Maybe my last post–well, here anyway.

I’ve decided to change a couple of things. I have started a new site at Lee Halvorsen Photography where all my photographs will be located. My blog is moving to Things I Notice. I have also started a Facebook page for Lee Halvorsen Photography Come to Facebook and “Like” me!!! If you actually want to buy something of mine, you can visit me on SmugMug. I am not sure what I am going to do with this site. But, come to some or all of the others. Visit, leave a comment, or…just lurk and look.  Thanks for visiting me over the years!!!!!

Younger Raccoons Visiting

Apparently the adults have moved on or been kicked out or something. We don’t see them anymore. We do see the young ones, or at least one of the  young ones. The one pictured here is (we think) the same one we see every night just after dusk. These are both shot at ISO6400, 200mm, f4.5 at 1/125.  The kids think he’s cute. I think he is a wild animal and should stay out of our yard lest he become a hat.

 

Wondering Why I Am Making Clicking Noises

Wondering Why I Am Making Clicking Noises

Looking For Pooled Water On Deck

Looking For Pooled Water On Deck

Chris - June 5, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Ha! The parents ran away from the kids!! Four rowdy little coons would send me scurrying for the woods!

Racoons! Again.

We have a family now. There are 6 of them. Four young’uns and two adults. The little ones come out to look at us but they don’t last long. The adults are sort of brazen but really not interested in coming face-to-face with us. This one came out (we think) to get a drink of water out of the tarp and to see what’s in the garbage can. This shot is from behind the glass window as he is escaping from our yard back into the woods. Next time, I will wait outside and try to be very, very quiet.

Racoon

Racoon

Cat Portraits

Our animals started having health problems and one of the things that made them better was better quality food. Our vet suggested we check out Felix & Oscar and that’s where I discovered these two felines. I never asked whether they are the Felix and Oscar that the store is named for…maybe I’ll ask the next time we’re in. Anyway, they “guard”  the store and are always about. Some folks bring in their dogs while shopping and then you don’t see the cats too much. But, when all is quiet, these two are out. I took a couple of snaps and thought you might enjoy them.

Grey Cat Being Patient With Me

Grey Cat Being Patient With Me

Black Cat - Not Quite So Patient

Black Cat - Not Quite So Patient

French in Newport News

While waiting for Kirsten to finish finals and pack up to return home with me, I went to a restaurant, The Pearl French Bistro, in Newport News. The service was quite good, the wine selection was also very good but small. The venue was attractive, quiet, and  comfortable. I started with cream of asparagus soup which was light and had just the right level of asparagus flavor! The flounder pictured below was very flavorful. The highpoint was the subtle sauce that was part of the vegetable medley over and around the fish. The bulgur was a perfect combination to the julienne veggies of smoked pepper, squash, peas, etc.  I’d go back. In fact, next fall, I will go back.

Flounder at French Pearl

Flounder at French Pearl

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