It's a holiday weekend here in the States, and I'm actually taking this next week off work as well. While some of my blog buddies have gone rock climbing, snorkeling, bar-hopping in foreign lands, whale-watching, and meeting up with virtual friends on their vacations, I'll be focused on mowing, making general repairs, mowing, cleaning, tilling, organizing and, well, mowing.
Today I thought I'd clean out the camera and share a few fun photos.
This is a frog. Resting comfortably in the crook of a column. Six feet up. Next to a hummingbird feeder. No, I do not know how it got there. Or how it got down.
Vultures are numerous around here, but they do tend to roost away from the house. Which is a good thing because the dogs go nuts when one of these birds is around. I don't know why vultures alone of all birds provoke that kind of reaction in the dogs, but on the occasions one of these birds has settled on the antenna or, as in these pictures, the electric pole, the dogs will bark their heads off at the bird until it flies away. Not that the dogs' frenzied barking or my taking pictures ruffled even a feather of this sleepy fellow.
And, since I've named my little farm Rainbow's End, an obligatory shot of its namesake. (Actually two shots, spliced together.) A perfect arch a few days ago right from my front porch.
Is it any wonder I don't feel the need to actually go anywhere else on holiday?