I was finally able to capture a decent shot of a frequent ranch visitor. A Cooper's Hawk. As Paige and I were driving up the hill to our house in the middle of the day, this guy was perched on the T-post waiting for something to capture himself. Or maybe, he too was fooled by the Flipping the Bird Decoys that are still sitting upon the fence.
Well, whatever the reason, I was glad to have my camera laying in the passenger's seat ready to go. This guy is really big. The photo doesn't do it justice. I wish I had a gotten a little closer.
A little later in the afternoon, we found a grasshopper on one of Bryce's boots. Now, I'm not usually keen on picking up crawly things but when I was a kid I would catch grasshoppers all day long growing up in Penngrove. I thought it was so much fun. And I haven't done it since, until this day. And it was just as fun!
I wanted Paige and Bryce to experience the feeling of holding a grasshopper....Paige went for it, Bryce did not.
And this is how we ended the day......yet again.