Natural camouflage coloring helps hide deer from their predators.
Three turtles soaking up the sun.
Deer roam Heckrodt Wetlands Reserve.
Introducing Snickers, our new grand dog. Beau, her half brother, was the sleeping puppy posted a few days ago.
. . . but not so much any more these days.
But the face is red.
Makes his presence known every sunrise, and whenever else he feels like crowing.
Farmhands regularly talked to their animals as they trained and cared for them.
This playful little guy continually scampered up a tall stump then leaped off kicking into the air frequently dispersing others from his area.
We were told that this yearling is considered a baby until he’s three. He took a shine to Lois.
These huge Clydesdales perform with amazing alacrity and grace.
We missed the shot. As Big Ben was getting prepared to pull his cart, this mother cat scrambled out behind him carrying a kitten by the nape of its neck. She seemed concerned about having her kittens share quarters with the Clydesdales.
. . . at the size of a Clydesdale’s hooves.
A Clydesdale stallion looked us over as we looked him over.
We were on our way out the door when Suzi said . . .
I’ll be fine when you’re gone
I’ll just cry all night long, say it isn’t true
And don’t it make my brown eyes blue
Our grand dog Suzi feigns interest in son Ted on our deck; actually, she really wants to chase the rabbit sitting beyond in our back yard.
On Thanksgiving Day we count our blessings. The turkey . . . not so much.
Driving east into the sun following the Wisconsin River, the early morning sun backlit a cloud of fog hovering over the river beyond the tree line and a horse grazing in front of it along Hwy 60.
Harnessed horses worked in teams pulling wagons and powering machines during Pioneer Days just as they did in earlier times. John was reminded of Prince, his favorite horse on his aunt and uncles’ farm.
The Como Conservatory is flanked by the Como Zoo. We snapped this photo as we looked downward while leaving . . . because we could only get a partial photo of a sleeping male lion for our previous NEW Zoo series.