Helen on March 8th, 2012

Today, while training, we had a visit from a butterfly.  What a magical beauty she is! I visited a local nursery last weekend.  They have bi-annual sales where during those weekends, they have bar-be-ques and drinks, and all their plants are out for easy access and purchase.  I had been eyeing a bat flower for […]

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Helen on January 25th, 2012

This is such an awesome video on a magnificent creature, the Humpback Whale.

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Helen on August 27th, 2011

This morning the dog was barking at my trap. I’m trying to catch the bufo toad that I’ve been hearing in the corner of the back yard, but that’s not what I caught.     This baby possum got caught instead. She was not happy about it either. I propped the trap against my shed, undid […]

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Helen on August 3rd, 2011

She’s looking for a lizard. She’s found a few here. It’s her favorite hunting spot. She’s watching a lizard. She finds them here quite often. But never catches them. This fellow is not into reptiles. He hunts pinecones. Apparently he found one.

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Helen on July 25th, 2011

A Bufo toad got caught in my Havahart trap. They are hazardous to my dogs’ health. I put the whole trap in a black trash bag. And froze it for 3 days. The humane way to euthanize reptiles. The day came to remove the frozen specimen from the trap. While I was taking care of […]

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Helen on July 18th, 2011

I took these pictures of this butterfly back on June 30 of this year, 2011. She was laying eggs on the citrus tree leaves. What an elegant creation! Her wings flow like a beautiful fabric in the wind. Time for a change in direction.

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Helen on July 17th, 2011

I found this feather. It had been implanted in the ground of my backyard. Luigi sniffed it. Then I put it in the house. It is now my lucky feather.

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Helen on March 8th, 2011

I had another bird picture published during the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Actually, it was a Birdwatching picture.  Here it is!  (click on it to see bigger) My Birdwatching Picture Exciting times.  Two this year! They won’t pick winners until the fall.  I’m just happy I got onto their website.  There are some fabulous bird […]

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Helen on February 19th, 2011

OMG! I can’t believe it! Of all the years I’ve been submitting photos to the great backyard bird watch, I never got one posted…till this year! They posted my parrot picture! I’m so happy! Oh yay! 🙂  Click here to see it on their site, and if you have 15 minutes through Monday, participate and […]

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Helen on December 25th, 2010

God gave me a pretty good little inner voice.  The problem is sometimes it’s too little and I don’t listen to it.  Take this Christmas morning, for example.  I was outside enjoying absolutely gorgeous weather.  Still in my comfy pajamas and slippers, I was watering various plants as my dogs were romping around the backyard, […]

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