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Friday, November 11, 2011

A sunset romp and bobcat kitten!

My malaise was eradicated by a stunning sunset romp. The Labraduo was in fine form.
As the sun dipped below the mountains, the cloud bank above us caught on fire.
The Duo reflected the amazing sky color.
Finally, as day became dusk, the cloud bank turned purple. Sights like this one are why I try to be outside every day during the hours of magic.

Any hint of lingering malaise was put to rest when I visited my most long standing (18 months) and productive wildlife camera. A coyote couple had marked the scent post two days ago. I loved capturing the instant that the dirt was flying backward from the coyote kicking with his hind paws like we've seen our dogs do.
Then, the crown jewel - the mother bobcat and her kitten visited the scent post during the day yesterday. You can see the mother's hind end leaving the picture frame and the kitten in the center. That was the first photo as they arrived - and it clearly shows that the kitten is not even close to full grown. The curious kitten paused to sniff the message left by the coyotes.
Then, the cute feline walked toward the camera, pausing in a ray of sunshine. His face melted my heart! I'm rooting for this young guy to make it all the way to independent adulthood.
My malaise is gone!


  1. Here's to malaise dispelling sunset romps !

  2. Oh, he is gorgeous! Love the coyotes, too!

  3. Love the Labraduo!!! And that "fire" could - just amazing!!!

  4. WOW! Such amazing pics of the sunset, labraduo, baby bobcat and the dirt throwing coyote. You are so lucky and we understand after all that you would feel better too.

  5. Hi Y'all,

    Rooting with you for the kitten. What a marvelous shot.

    Those shots of the Duo are grand. However, the cloud bank in the setting sun gave me pause. What an unbelievable sight!

    Thanks for sharing the magic of your world.

    BrownDog's Human

  6. Glad you're better. That is a glorious cloud formation! And a bobcat kitten. What a treat!

  7. A day in the woods can cure a lot of ills.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  8. The last picture with that Babyface Bobcat is perfect! Also the sky pics just blow me away. I have never Seen colors like this in clouds.

    I gotta have another look!

    Cheers and hugs,
    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  9. I need to get another dog so I go outside at sunset more! Those pics are fabulous! What a cute kitty - I, too, hope he survives to establish his own territory.

  10. cool shots of the wildlife.
    Benny & Lily

  11. OH my KB you never dissapoint us. What amazing shots.

    And my heart just leaped when I saw the kitten following her mom. I was worried about the youngin.

    So glad you are feeling better too.

    Bert and My Vickie

  12. That sweet innocent face has given me a smile tonight!! From Tennessee we're cheering for this kitten too!!! It looks pretty well fed--Its tummy looks full! :-)

  13. Stanzie kicks like that after every pee. She's our 'coyote girl'!


  14. I caught Pip doing the backwards kick in our new yard today - it was his first time doing so in the new space!

  15. What a beautiful winter sunset! I love it when the sky is on fire like that! Gorgeous!

  16. I'm glad you had the sunset you needed to pull through!

    Is it unusual for bobcat kittens to be that small going into winter? Is it possible he was born rather late this year? He is just so darned cute!

  17. Hi All, I was feeling good and now I feel even better thanks to your gorgeous photos. Thanks. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

  18. What a great day you all had! Wow! That bobcat kitten is just precious :D And your fire in the sky shot...amazing! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Waggin at ya,

  19. I understand what you mean about being outside and not wanting to miss any potential awe inspiring shots....we were driving across one of the 2 bridges that span our harbour this summer...we had been experiencing a massive thunder storm and as we crossed the expansion the sun shone and clouds looked like the purple one you captured covering the entire landscape...guess what no camera...aargh...never again I said...lovely shots today!

  20. Your photos really are magical, KB. Especially at this time of the year.

  21. Amazing sky

    Stop on by for a visit!

  22. The changing cloud colors are amazing!

    Not to be depressing, but I was trying to figure out today why I was hearing so many repeated gun shots. You expect the rapid fire during duck and geese season but not deer season. In my quest to see if something besides deer was being hunted I discovered it is Bobcat hunting season right now. What the #!@?! Why?!

  23. I'm with Sam. Your photos are as magical as the pure magic you are capturing! I love your sunrise and sunset photos, especially since I'm trapped at desk during most of them these days. And what awesome news on the bobcats!!!

  24. gosh
    i had to stop and look deeply into the power of that dark purple cloud. So strong, emotional, beautiful.
    The coyotes beautiful too


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