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Shutterbug Saturday: Wildlife

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The deer in this town are so used to not being hunted, they will come out in broad daylight, eat, play and stare at you. Some are almost tame and you can get rather close to them. They’re cute but, they will mess up a garden if it is not properly secured. I learned the hard way not to plant tulips and I discovered that they like green/white Hosta but, not the green/yellow. They will not touch Narcissus. ~Vic

Wildlife Image One
Evening Walk
04-30-2019

Wildlife Image Two
Around Town
05-22-2019

Wildlife Image Three
Grazing, fear free.
05-22-2019
Wildlife Image Four
Tried to zoom in a bit.
The fuzziness makes it look like a painting.
05-22-2019

FOTD: Bright Yellow

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I haven’t a clue what kind of flower this is but, I will dig around and see what I can find.

Addendum: This looks very much like a Forsythia. ~Vic

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Yellow Flower Bush
Around town.
Neighbor’s bush.
03-31-2019

FOTD: Tulips

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Wandering around town. ~Vic

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Tulips Image
04-10-2019

POTD: The Dead Guide

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Yes. He’s dead…by his own admission. I heard him say he was born in 1735 when addressing his tour subjects. He was pleased that I wished to photograph him. I guess the lantern adds to the spookiness.

The town I live in is haunted…in some places. It’s pretty common knowledge. It is an old town. During the summer, there are ghost tours. I’m not kidding. I might take a tour one day. ~Vic

Dead Guide Image
05-17-2019

Shutterbug Saturday: Critter Collections 2.0

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This is a continuation of nature’s creatures.
Part I was posted on April 6.
All photos are my personal collection. ~Vic

Grasshopper Image One
Just hanging out on the front porch.
10-08-2014
Grasshopper Image Two
Long legs and big feet.
10-08-2014
Butterfly Image Three
Walking around town.
Poor focus but, still beautiful.
07-31-2016
Spider Image Four
This was a huge web with an equally huge spider.
Also a poor focus. I was keeping some distance.
My phone didn’t want to coöperate.
The tan blur in the center is said spider.
09-06-2016
Spider Image Five
Another huge spider, hanging from the eave over the front porch.
A light rain highlighted the web.
09-30-2016
Mole Image Eight
I believe this cute, deceased, furry thing is a mole but, I’m not totally sure.
The neighbor’s cat brought me a present.
10-21-2016
Preying Mantis Image Six
I nearly missed seeing this after finding the mole.
She is almost the same color as the table.
Preying Mantis Image Seven
This is the first Preying Mantis I’ve seen that was brown.
Most of the ones I have encountered, before, were green.

More to come…

FOTD: Creeping Phlox

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I love these happy little flowers and they come in so many colors. ~Vic

Cee‘s FOTD challenge.

Creeping Phlox Image
Walking around town.
04-10-2019

Foto Friday: Christmas Local

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Christmas 2018 Image One
Personal Collection 12-24-2018
Iron Reindeer & Sled

Foto Friday, local flair…something a little different from Shutterbug Saturday.

Christmas 2018 Image Two
The Crawford House
Iron Sled & Reindeer in the background.
Christmas 2018 Image Three
Santa @ The Old Courthouse
Christmas 2018 Image Four
Jolly Elf
Christmas 2018 Image Five
Methodist Church
Christmas 2018 Image Six
Efland-Forrest House
Christmas 2018 Image Seven
Can you see the dinosaur with the Santa hat?
Christmas 2018 Image Eight
Psalm & Scarf Tree in front of the Fire Station.
Christmas 2018 Image Nine
Psalm 134:3
Christmas 2018 Image Ten
Take if you have need…

More to come… ~Vic