My brother, David Crook, took these pictures of a nearby dove's nest, showing the progression from the beginning of the er, birth process, to stopping for a little nap.
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My adorable niece, Emily Burton, visited Peoria this past week. During her stay, she saw lots of wildlife, because her grandpa loves to photograph anything with four feet or wings. Or rattles, but that's another story. Here is Emily's documented experience with a drowning bunny.
One day my grandfather was out watering the plants and saw something moving in the water.
It was a baby rabbit that had been looking for something to eat and had fallen in the pool.
He saved his life by getting him out and had wrapped him up in safe and warm blanket.
Finally he put him down in the rocks and went back inside. When he came out to check on him he was already gone.
What a thrilling time for my Kukuruda granddaughters and my Burton niece! Dana Kukuruda just graduated from Cal State, Long Beach with a B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Brittany graduated from the same school with a B.S. in Community Health Education and School Health Education. And Andie Burton graduated from Mossyrock High School. The top photo is of Andie and her grandmother, Janet Crook. The lower picture is of Dana and Brittany.
Another beautiful cluster of sunflowers in my backyard. All I needed to do was change the background, which was white hollow tile with a bit of drainpipe. For most of these, I used PaintShopPro Photo and Alien Skin's Snap Art software. For the last, I used Virtual Painter 5. Enjoy.
Chianti Sunflowers in my back yard. Edited using Alien Skin Snap Art Impasto filter
Chianti Sunflowers in my back yard. Edited using Alien Skin Snap Art Oil Painting filter
Chianti Sunflowers in my back yard. Edited using Alien Skin Snap Art Pastel filter
Chianti Sunflowers in my back yard. Edited using Alien Skin Snap Art Watercolor filter
Chianti Sunflowers in my back yard. Edited using Virtual Painter 5 Fauvist Oil Painting filter