saw an opportunity for a free meal they didn’t have to work for so they stuck their necks out to eat off of the grasses that were trailing down into their reach.

    It was a three day weekend, for sure.

    How was yours?

    It’s Monday.

    August
    18
    2008

    chickeymonkey hose water spray leanne wildermuth

    Another Butterfly.

    August
    14
    2008

    black swallowtail butterfly photo 1 leanne wildermuth
    This is a black swallowtail, he visited my butterfly bush yesterday afternoon.

    A Perfect Butterfly (12 times.)

    August
    13
    2008


    What’s more perfect than a perfect Butterfly
    fluttering around a Butterfly Bush on a sunny afternoon?
    I couldn’t pick just one photo, so here’s a bunch. Enjoy.

    (this is a Western Tiger Swallowtail.)

    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 1 leanne wildermuth

    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 2 leanne wildermuth

    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 3 leanne wildermuth

    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 4 leanne wildermuth

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    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 9 leanne wildermuth

    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 10 leanne wildermuth
    **Photographer’s Favorite**

    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 11 leanne wildermuth

    western tiger swallowtail butterfly photo 12 leanne wildermuth

    Goth Girl Portrait

    August
    9
    2008

    catybug goth girl portrait like abby ncis photo leanne wildermuth

    This. This is my daughter. (Catybug.)

    catybug goth girl portrait like abby ncis photo leanne wildermuth

    She was challenged in youth group to be different.
    She succeeded in surprising everyone who saw her yesterday.

    catybug goth girl portrait like abby ncis photo leanne wildermuth

    I admit, I love to play dress up with my girls.

    I also love playing portrait photographer when we’re done playing dress up.

    Which portrait is your favorite, and how did you react when you saw her?

    Plllbt.

    August
    4
    2008

    hummingbird perched tongue sticking out leanne wildermuth

    Wonderful:
    Having the opportunity to apologize to someone from your past.

    Suckish:
    Not hearing anything back from said someone after said apology.

    Priceless:
    Photographing a hummingbird with the same sentiments in mind.

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    Random and Unrelated Photos

    August
    2
    2008

    macro photo skin hands cracked fungus disease
    Okay so I lied. This hand is related. To me, that is.
    It’s the hand of someone I love, and it is hurting her.
    Anyone know what this is? A fungus? Eczema?

    lava lamp wax bubble macro leanne wildermuth
    Grooooovy.

    copper puppy chiapoo male legs crossed leanne wildermuth
    Copper, the Little Prince.
    Time for tea. He does lift his pinki when he drinks, too.

    giant sunflower bumblebee photo leanne wildermuth
    Our giant sunflowers are blooming.
    That bumblebee is the size of a quarter. Okay maybe a nickel.
    (Can’t a girl embellish for effect?)

    squirrel on top of a light post leanne wildermuth
    He looks like a scaredy squirrel, doesn’t he?

    Hummingbird

    July
    30
    2008

    female ruby throated hummingbird close up photo leanne wildermuth

    female ruby throated hummingbird close up photo leanne wildermuth

    I just can’t get enough of these adorable little birds. The hummingbirds are quite active right now, they’re on the feeders and flowers constantly. I was playing with my camera (Sports scene auto mode, Panasonic Lumix FZ50) and got some incredible shots today of this little female Ruby Throated Hummingbird and had to share.

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