Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rural Entertainment

Yes, people in the country tend to find “different” types of entertainment. In our case, it’s usually critter entertainment of some sort. Tonight we were amused by Hazel the Kitten investigating a baby Bullsnake (non-venomous).

(By the way, what is it with our snake population this year?)

hazel_babysnake

He was kinda cute and very calm, for a snake I s’pose. I am also told that it is a blessing to have abundant and varied wildlife in one’s yard ~ it means you have a healthy environment in which to thrive. This year, our environment seems exceedingly healthy…

baby_bullsnake

I’m happy to report that both snake and kitten escaped, unscathed.

After dark, I tried my hand at night photography. Not so successful, but I will work on it. I was also reminded of our son’s favorite bedtime story when he was little. After the story, we would go down the list to wish goodnight to everything and everyone until someone fell asleep.

So here’s my Goodnight Moon, and….

gnight_moon

…Goodnight All!

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17 comments:

Elle Bee said...

Tammy, your 'not so successful' night photography looks beautiful to me. Hazel's little white ankle socks are very cute. And the snake? Although I'm not a huge fan, he's beautiful in his own right. You are blessed to be surrounded by nature.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Good Night to you too~
Carrie

Linda Stubbs said...

I have always tried to take pic's of the moon, but it doesn't work for me.

We finished the A Country Harvest fabric line and will finish the Winter Thyme tomorrow and then off they go. I will be glad it is behind me!!! Thank you for all the encouragement and the prayers. At church this morning we had a praise time of how the Lord has answered our prayers this last week. I have been totally blessed by Him for sure.
Blessings to you new friend. You truly have brightened my days.

from our front porch... said...

Tammy, Yep, when we live in the country, we find different things to amuse us! At least I know it's not just us :)
What a sweetie Hazel is!

The vet is coming from University of Tn on Wed. to check on Miss D. We are getting a little concerned. This baby just does not want to appear! I'll keep you posted.

Misha

OsageBluffquilter said...

Does that go the same for inside insects? This morning while BT was sleeping I was washing my hair. When I picked up the towel there was a big brown spider the size of a 50 cent piece (does that coin date me or what?)
I jumped everytime I tired to smash it. It was not going free!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Looks good to me too, I can never capture the moon?

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow! What a picture, the cat with the snake! Hope you had a great weekend!

Q said...

I also am entertained by nature and her critters and I am in the city! I fancy bugs and birds although kitties and snakes are fun!
Always Miss Moon entertains and all the stars....Heat and humidity return today...
Back to summer for another month.
So enjoyed your post.
Stay cool.
Sherry

Cheryl and Carman said...

Great pictures! I don't have much luck with night time pictures, I can't say I'd have thought to take Mr Snake's photo, brave...

Lara said...

We love our animals and wildlife too. I can't imagine life without them!

Terry said...

Howdy
I love your photos.
And I too am wondering what is up with all the abundant snakes this year ?
I have tried over and over to capture a beautiful photo of the moon and never did.
I have been without a camera for almost a year now and I get so envious when I see all the fabulous photos out here in blogland.
Thank you for posting your amazing photos.
Please don't stop they are such a blessing.
May the Lord bless you with many happy moments In the coming week.
Hugs
Happy Trails

Denise said...

I just discovered your blog from Jo's Brit from Tennessee. It has been a great visit. Your little kitten is so cute and your photos of her play time with that little snake were great.

Down On The Farm said...

I do not want to be blessed with a snake :)! I just can't stand them. Great photo of the moon!

from our front porch... said...

Hi Tammy, The vet did come out today and she palpated Miss D. The foal is fine-about 2-3 weeks away from birth! What a long summer so far for her...poor thing. I am going to post on the blog because so many have asked about her-including you!! Thanks for thinking of her :)
Just wish this humidity would leave so she would be more comfy!
Misha

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You are good...to get a shot of the moon like that, I've tried and never have much luck! Good post, and your kitty is adorable...the snake? Not so much...gives me the willies!
XOXO
Joni

Oz Girl said...

Really? Well, then, we certainly have a VERY healthy environment here on our 26 acres. I've lost count of all the snakes, turtles, frogs, birds that I've seen this season!

And you are definitely right about the critter entertainment. I wish I always had my camera slung around my neck to catch some of their antics. :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Awww, love this! My son is allll grown...and I wish I could shrink him little again...just for a day...ok, maybe a week...or two. I think I need grandchildren! :-) Love the kitty pic...they are sooo curious! I come across snakes around here every now and then...usually sunning themselves in my gardens. I don't mind because they eat other stuff that I definitely don't want around here. How's that for making lemonade out of lemons? :-)
Susan

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