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Monday, February 15, 2010

Macro Monday~2/15/10


Signs of spring...well at least in the Willamette Valley! Last week while in Portland, there were lovely flowers, like these pansies, growing everywhere. My friend's lawn is even ready for it's first mowing of the year!

Not so here in Harney County. You couldn't even buy a pansy if you wanted to...not one store has spring flowers yet...they'd just freeze and die anyhow.

But, the sage rats are starting to stir...and I know this because Bella Jo caught one and was playing "toss the rat" in the yard with it!













Enjoy your day off today for President's Day...and if you're into Mardi Gras, tomorrow's your big day!


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13 comments:

Holly said...

lovely! And ick to the rat!!!!

Kiki said...

These ar lovely... whimsical beauty! Love the purples ..and light shining is so warming.The droplets on the petals are gorgeous! beautiful work!
Kiki~

DarcC said...

What's a sage rat?

gtyyup said...

DarcC~That's a good questions, which most folks who haven't been reading my blog for too long might ask. Take a scroll down to the bottom of my page and you'll find the "tags." Click on "sage rats" and it will bring up two posts regarding sage rats. As alfalfa growers, we are plagued every year by hundreds/thousands of these nasty ground squirrel type varmints. They do a lot of damage to the crop and the land.

Ed said...

Great shots, its amazing how the weather changes from one side of Oregon to the other. Where are the pics of toss the rat..:-))

Shirley said...

Ah, spring flowers! Can't wait! You should be getting a package today with the essential oil for Colt.

jane augenstein said...

Beautiful shots of the flowers! We got a couple of inches of snow here in Ohio and maybe up to 6 more inches of the white stuff are due tonight.
Good girl Bella Joe; toss the rat! LOL

moresecretwhispers said...

oooo i bet you're happy to see spring! :)

CTG Ponies said...

I am sorely missing flowers!

picturesbybrenda said...

nothing growing here yet! I would love to see flowers!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Nothing growing here either. We've still got snow on the ground, but it is beginning to melt....and we've got gophers! gah! The electricity in our barn burned out the day before yesterday. The electrician says that a gopher probably chewed the lines going up to the barn and shorted out the electricity. So now we've got to pay several hundred dollars to rewire everything!
Damn Gophers! I hope the one that chewed our electric line....fried a painful death!

Your photos are gorgeous! I really like the black and white and the delicate water droplets.

~Lisa

gtyyup said...

Lisa~Thank you for the complements...but I have to say that the last photo is actually in color. But now that you've pointed it out, it does look like B&W!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Love the water droplets!

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