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Capturing The Moment — Chincoteague Island Wild Pony Colt   5 comments

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Virginia Eastern Shore Chincoteague Island Wild Pony Colt — Image by kenne

“Got a new little horse
he’s handy, stout, just barely tame
Doesn’t have a pedigree
just some sagebrush in his mane.”

— from Lesley Neuman’s “Poem”

Capturing The Moment — Roadrunner Interested In Having A Conversation   7 comments

Road Runner Collage blogGreater Roadrunner On The Patio — Images by kenne

I was sitting on the patio when this guy jumped up on the wall, about eight feet from me and started making talking noise, so I began making a similar noise back. He was looking at the water fountain to his left and the olive tree to his right, which is the home of tree lizards. These attractions seemed to neutralize my present. Even so, he continued to talk — maybe he was fussing!

I think he was telling me to leave, while I was wishing I had my camera. Assuming he would not be there if I went for the camera, I still took a chance and went inside.

To my surprise, he was still there when I returned — even more surprised as I moved in closer than I had been when he first appeared. The conversation continued as I clicked away.

One of the characteristics of these birds is that of having a mind of their own — sometimes their behavior is very unpredictable, making them fun to watch and even more so if they carry-on a conversation.

In a few minutes he ran on without a lizard or getting water.


Road Runner 07-14-13

Scarlet Macaw — A Bird Of Many Colours   1 comment

Tucson Folk Festival 2013

Tucson Folk Festival 2013

Tucson Folk Festival 2013

Tucson Folk Festival 2013

Scarlet Macaw — Images by kenne

I am a bird with many colours. Find me in the zoo.
I’m known for flying in the rainforest and talking too.

I can say almost anything you want me to say.
It is odd for a bird, but but I am odd, so anyway…

I am also known for sailing in the ocean free
But yoho, yoho, a pirate’s life for me.

I think that my name is quite obvious by now
I’m definitely not a hamster, a snake or a cow.

I have many colours and I’m the pet of a pirate.

I talk like a human, I must be a parrot!

Whyvillian Poet

Whyvillian Poet


Capturing The Moment — Eastern Collared Lizard   3 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Eastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert is our reptile friends, most scurrying about, making it challenging to photograph.
But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock.
I have other photos of the lizard from earlier springs and could have easily used one of them,
but this image was taken a week ago.

Welcome back, my friend — it is springtime in the Sonoran desert.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Kika’s Space   6 comments

Phoneline 12-21-12

Kika’s Space — Image by kenne

Misc Photos March 2010Anyone who has a cat will recognize this image. It’s their nature to be in the middle of whatever you are doing.

Being a blogger, I have noticed that many bloggers share photos of their cat(s). The other day when I saw yet another blogger cat image, Kika was in her usual place asleep in a position similar to the blogger’s cat. So, I captured the above image — cats being cats!


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