Saturday, October 27, 2012

Little Fox

I went back to Valley Forge today to look for the fox I saw yesterday.  There he was at the edge of the field by the side of the road.  I could see he was sick.  He had mange and his eyes were puffy.  I wish I could have just picked him up and taken him to a good vet.

Bad Toto

Monday, October 22, 2012

Yumiko and Olivia and the National Honor Society

Tonight was the ceremony to induct new members into the Radnor High School National Honor Society.  Yumiko and her friend Olivia both were inducted.  Ken and I are so proud.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Now What Are You Doing? (Click Photo for MUCH better view.)

I was walking in the woods and came across this big old eight point buck lying down resting in the woods.  My heart stood still and I quietly began to take his photograph, but I didn't like the way he was positioned.  I walked quietly all around him from far off, but the pictures didn't get any better.  The deer was totally unfazed by my presence.  So I figured I needed to get him up on all fours to get a better picture, but I didn't want to scare him away.  I jumped up and down, lifted a big branch in the air, made a growling sound, but the old buck wouldn't budge.  Finally I set the camera up on the tripod and stabilized it.  Then I walked right up to the buck who finally got up.  I then ran back to the camera and clicked the shutter.  You can see the buck is wondering what the heck I am doing.  He stuck around for a little while (see for another view) but finally ambled off to find a girl friend.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Oven Bird Under the Bush

I have to say I am having way too much fun finding new little birdies every day at Valley Forge.  Today I saw a lot of little flutterers in a large bush so I set up my tripod with the legs very low and sat down and waited for somebody to come into my view finder.  Instead a loud racket ensued.  I could hear a number of little wrens screaming out to their buddies that a big giant with a camera had just invaded their space.  In a few minutes all the noise died down and all the little flutterers flew away.  I decided to just sit and wait to see how long it would take for them to come back.  I sat and waited probably 15 minutes when I heard a little rustle in the leaves.  And there in front of me was this beautiful new bird I hadn't seen before - the "Oven Bird."  Here he is for your viewing pleasure - just a tiny beautiful little bird.