Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Creatures, Big and Small

We spent Labor Day weekend in South Georgia, and much of our time there was spent in the woods, on the trails, exploring, wondering, admiring. We marveled at every animal we saw, big and small, common and rare, tame and wild. These are a few of our encounters.

Look! Deer tracks!

Can you spot the spider?
A seed pod opened up by...?
A rat snake, who had just swallowed something very big...
A five (plus) foot Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, my first encounter...
This very grateful dragonfly we rescued...
A caterpillar...
A butterfly...
Grandma's beloved kitty cat...
And Magnus. This might have been Magnus's last trip to Georgia, and we are so grateful he was able to join us. He enjoyed himself so much, and rested in the sunshine to his heart's content.
He even made a few friends.

2 comments:

kollene carlsson said...

omg I love the butterfly on the doggie's paw! adorable! and wow, does that cat ever have an old soul... those eyes... amazing! great fun you must have had... snakes and all!

Mama Bird said...

These photos are gorgeous! I don't know about that rattlesnake though, Yikes! And the butterfly on Magnus's paw... says so much. Hugs.