It was just so gorgeous up on the mountain. The clouds were down very low. sometimes we were right in them sometimes right above them. They were moving so rapidly that it was really hard to catch just what you wanted besides the fact that you had to find a place to pull off the road.
The ride up was incredible. The valley was full of a huge cloud and this cloud was one we drove right trough.
This little guy was working very hard loading up his shovel one dirt clod at a time until it was full and then would pick it up and fill the hole. Every now and then he would try to handle the shovel in the conventional way, with no success he would go back to loading it one handful of dirt at a time. Very adorable!
As a child I was always terrified of these bugs and we had sooooo many of them. I haven't seen one in years. Art found this little guy out by the dog dish and he was on his back. We kept turning him right side up but he seemed to have a hurt leg. After babying him for a while, feeding him, keeping him warm, giving him a dry bed, he seemed better. We'll see. Maybe he is going to make it.
Lab today in the studio was all about Z-Axis lighting, as someone so succinctly put it, "Lighting from everywhere". There were two very elaborate set ups ready to go when we got there with about 7 lights on one and 5 on the other gels, relectors, difussers all in place. Jason and Carla were good sports and hammed it up for all the photogs. Great shoot and lots of fun.
What a beauty. We have been doing this stuff for so long and we still have fun at it. She always was a ham and nothing much has changed, but now she is a mommy with her own hambones to capture in photos. Keep that camera clicking Mooshie!
Ok, The guy is stillllll on guard. Who would come out in this weather?? No one to chase so he sits in his usually look out spot and catches raindrops on his tongue and takes a bath. Too cute. 256 photos today a a hummer standing guard in the rain. Do I need to get a LIFE????
What a storm!!! We were hit by lightning twice within minutes. Too bad I was so worried about dogs and calling the fire department that I didn't get a shot of the palm tree lit up like a giant Tiki Torch. The second strike knocked out a phone line which happened to be my internet. It really was kind of cool, now that it is over. Art had to go out in the car with lightening flashing all around and try to round up our old delapidated Eva Dog. She finally came home on her own, soaking wet. At least it was good for a night inside on the sofa for two outside dogs.
Even the bees try to take over. I have only seen him take them on one at a time. When there are a whole tribe of them he leaves them alone. Smart guy!!!
He is still at it. Never learned to be sharing and caring. Where the heck is his mother or wife anyways???? I am sure a proper female could get him in line!
I took my extension rings out to just see what I might be able to find to practice on. I found this nice new sprout on my grape vine and thought I'd get a shot with the sun shining through the leaves. Little did I know I was going to capture these little tiny insects. What a nice surprise!
This little guy thinks he owns the whole feeder even though there is room for six to feed comfortably and it would take him a very long time to drink it all by himself. I have had as many as seven at one time but this guy will not let any of them have a drink if he can help it. Keeps him VERY busy.