Conflict in the Woods

At first I was going to leave Buttercup home so I could have a better chance to see wildlife.

I relented and let her come along. We heard snarling and hissing. I wondered what it could be, but Buttercup recognized those hen house raiders from some previous midnight encounters. One went up a tree, while the other tried to hold off the dog.

In this case I actually got the shot thanks to my assistant, Buttercup – and she also served as model 🙂 Good Girl, Buttercup!

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Rosy Ruffles

Soft rains, balmy breeze, a little sunshine – weather can create a rosy outlook on life. Or for life 🙂

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This little wild rose seems to be anticipating spring’s arrival, even dressing up a little, with a rosy tint to both the stem and the festive ruffled edges of the emerging leaves. It is still guarded by those curving thorns, though!

I am also enjoying the much needed rains, followed by warm, sunny weather. Actually, as soon as this posts, I will grab my camera and head back out the door. Woo hoo!