Here are some photos from a recent family get-together.
Dalton enjoyed showing off his new rabbits.
This is “Jumpers.”
We had nice weather for our gathering.
The rabbits like carrots.
Making faces for the camera.
Dalton: “Take a picture of the grass!”
Rabbits like leaves, too.
Then Dalton found this little caterpillar thing.
Cute piggy toes.
The caterpillar makes another appearance.
Grandpa pushing on the swings.
A geocaching adventure with my mom led us to an abandoned schoolhouse.
We tried to read the faded lettering — maybe it says District 2?
Some signs of vandalism.
Pretty shot through the window.
Doorway to one of the bathrooms.
I love these old doors. Such character.
I was in GR for a piano teachers conference a couple weeks back. I came up a few days early to hang out with the fam. One day, Mom and I went over to babysit the nephews for a couple of hours.
The adventures begin.
Dalton loves doing things for the camera. Ball head!
Then, Dalton wanted to try taking a photo with my big camera. This is the result. Not bad, eh?
When you get out an iPhone with the game apps, the boys become miraculously amicable. This photo is nearly framable! If only the boys were gazing at a children’s book instead of a phone. haha.
It really is a cute photo, though.
He is my parents’ dog, who loves to get himself into lots of trouble.
Here, he is smudging his wet nose on my lens. I had to go indoors to clean it off.
Let’s just say he isn’t the brightest bulb in the bunch or the sharpest knife in the drawer.
He does know how to gain pleasure form the simple things in life, though. Here is Cooper enjoying the garden hose:
He can even pick it up himself…
…or take it away from you when you need to use the hose.
Here are the last 5 butterfly photos from the Butterfly House in Whitehouse, OH.
This one was very shy, and I didn’t get a very good photo. I tried to ID him, but I couldn’t without seeing the inside of the wings.
This is a photo of the “Common Rose.”
Once again, it is surprising how different the butterflies look from the inside of the wings compared to underneath! This is the same butterfly as the last photo, taken from underneath.
This is the “Giant Owl.”
Here is one more shot of the Leopard Lacewing — my favorite I think!
Today’s 5 butterfly photos are of 2 different species. This is the “Tailed Jay.”
…and this is the “Clearwing.”
His wings really do look clear!
In this photo, I caught him in motion, flying away.
Here are 5 more butterflies for you!
I love the bright orange on this guy. Too bad I couldn’t figure out his name.
I think this is my favorite butterfly photo from the day. This is the “Leopard Lacewing.”
Believe it or not, but this is the SAME butterfly as above! The wings sometimes look very different from the top versus underneath.
This one is called the “Great Mormon.” I loved the shimmery look on his wings.
Here’s one more. He is a mystery butterfly — I wasn’t able to find him on the chart.
Today, I have 5 butterfly photos of the same species: the “Tree Nymph” or “Paper Kite.” This guy was very photogenic: