Monday, April 30, 2007

Seen in Fuquay

I saw this collection of objects at the edge of a parking lot near where we were shopping for some paving stones on Saturday.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007


It's kinda hard to comment on the picture above. There's just something about a bright red butt that escapes words. It's safer to use the picture below as a safe haven.  But in case you're curious--that red part is just callous, no nerves, which allows for comfortable sitting on hard surfaces as seen in the picture below.

It's amazing to me how different the facial features of a baboon are to we humans--and yet at the same time so similar. If you ignore how big the nose is, this could be Uncle Frank whom you've not seen in such a long time. Hi Frank!

They have such pretty hair, don't they?

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

monkeying around at the zoo

It looks like this fellow--and such a pretty fellow he is--went to the veggie salad bar for lunch. Nothing like some carrots and greens to fortify yourself for a day of being looked at.

I took this picture at the NC Zoo yesterday. It's a Colobus monkey and they have the most amazing fur.

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Colobus Monkey fur

Here's a picture in which you can see the fur on the Colobus Monkey better. Unfortunately the plexiglas enclosure reflected light back at me from this position and so the contrast in the picture is pretty bad.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Lizard changing color

I took this picture 2 days ago on my parent's deck in SC. The neat thing about this picture is that you can see the lizard starting to change color. Note how the tail is taking on the picture of the stained wood post that the fellow is clinging to.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

where do bugs come from?

This is a picture I took last Summer. If you look at the right side of the picture I think you'll understand the title for this post.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Do I hear a rattle?

Oh, look! He's smiling.


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

shredded flowers

Flowering trees can be so pretty. I saw this one two weeks ago and took several pictures of the pretty blossoms. To me it looks like they were shreaded, but in a very becoming way.


Monday, April 02, 2007

Flying Tiger

I took these pictures on Saturday before some annoying rain moved into the area.

In the picture above you can see the Monarch from the side. I usually don't see how vividly the body is striped so I was glad to have captured this picture with a pretty sharp focus. Taking pics of butterflies, especially in a breeze, is really hit or miss.

The picture below is a more typical shot showing the butterfly from the top angle looking down on its wings.