Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Stills: Fins, Feathers, and Fur

Even though I live on a river it is close to impossible to photograph fish--the water is so clear (at least when there is water) that the fish usually see you before you see them and skedaddle. So, I'll have to pass on the fins category.

A lovely sunset tonight and feathers allows me to introduce you to Mr. Blue, my newest rooster, who came to live with us two weeks ago. He was among a truckload full going to slaughter with our house carpenter and I asked if I might have him. He is what would be called an Easter Egger because of his blue egg genes. His father is an Ameraucana but he is crossed with something else yet showing some Blue Wheaten coloring in his tail.  Isn't he spectacular?

And from the archives for fur I can think of no better example than Francisco. I call this photo the Big Bed Wolf. I recently had to take him on a business trip and board him for the day at my client's kennel. The moment we walked in, the staff exclaimed "look at that upholstery!"

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Ed said...

Cool shots, love the rooster at sunset..Well done..:-))

Jemm said...

He is a beautiful rooster! Is he superimposed on the sunset?? If not, that is a heck of a photo :)

Anonymous said...

A very handsome addition to your already large flock of roosters. :) The colors are like a painters palatte.

Your dog looks very much like a wolf in the face, but I'm sure she's a sweetie. :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

The big bed wolf... Oh, that's really bad. But funny. I'm not sure I've ever seen a picture of Francisco. I didn't realize he had red hair.

Great rooster shot!

VioletSky said...

Gorgeous rooster
That is a calendar shot

Ebie said...

Hi Sage, what a beautiful backdrop for the rooster! I'd like to see the blue eggs in the future!

Francisco is just so adorable!

Ann said...

The rooster is very handsome, you may not like it, in Borneo, such a handsome rooster is prized for Cok fighting.

When I was a teen, Mum had a rooster like that, a man came and offered $500, my brother Joseph didn't want to part with it. The next day, it was poisoned.

Ann said...

As for our Paradise ducks, it is good that it is partially protected. I do not know who is allowed to hunt them. They are really so handsome.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! He does look like a wolf! Cool!
And your new roo is one handsome devil! His feathers remind me of a painting.


Steffie said...

I love your rooster. Glad you saved him from the butcher, that would have been such a waste of a lovely animal. And the dog of course is absolutely adorable ;-)

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