Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ssssssssssssnakes and swans and shoes, oh my!

While moving closer to the shore to photograph these beautiful creatures ..

.. I nearly stepped on this beautiful creature!

Perhaps I should re-think my choice of footwear for my next adventure in nature photography!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Look who just hopped by!

Nothing like a toad gray tree frog with an attitude! His name is Tony. You got a problem wid dat?

Update: The rough skin led me to believe that this was a toad. My 13 year old gently corrected me, pointing out that toads can't hop more than an inch, and this little amphibian leapt a good 15 inches from the picnic table to the patio wall. A quick consultation with Professor Google confirmed that this is, in fact, a Hyla versicolor. It's a good thing that William is home schooled, or I'd never learn anything!