Meet the newest member of our family. He is my son's little puppy and his name is Capone! He is 7 weeks old, a boxer mix. Mother is boxer and father is unknown. The lady we got him from is a very caring person, and even gave him a bath before handing him over to us.
He is loved so much by my son already, and I think the feeling is mutual as you can see in these photos. Capone likes to put his head in my son neck and nap.
I am looking up on Google for the identification of this butterfly since I didn't get to see the underside wings. Its wings are pretty tattered when it came landing on the wall of my house. It is either a Question Mark butterfly or an Eastern Comma butterfly.
Since we have a wet summer so far, I seem to see many of these brown, four spotted wings dragonflies this year around yard. Upon looking up, I learned they are called Common Whitetail Skimmers. This is a young male skimmer since his tail has not yet developed the white color.
This orange dragonfly came back to my garden too and hung around for the afternoon. I haven't seen butterflies yet beside the Cabbage White flitting overhead.
While I was filling one of the bird feeders, this male house finch came perching and I got two shots of it. It didn't hang around for long. I think if I didn't make any movements then it would have stayed longer.
I would have loved to keep shooting, but sometime it is just not so. You get what you get, and that's it! He hasn't return to visit even after the feeders are filled.
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy