Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Shadow continued~

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Catching up with Shadow

I haven't taken pictures of Shadow in a while, so here are a few.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lemony Leaf Launcher

Here is a picture I took this morning. Lemony goes nuts when she is outside of the aviary. You can see her foot midair, kicking some leaf.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pearl: An inquisitive bird

This is Pearl, and she is very curious. Today she took a detour into the garage and was poking around. I captured the moment by taking a few pictures. Here they are!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Snowy plumage..... and weather

Lemony has the coolest plumage of all the chickens, in my opinion. She is black and brown with a dusting of white. It looks like it has snowed on her. Speaking of snow, we got an unexpected flurry of it today. It was quite nice, but I wish it had gone on longer. These pictures of Lem are before the snow.

This last one makes it look tropical!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Feeding on Feed

These are a bunch of photos, ok, three, that I took last weekend. Emma and I had just fed them, so most of the chickens were in the coop. Here are some of the shots I got at the time.Jed; I forgot to zoom-out.
Charles helping himself

I would have put a better picture of Survivor, but I used it in a post last week. So this one will do! A good thing about this one is that you get a nice view of her plumage.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The next Charles Lindbergh

Charle Lindbergh was a famous pilot who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic. You can find out more about him here. A little extra knowledge never goes amiss. Well, here is a picture of our Charles attempting a flight across the coop. However, he is not the first chicken to do so.That is all for now! Have great weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Crazy Cat

I recently discovered this really cool picture editing program. It is really neat. Below I have the original picture and all the edited ones. I will definitely use it again! This is the original: This one makes the focal point of the picture stand out.
This is made to look like a drawing
Another one where the focal point is emphasized

And my personal favorite.......

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The making of the awesome interview

Here are a few pictures we took before the interview and in the making of it. I thought you might want to know a bit of background info from behind the scenes!The Emma Show welcoming their guest, Jed.The "Football Player" in the video. Thats her awesome disguise. (Thanks for the shades, Dad!)

Emma and I preparing the set.
I don't have any pictures of our cameraman, but he goes by "Agent Pizza"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration: Obama style

Well, the time has come! Mr. 44th president has arrived on the doorstep of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to the delight of some and the regret of others. I am one of the delighted crowd. Here are some cupcakes with the Obama insignia someone made for us. I found this neat editing program that you will hear about in a upcoming post.

Here is the original photo

Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Chicken Interview (Way awesomer!)

This interview is spellbinding. It is just, I can't say anymore, just watch the thing!

Some friends of Emma and I helped us take the movie. Jed was awesome!

(if you didn't get it in the video, the football player yells "Where's the football" and Jed is the football")

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Julia's Photo shoot

Today was such a beautiful, clear and warm day. Emma and I had the neighbors over and ran around outside the whole day! It was a great opportunity to do a photo shoot too! Little Julia was our subject, and she turned out to be an amazing model.
Easily the best picture!
Easily the second best!
This gives you a good idea what the weather was like. Not a cloud in sight!

It is actually very difficult to get a good picture of a chicken because they shift around so frequently. Although it makes it that much more rewarding when you get a good one!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sensational Sign

I got this sign from a friend at school for Christmas. Isn't it cool? I took it in the black and white filter because it looks more professional. Thank you for the sign Tamie!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Short and Sweet

This is a short video, but it portrays what chickens do. I think at this stage in your education of chickens, you should be able to recognize what state of molting they are at in this clip. Your essay is due next Thursday..... Sorry, but guess what week it is; Semester final week.

I sure chose a convenient time to be sick!

Good Night! Or Bonne huit! (French Final was today too!)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Phidelli the Great!

There has been some nasty weather recently, so I have not been out to the coop. Plus, I have this VERY annoying cold. This picture is taken while we were camping with some friends. We(the kids) found this butterfly and named her Phidelli for some reason. We saw her around all day at the river, until we realized there were about a million butterflies that looked exactly like her. This is the original Phidelli: I probably should have cropped it, but the mountains in the background are a nice touch! Now I miss going camping!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A light in the Darkness...

Ok, I was a bit bored last night so I took a few pictures of a candle. They are not great, but since I have not taken any of the chickens, I think it is better than nothing! Plus, I am not a big fan of how it is always getting dark around 4:30. Suddenly, the whole day gets away from you. Here are the flickering flames:

Well, there's your dose of randomness for the day! If you can call it that!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rockin' Doc!

These pictures are from winter break too. I caught Doc in a very photogenic time apparently, because all my shots of him that day were quite splendid! Here are a small collection of that day's gallery:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Shining Pearl

Here is a few pictures of Pearl. She is quite strange sometimes, but cracks a good pose! These pictures are from winter break, I haven't had time to go out to the coop, this week. Today I had two basketball games, and I still have a bit of homework to do.

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Summer memories

This is a picture from this summer of my mom and Julia. The chickens would just hop right up on the swing while she knit. They never did it for Emma and I, though.

This summer was great, and so is this winter. I am not to fond of this in-between weather, though!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Taking Flight

Here is a few great pictures of Pearl and Julia flying into the aviary. We had to clean the coop today, so we(my sister and I) took a few pictures of the chicks. These pictures were pretty hard to get, so appreciate them to their fullest extent!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hair and Feathers~

Pearl has a strange passtime. She likes pecking people's hair. I know, pretty weird, right? Well, if you have long hair, you are sure to get along well with Pearl. Here is a picture of her taking a nip at my locks

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Watch out, J.K.....or Shadow

You would think that J.K. should be on her watch, but actually Shadow is in more trouble. When they were chicks, Shadow often looked at them hungrily. However, she seems to have missed her que because now the chickens are not afraid to take a snap at Shadow once in a while.

Wow, in both these pictures J.K. doesn't move once!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wow...Someones Tired

The chickens were feeling a little lazy when I dropped in there this afternoon. I caught this shot of Lemony doing a humongus yawn in the aviary. Chickens are so lucky they get everlasting vacation.