Monday, May 7, 2012

Today in Nature

I saw a Black Swallowtail in the yard. First time ever. I hurried outside with my camera but alas, it was gone. Of course, there are always other things to take pictures of in my secret garden. Like my largest male duck, Kippur. He's always got a couple of ladies with him and he is very impatient. If I don't throw out the food quick enough, he tends to bite my thigh. This is his "Where the hell is the food?" look:

Muscovy Portrait

He's got the cutest spotted feet:

Spotted Duck Feet

And even though I didn't get a shot of the Black Swallowtail, nature did reward me with a consolation prize:

Three-spotted Skipper

Life is good. :)

10 comments:

Catherine... said...

Hi Laura,
Just popped over from Creativity in flight.... wow that's some duck...love the feet... like the consolation prize...

Unknown said...

Wow! Fabulous photographs!! See you in CIF!

Nichole Renee said...

Wonderful!! It was nice of nature to reward you after the missed opportunity.

And I love those spotted feet! Remind me to tell you about "our" duck Rohrschach...

Laura said...

Thanks girls! He does have the cutest feet, doesn't he? Nichole, I would love to hear your ducky story!

Catherine... said...

Laura, hope you don't mind I have used some of your fantastic photos as my inspiration...they are on my blog... Wish I could grow Powder Puff flowers here.. :)

Laura said...

I'm honored Catherine! So glad I could provide some inspiration for your beautiful watercolor art!

Veronica said...

Hi Laura, I found you over at Creativity in Flight. Your blog is fabulous and your photography is so enviable! Will pop by again! Veronica

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Hello Laura,
I'm popping over from Catherine's blog. I can certainly see where she took inspiration from! Very fun blog:)

Laura said...

Hi Veronica! Thank you for your visit! Creativity in Flight is a fun workshop so far with lots a great inspiration!
Hi Christine! Thank you so much for your visit and your work is amazing! I was blown away! Thank you for following my blog too!

Alex said...

I just LOVE your new blog design. It is fun and whimsical.
The spotted duck feet are too cute.