Who is getting the reward in this picture?  The newborn hummingbird getting a meal?  The hummingbird mom who just was rewarded with two little hatchlings?  Or, me for having them perched just above my barbecue? I wasn’t able to barbecue at all that season because of the little babies.  That was three years ago and now they have a nest in another tree by the spa. I’ve stepped out several times to take a photo of the mother nesting but she is still too timid and immediately flies away.  This time the nest is hidden on a heavily leafed branch and it’s more difficult toRead More →

My husband has been crying for months for me to post a picture of the bats that hang around on the porch at night at our cabin; Ironworks.  It’s not my fault.  I just finally gave in to keep him from tormenting me further.  This looks like mom, dad and the little one resting on dad or moms back.  They are literally hanging at the peak of our porch ceiling.  So, again, if I’ve creeped you out it’s not my fault.  I have to live with him.  You don’t.  LOL  Read More →

As we drove along the primitive road in our yellow convertible corvette, city slickers at their best, we realized that we were not going to make it to the Lodge as we reached the second creek wash. It was filled deep with water that would have reached mid way up the door on the car. We called the Lodge to let them know we would not be able to get to them. They quickly replied, “not to worry… we will pick you up”. We drove back into town and one of the ranch hands picked us up. Luggage in hand we arrived safely at CherryRead More →

My nerves were frayed to the limit when the hubby brought this baby snake into the house in his gloved hand.  I’m in the dining room working on my blog as he places the snake near my face to introduce us.  After a well deserved tantrum on my part, we took the snake back outdoors to release it.  That’s when the little bugger (not the hubby) coiled up and attempted to do his first rattle.   Hubby’s lucky that he picked the young critter up with a heavy-glove as it did turn out to be a rattler of sorts.  My guess is it’s a Razorback.   The snake was actuallyRead More →