Friday, July 31, 2009

Foto Friday: Marley Elly Mae and Me

We live in the woods and in the woods, cute things happen...

Tuesday, when I arrived home from work, I let Elly out as I always do. Mr. R was headed to the barn to feed the animals, and as is her tradition, she bolted like lightening to follow him.

Not paying attention, I kept hearing this squawking bird and then realized Elly was pouncing back and forth like a boxer around something... Unbeknown to me, she was interrogating this baby bird!

I believe it's a Green Herion b/c we have a lot of these around... poor thing must have fallen out of its nest!!

Seems Elly was moving too fast for me to catch a good shot, but she was being nice to the baby -- I think it was more freaked out by my shoving a large, black, loud, clicking thing in her face, but it was important that I documented the whole cute scene! Aren't you glad I did?? :)

Sweet baby... I hope she's OK!

On another note... last weekend I went over to Raleigh to see my Sister, Brother and SIL and my 7 nieces and nephews --

I heart them.
The Adults.
Praying to the god of swimming.
What nice ears you have.
What would swimming be if I didn't bite my tube?
Come on! JUMP!
Mama... I'll rub your head and make you feel better.
Can't you see I'm having a private moment!?
One. more. piece.


I'm gettin' outta here.

Auntie Anne with all the kiddos.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Izzy said...

I've never seen a baby herion before -- too cute! But you're lucky, my dogs would have ripped it to shreds. Guess your dog has better manners :)

Saskia said...

Aww, the baby heron is so sweet! I bet Elly was really intrigued!

Have a lovely weekend xxx

Sara said...

Elly Mae is such a cutie! Love her little dozie tummy. Hope the baby is okay.

Cocaine Princess said...

You are a fabulous photographer. Such a great and natural shot.

Cocaine Princess said...

P.S. I bet you are one of the best aunts ever Anna considering what a warm and compassionate person you are.

Lauren said...

Wow...those are all great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures today. Have a blast over your weekend!

Allyson said...

What great pics! Looks like the pool was a grand ol' time :)

I hope the birdie is doing ok! Poor little thing. It sure is adorable though!

Happy Friday!

Lucy Marie said...

Great photos! Those shots you captured of elly with the baby bird are awesome. Have a great weekend. xoxo, Lucy

Cole said...

Great pictures of Elly and the heron! Beckett would have been behaved too (I think!), but the doxie hunting instinct with Meadow is strong; the poor birdy would have been toast.

Have a great day!

Erin said...

That little Elly Mae...she is so cute!
Looks like a good time with family...Nothing better! Have a good weekend!

Lil' Woman said...

Great pictures...the pup looks scared! :)

Miss Anne said...

OMG. Elly Mae is a little peanut!

That bird is such an interesting creature! The green legs are fascinating! :)

Those kids are precious! Such true joy in their eyes! :)

No doubt they loved having you!


Just Add Walter said...

great pictures...

that bird is crazy looking but made for some great kodak moments with little Elly

Miss E said...

That little birdie is big compared to Elly :) So cute!

And how adorable are your nieces and nephews?! So fun that you get to go visit them all! What a brood!

Ashley said...

what an adorable group shot with the kiddies!

Lucky in Love said...

Great pics! Love it!

Ms. Salti said...

Super cute pics. Glad you had so much fun at the pool.

Megan said...

Awwwwwww........the baby birdy is TOO CUTE!!!

Love all the pics from your visit! Looks like everyone was having a great time!