Man’s Best Friend

Photographed this border collie the other day at a Sheep Festival. He was patiently waiting his turn to go to work herding.


Happy Valentines Day


Sheep Shearing

I had some photo fun at a Sheep Festival yesterday that included sheep shearing.  It was evident that the guy doing the shearing has to be in good shape and somewhat of a contortionist.  It was also evident that the sheep being sheared aren’t really that happy about it.  Facebook friends, click on the link below  to see entire blog post.

Let’s get this party started.

 

Just try to relax.

 

Good girl.  We’re making progress. Just close your eyes and think calm thoughts.

 

Hang in there.  We’re almost done.

 

Okay, off you go.  That wasn’t so bad, was it?


Luna Moth

I spotted this beautiful luna moth today on a fence post. Check out its funky antennae. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen one so it was my bonus capture of the day. I think its one wing was broken, though, which made me sad.

 


Lake Apopka Pump House


Peregrine Falcon

This is the fastest member of the animal kingdom, diving at speeds of over 200 mph in order to snatch medium size birds in mid-air. Yikes! According to Wikipedia, “The air pressure from a 200 mph dive could possibly damage a bird’s lungs, but small bony tubercles in a falcon’s nostrils guide the shock waves of the air entering the nostrils (compare intake ramps and inlet cones of jet engines), enabling the bird to breathe more easily while diving by reducing the change in air pressure.”


Angel Wings