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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Can't we just take a walk and love one another?

We start with our hero in search of the bunny he just saw...

Later, we come across this little guy.  Oh, and the two photobombers in the foreground of the first snap...

Here they are... oops, private moment...

I still have no idea what these little guys below are.  What I know:  1) 70% of the time I find them under maple trees;  2) they have strong, woody runners for roots;  3) they go from little white flower clusters to the little green berry clusters you see there, and finally the berries go black.

I saw the big guy in the sun- but not the other one tucked in the shade right by him.

Scrappy did when they took off though, and at a breakneck pace leisurely jog, we arrived at the scene.  Scrappy scouted the area while I held a conclave with his eminence...

With the unsurprising result that Scrappy got all tangled up.

"Would you please get me outta here?"

Daddy and Boy.

Oh, just for you cats that don't get me on FB too, here's some pics of the former shy boy now camera ham...


  1. Chris:
    ---When it comes to your NEVER disappoint.
    ---Nice butterflies (whatever they are...gotta look those up).
    ---And that cardinal picture - SPECTACULAR.
    (must have some "Audubon" in you)
    ---Scrappy got stuck?
    (hope it wasn't any brambles)
    ---Peanut strikes again...he's SO cute and happy.
    (remember when WE were that way?)

    Very good post.

    Stay safe (and well-travelled) up there, brother.

    1. I just looked oit up- it is a Pearl Crescent butterfly. If you blow up my picture, "The small white crescent moon on the wing of the Pearl Crescent Butterfly is a good indicator to use for identifying it."

      I remember happy, not so much cute...

    2. ---I verified your lookup on that butterfly (good call), courtesy of "The Butterflies of Indiana" by Ernest M Shull (1984) - great book.
      ---Almost thought it was a silvery checkerspot...they're of the same sub-genus.
      (not that we know that kinda stuff, right? lol)

    3. Well, the wiki does say there are some variations...

  2. Oh my gosh, he is getting so big! What a ham! I love seeing his smiling face, especially since I don't get on Facebook very often.

    Scrappy is a fantastic hunter! Our dogs found a rat in our yard last night. Gah!! Not cool.


    1. I talked to him last night on the phone. He said, "Gooblllgubbelgurble". I said something similar back. He laughed.