Monday, June 10, 2013

With Just One Look

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  Sometimes, we can just give our mom one look and she catches on that we'd really like to go on an adventure.  Take the other day, for instance, all Zimmie and I had to do was look at Mom like this:

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"Don't worry, Mom.  I'll find a way to entertain me and my kid sister."

... and we were off on a nice nature walk! Zim, Dave, and all who came before us have trained my mom really, really well!  All it took was one look!

As you know, we've been helping Mom photograph birdies and wildflowers lately. Zim and I thought we'd share some more with you, if that's OK.

When we left on our walk, we saw this birdie right in our neighborhood:

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House Sparrow

I spotted some wildflowers growing in the side of a rocky hillside.  Zim showed you Showy Evening Primrose yesterday; these are Missouri Evening Primrose.

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Missouri Evening Primrose

I'm from Missouri, so I'm more familiar with them.  They are so intensely yellow!  Almost like neon!

Speaking of yellow, we also saw our favorite yellow-bellied birdie - the Western Meadowlark.

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"Wait.  I forgot what I was going to do..."

Mom said she could relate really well to the look he had in that picture.   Here he is again:

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"Oh!  Oh, yeah.  Ahem.  ♫  Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam♩..."

Silly birdie!

Zimmie spotted lots more stuff out in the open fields, like these wildflowers:

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Spider Milkweed

Zimmie's good at finding everything!

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My brother Zim!

We also saw this woodpecker guy WAY up high in a cedar tree:

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Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker

Isn't he wonderful?

We also saw this wildflower growing all over the place:

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Cobaea Beardtongue

Mom also saw some up at that Top of the World place when she went there without me and without Zim.  !!!  We might let her post what she saw on our blog - or we might not.  We can't believe she went up there without us!!!

Speaking of the top of the world, they cut a new road into our neighborhood and it is a REALLY steep hill!  When you get to the top, you DO feel like you're on the top of the world!  This is from a while ago, but I wanted to share it with you:

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Me.  Cammie.

Do I look happy there?  How 'bout another shot?

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Me, smiling!

Anyway, I hope that's not too many photos.  Let's head home.

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Me and Zimmie

Oooooh.  And my mom put this on FaceBook, but we thought all of you would be very interested in seeing it.  I was out alone with Mom the other evening.  We were coming back in through the garage like always, when Mom got in a big hurry!  She swooped me inside, did that "squee" thing, and grabbed Dad and the camera.  They went back outside ... and right there!  Right by the door to the garage.  Well.  Check him out:

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Micro-mini baby bunny

That's Dad's hand, so you can tell how TINY that baby bun is. Can you believe that?!? And how could I have missed him!? And why was Mom glad I did miss him?

Anyway, Dad herded him into the garden and we haven't seen him since, so hopefully his bunny mama hopped over to him and escorted him home.

Thanks for coming on our adventure with us!

Camo!

15 comments:

  1. looks like a mini snack camo!

    Nora

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  2. OMD we are there with Nora. My peeps would have done the same thing ruin my fun opps I meant snack or maybe I meant both. Lovely wildlife. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Gorgeous Sibes, beautiful birdies and adorable baby bunnies, what a way to start a Monday! We hope that baby bun was safe!

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  4. You should leave the bunny alone so it can grow up all big and strong. THEN you can eat it! It's not even a mouthful right now.

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  5. your mom is well educated in the "time to walk the sibs and keep them from getting bored" look. ;)

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  6. We like this post a LOT.. the PRIMROSE and the BUNNY are our favorites though.

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  7. You sure have a big smile on your face at the top of the world Cammie.

    Millie & Walter

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  8. You should have offered that baby rabbit some carrots!

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  9. The Spider Milkweed is just beautiful! We love going on your birding and wildflower adventures with you, guys!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  10. Sure you know how to convince your mom!
    Glad you had a nice walkie.
    It is a very small bunny!
    I hope he is safe with his mom!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  11. I really like that Cobaea Beardtongue. You have learned the "look" very well. My MOM was just about to grab a leash and take you two out for an adventure.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  12. lovely photos, love the bunny. I am all too familiar with that "look"

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  13. Cammie, we love how you and Zim double team your mom :D great adventure! the Beardtongue is awfully pretty. The birds too! We must admit we drooled a bit over the micro mini bun, but our mom was all a-squee :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  14. Beautiful pictures. You will get whatever you want with that look
    Benny & Lily

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  15. Nothing beats a fun adventure!

    However, I can't believe you missed the baby bunny!! Unfortunately, Titus and been overly vigilant in our yard this spring, much to mom's horror. Esther really needs to teach her kids to stay out of our yard.

    Khady Lynn

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