Jumping Bo

I took these photos last week when we had the first heavy snowfall of the year (can anyone say “drought?”). I’m constantly amazed at Bo’s athletic ability. Looking at the jump marks I estimated he leaped a distance of 4 feet. I was off by 2. He jumped 6 feet without even trying. Bo likes to leap. If you’ve ever seen the cartoon character Pepé Le Pew, that’s what he looks like when he bounds over the ground. He seems to spring straight up, hover for a couple of seconds, and then come down. I wish I could take a video of him doing it sometime. He’s so much fun to watch. Usually he jumps like that when he sees a squirrel. I think he leaps so high so he can get a better view of his prey. Last week he was jumping for the shear joy of it—no squirrel in sight. I bet he could leaped even farther if he’d been after something...

Jumping Bo

I took these photos last week when we had the first heavy snowfall of the year (can anyone say “drought?”). I’m constantly amazed at Bo’s athletic ability. Looking at the jump marks I estimated he leaped a distance of 4 feet. I was off by 2. He jumped 6 feet without even trying. Bo likes to leap. If you’ve ever seen the cartoon character Pepé Le Pew, that’s what he looks like when he bounds over the ground. He seems to spring straight up, hover for a couple of seconds, and then come down. I wish I could take a video of him doing it sometime. He’s so much fun to watch. Usually he jumps like that when he sees a squirrel. I think he leaps so high so he can get a better view of his prey. Last week he was jumping for the shear joy of it—no squirrel in sight. I bet he could leaped even farther if he’d been after something...

Hidden Picture

These deer stopped by for breakfast this morning. At first glance, I only saw the obvious one. But as I watched I realized there was more than one. If you look carefully, there are actually three deer in the photo. Isn’t it amazing how perfectly they blend into the winter landscape? Normally there should be some snow on the ground at this time of year (global warming, anyone), but they would still blend perfectly with the bushes. It’s almost impossible to see the one to the left of the big bush. If you squint your eyes and focus mainly on the patches of darkness, you can just make out its body...