a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Some Photos from Taj MuttHall Yard

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some Photos from Taj MuttHall Yard

SUMMARY: Spring! Sproing!
Momma dove cocks her head at the camera and tripod and oddball human balancing on the side of the hot tub.
Taj MuttYard has this old dying--well, ok, dead--apple tree that these big old bees just love. Bees bigger than the first joint on my thumb. They never sit still, never, buzz buzz buzz bumble bumble bumble. Need to figure out a better way to try to get a clearer shot. There are Big Black Bees--
and Big Yellow Bees. [Note added later in the evening: These appear to be The bees appear to be Xylocopa varipuncta (Valley carpenter bees), and the male is yellow, the female black!
And sproinging around in the yard--Human Mom is on a quest to get an awesome Tika With Favorite Toy shot. Not there yet, but this is kind of getting there.

Boost helps Human Mom figure out camera angles.


  1. First word through my mind when I opened your blog and saw the dove picture was "Ohhhhhh" it was so lovely! Love the spider plant (?) leaf curve and the lighting. It's my favorite of the whole bunch!

  2. Thanks. You're right, it's spider plant. She didn't pick the most beautiful setting for her nest, so I take what I can get!

  3. I love that dove picture too, especially with that natural frame.