3 Hour Photo Trips – Around the House

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So, the other morning I decided to take the camera out and just walk around and see what I could find.  It was sprinkling a little off and on and definitely very overcast, but I was able to get a few shots.  If nothing else, it’s always good practice to take pictures in all sorts of conditions:  light, bright, dark, dreary…because you never know when a great shot will appear and you’ll need to know what to do to make it happen.

That being said, on the way out of the house Monica told me to come to the bathroom and look at this crazy bug.  Well, crazy it was.  I’ve never seen anything like this little guy and I’ve been Googling it and still haven’t found out what it is called.  I’ve seen two other pictures that look just like it, but no name.  So, if anyone has a clue as to what this thing is called, please leave a comment and let us all know.  But what a cool picture of this bug crawling on the mirror.  I must say, it was a little challenging getting good focus and lighting of a small bug crawling on a mirror.

After that, I went outside and just walked one trip around the yard.  I saw the toadstool/fungus first.  Not sure what this is either, but it looked pretty neat in the middle of the pine straw and a few blades of really green grass that are still hanging on as fall is starting to get into full swing.

Then I heard that old familiar sound:  the fast drumming high up in the tree.  I looked up and sure enough, there’s a Red Bellied Woodpecker.  Even though his head is actually red on the back and top and his belly is not red…some genius scientist decided to name him a red bellied woodpecker.  I can only imagine that this bird was spotted about 1 minute after the first red “headed” woodpecker (pictured in the blog before this one).  In  frustration, the naturalist that saw it, missed the opportunity to call it a red “headed” woodpecker by one minute and angrily just said fine, it’s a red “bellied” woodpecker.  Probably not a true story, so don’t quote me on that one.

Some may call it cheating or not “natural”, but I loved the color contrasted with the Carolina Chickadee, the wet cedar wood, and the bright yellow peach slices.  It seemed like the peaches were attracting a lot of birds, but I really didn’t see anything eating on them much.

Lastly, a good ole gray squirrel.  Just sitting up in the tree munching on some bird seed that he stole from our bird feeder tray.  A lot of people get upset when the squirrels eat their bird seed, we don’t.  We actually enjoy them just as much as they climb, stretch, and perform all kinds of gymnastic moves just to get some bird seed.

So, don’t forget to press the “Like” button below, click the “Follow” button as well, and please share my page with all your friends:  especially the rich and influential ones…lol.  Above all, if you know what the little green bug is with red eyes, please leave me a comment and let me know.  Until next time, from our lens to yours, Enjoy Our Wonderful World!

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