Monday, August 13, 2012

The Natural World

In honor of the Perseid Meteor Showers this past weekend, I thought it appropriate to begin work on SamSarah Design Studio's "S Is For Star".  This is the perfect project to use up some of the bits and pieces of floss I have rattling around. 

Continuing in the vein of the Natural World, about two months ago we bought a Trail Camera.  The camera senses motion and takes photos night and day.  We mounted the camera near a place where the deer ford Dorothy's Creek along a path.  After adjusting the height, we now have photos of animals short and tall.  
Here are a couple of fawns...

...and a young Buck.

Two deer.

The night photos use an infrared flash which the animals cannot see, and are black and white.  Just after midnight ... Here's a raccoon.  The flash makes his eyes glow.

At 6:13am as dawn breaks - a Bobcat strolls by from the left.

And here's the Bobcat again at 3:42am.
My sister and father saw the Bobcat in this area about 8:00pm one evening.  I continue to hope he'll stroll by while it is still light and I can share a color photograph. 


Margaret said...

Very cool pics! I have to admit I'd be freaked to have a bobcat so close by. But that's just me. lol! Love your choice for the next stitchy project.

cucki said...

very sweet stitchy project..
beautiful pictures..i love them so much.
hugs x

Vickie said...

Cool trail cam.

geeky Heather said...

I'd never even heard of a trail camera before...what a great idea! And how much fun to see what gems turn up unexpectedly!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Very clever idea and a lot of fun seeing what has passed by.

Lisa Lynn said...

Great pics!
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dixiesamplar said...

Amazing snaps!