Friday, March 23, 2012

Cameras And Carrots!"

Today has been a great day. Our super volunteers; June, Ellen, Jim, Eileen, Lisa and Dottie came out and walked our dogs for us and many of our super dogs also went for a swim in Wallace Creek and so did Lisa, because Lois Lane pulled her into the cold, clear water.

Later, on a fun walk with Ellen & Cosmo Topper, Dottie & Latoya Jackson and me with Little Lulu—Ellen found Lisa's wet socks drying on the side of the bridge and we had a good laugh about it.

When Ellen and I returned Cosmo and Lulu to their pen we forgot to close the gates behind us and Mr. T. ran out of his pen and started running all around the rescue ranch. "Tony is going to put us on probation." Ellen joked.

"Don't worry about it. He's gone to shoot pictures of the Bluebonnets, in Fredericksburg, with his sister and her friend. He'll never know about it." And about that time Lisa caught him, up near the barn. As Eileen walked him back to his pen, she teased us for letting him get loose.

"Tony is not going to be happy about this when he finds out. Which one of y'all did it?"

"Ellen and I started laughing and both started pointing fingers at each other. "No, I did it," Ellen confessed.

"No, it was my fault," I said. "And we're going to keep it a secret from Tone and..."

Today, since Tony took a day off, I decided to also and I finished reading the fabulous book, Half Broke Horses that Karin and Air Gun bought from Wolfmueller's Books, to give to me. Then I read Joe Herring, Jr.'s fascinating book, Home; Photographs Of Kerrville and I really enjoyed reading it and looking at the interesting photographs.

Early this evening, Tony and I grabbed our cameras and carrots, then we jumped into Trigger, to go find the horses and donkeys, on the ranch. Needless to say, "They loved the carrots." Here's Little Jewford saying a little prayer of thanks, before he received his delicious carrot from Tone.

Yesterday, the beautiful Monarch Butterflies arrived, so when we came back home I saw several of them , next to our front yard gate, so I shot this one with my camera. 

Y'all have a great evening!


Mari of the NoMads said...

Nancy, I'm not a butterfly expert by any means, but that's not a monarch that is shown in that GORGEOUS photo.

Monarch butterflies are still caterpillars this time of year.

Check it out.

Maybe one or more of the millions of people that read your blog can identify what you photographed. The body is so thick it almost looks like a moth, but again I know very little about these beautiful gems of nature.

Anonymous said...

virtual fan mail...:) you and mari are fun funny. great picture taking. the moths always show up on the trees, blooms,and windowsills this time of year, and the monarachs so fast you can't catch them with a camera. great blog,great animals, great fun pals y'all have.