It’s been about a month since Canyon showed up on my blog, so…

I caught our big, orange tom cat, Canyon, in the middle of a yawn as he transitioned from a nap to a meal (and then another nap).  I aspire to be him one day…

I have been working on improving my photography skills through this blog longer than I’ve had my big, orange tom cat, Canyon.  He made his debut in June 2012 and has been featured off and on since then with my youngest daughter, in sweet poses with Calista, and while misbehaving.  Looking back at the photos of […]

At least I believe this is a red admiral butterfly hanging out in my chives…

While I’ve encountered skinks in the yard over the years, they’ve always been fast to scurry away once we made eye contact.  This northern prairie skink seemed to be craving the warm, spring sun as much as I was and lingered long enough for me to capture him on film.  I learned that the male […]

In their final stage of life, butterflies don’t eat at all.  Rather, they live off of the fat accumulated during their caterpillar stage and sip liquids like nectar, water, and the juice of decaying fruit.