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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

To Zoom Or Not To Zoom

An early riser, the Big Guy, got these great shots.
Although, not our suet feeder thief, this fox enjoys the windfall.
He also got this shot of the rare blue mushroom...

And a 'before zoom' of this hawk...
Have a nice Sunday.  We'll be planting two roses and packing for our trip to San Diego!!

17 comments:

vanillabeanbaker said...

Wow! Great shots. Travel safe and enjoy your trip to San Diego. (a little jealous that you are already able to do some planting!)

Snappy Di said...

Oh wow! Great fox photos. We had one in the neighborhood when we lived in Columbia but haven't seen any here in Roanoke. I just read about a fox attacking some people. http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Fox-attacks-3-in-VA-Beach-117856189.html

Have a great trip!!
Di

Linda Reeder said...

I little early morning camera spying gets good results.

azjuleseleven said...

WOW I love your fox. LOVE HIM!!!

Uhmmmm, when are you going to be in SanDiego? I am going next weekend..... (azjules11@gmail.com)

Jay said...

I tried to get a pic of a fox near the lake one day. He was just too camera shy though and wouldn't come back out of the woods for me.

I've never seen a blue mushroom. Wow!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kathy, Glad you got that zoom. You will LOVE it... The hardest part for me is having the zoom lens on when I need the regular one (or vice versa) --and when I get them changed, it's too late for the picture!!!!! ha ha

Great pictures of the fox and hawk...

Hope your suet feeder stays this time.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

As one with no access to wild animals I very much enjoyed the fox pictures.

Have a fun trip.

Lena said...

Wow, wonderful fox picture. I never saw a blue mushroom in my life!

Have a great trip!!

Retired English Teacher said...

I love the photos. What a special treat to see these treasures so early in the morning.

Enjoy your trip.

Purple Flowers said...

Great photos. We cleaned up our garden yesterday; it needed it badly. Then we went out for a seafood lunch - delicious!

Have a wonderful time in San Diego with your friends. I'll see you back online upon your return!

Amy said...

The fox is beautiful, the hawk, too. I've never seen a blue mushroom! It makes me think of the Smurfs!
These are amazing photos, great job!

Deb said...

Congrats to The Mr. on the fox photo...I'm imagining that rare blue mushroom was difficult to catch, too! :)

I'm a tad bit jealous of your California trip...I need to plan something for us for May, and need to get myself together to do it!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous pictures. I do not think I've ever seen a blue mushroom. I's forgotten that a fox looks different than an over grown cat. They are much prettier in the US!

Bilbo said...

Great pictures! Hope you have a wonderful trip out to San Diego...we'll look forward to the photos and stories.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I love the fox - he is so pretty. Is there really such a thing as a blue mushroom?

Have a good trip to San Diego!

Happyone :-) said...

Great shots - all of them. Love the fox.

Kay said...

That's a real mushroom? Incredible! I've never seen a blue mushroom. It looks like glass!