Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another nice walk...

We're having beautiful weather this week, and the dogs and I had a nice walk this afternoon. We saw lots of honeybees:



A hawk moth (aka hummingbird moth, aka super-cool moth!):



The dogs had a nice swim in the river:




Lots of frogs hopping about today:



Tristan had a dip in our algae-clogged pond:



And a non-rainbow rainbow... it wasn't raining, so there must be another name for this horizontal prism-thing in the sky. Anyone?



Meanwhile, Alex enjoyed a nap on the front porch.


A lovely day!

13 comments:

  1. Nice day! Its already steaming here in Atlanta. I am envious.

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  2. Ooh I love that frog. It's a beauty as is the Humming bird moth

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  3. All those photos are splendid and totally unique. Never see those sceneries on my Toronto walks. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. LOVE the moth and that non-rainbow is awesome. I've never seen one like that!
    And do my eye deceive me or is that kitty a tri-pod? Before I got Tux and Peno I was about to adopt a tri-pod kitty, but he found a home just the day before!

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  5. Wonderful photos Natalie. Sure makes the spirit feel wonderful when the weather is this lovely. BTW, love your new haircut in your earlier post. Suits you!

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  6. Yikes--didn't that algae-covered swim take some serious cleanup afterwards? (Gave our dog a bath yesterday--no fun!)

    You have the most colorful frogs!

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  7. It's a sun dog! I see them here all the time. It's like a mini rainbow! Love all your pictures, especially the frog, bee, and moth, and . . .oh, okay. I love all of them!

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  8. I remember the first time I saw a hummingbird moth. I was a bit freaked out until I figured out what it was!

    Steph, hope Atlanta cools down a bit.

    Wanderingcat, that is indeed a tripod. Alex was found in a leghold trap (!) in Cornwall. Some kind soul rescued him and took him to the SPCA, where they amputated his leg. Six weeks later we adopted him. He's a very mellow, big guy.

    Paula, glad you like the photos and the hair!

    Claudia, you can still find neat things on Toronto walks, but you have to look harder. :)

    Marylee, the slime doesn't stick to the dogs (fortunately.) That pond comes from an underground spring. Eventually we are going to get a windmill to aerate it, but the frogs LOVE it there, as do the dogs.

    Genny, sundog, yes! I've heard of those. Thanks!

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  9. Beautiful photos again. You have the Knack, Knat. And I noticed the same rainbow slice that evening.

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  10. The Sundog is also known as a Fire Rainbow. Sometimes they're really vivid, but you don't see those too often. Or rather I don't see them often where I live. Sure is pretty though. :)

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  11. Anonymous3:00 pm

    was it one of YOUR bees? how are they doing?

    love the transparent wings on the moth.

    the frog pic is INCREDIBLE!! they certainly developed quickly. I think Nige's are still tadpoles (at 54° north)

    i was going to say "sundog" also but several beat me to it! beautiful picture.

    Alex and the life of Riley. ;)

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  12. "Fire Rainbow" is so beautifully descriptive! Thanks for telling me about that, Kristine.

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  13. Fran and Dr. Sloth, thanks for the compliments.

    Dr. Sloth, my bees all died last fall so it wasn't one of mine, but i should be getting my new bees very soon.

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!