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Snow Day in Staveland

Groundhog Day and it snowed so much we gave Staveland the day off… a Snow Day! So Martha and I decided to take advantage of all the snow and we went tubing in our front yard. The Stave weather vane is in our front yard flower garden, a gift from our employees. No groundhog shadow here!

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Stave Puzzling Photo #1

OK, you think you’re so smart? Yes? Well, go figure out this photo, a photo I took this weekend in Norwich, Vermont out our back door. Go to StavePuzzleNuts to place your guess. Answer next week. PS: absolutely no Photoshop involved.

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YIKES! Get me out of this place!

Look at what we’ve had to put up with here on St.John. This hermit crab bite my finger when I picked it up…OUCH! And I found this scorpion in our bathroom sink and it definitely wanted to bite me. It could not get out of the slippery basin so I ‘helped’ it down the drain. It was as long as my index finger, a BIG one!

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The Human Oil Slick Gets Fried?

While at Caneel Bay for lunch this guy plops down near us and slathers on sunscreen. Then he wades into the water for 2 minutes, gets out and plops back down in his chair. Guess what? He left behind a big oil slick in the water. I imagine he got fried.

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St. John Birds of a Feather Flock Together?

Some birds down here are fairly tame, meaning they are not bothered by people. They, the birds, just go about their business. For instance, if you are wading in a school of small fish, a pelican might dive into the water 3 feet away from you. After all, first things first. Below are photos of a great blue heron and a great egret, both standing in the middle of the road. The egret is after a lizard on a road-side tree and, cars be damned, the egret wants that lizard. As we approached the heron it casually walked into the nearby mangroves to hunt for lizards and fish.

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Night of the ….. Frog

I tell ya, the creatures you see down here on St. John are fascinating. Take this teeny night frog which I almost stepped on the other night. It will sit on a quarter without going over. I got on my hands and knees, put my camera on macro, and placed the camera 6 inches away. No kidding, I was that close. I flashed 3 shots and it never moved. Hmmmm, did I look that appetizing?

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Snow Day in Staveland

Groundhog Day and it snowed so much we gave Staveland the day off… a Snow Day! So Martha and I decided to take advantage of all the snow and we went tubing in our front yard. The Stave weather vane is in our front yard flower garden, a gift from our employees. No groundhog shadow here!

snowDay1

snowDay2

snowDay3

Stave Puzzling Photo #1

OK, you think you’re so smart? Yes? Well, go figure out this photo, a photo I took this weekend in Norwich, Vermont out our back door. Go to StavePuzzleNuts to place your guess. Answer next week. PS: absolutely no Photoshop involved.

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YIKES! Get me out of this place!

Look at what we’ve had to put up with here on St.John. This hermit crab bite my finger when I picked it up…OUCH! And I found this scorpion in our bathroom sink and it definitely wanted to bite me. It could not get out of the slippery basin so I ‘helped’ it down the drain. It was as long as my index finger, a BIG one!

2111scorpion

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The Human Oil Slick Gets Fried?

While at Caneel Bay for lunch this guy plops down near us and slathers on sunscreen. Then he wades into the water for 2 minutes, gets out and plops back down in his chair. Guess what? He left behind a big oil slick in the water. I imagine he got fried.

2111bigBelly

2111caneelBay

St. John Birds of a Feather Flock Together?

Some birds down here are fairly tame, meaning they are not bothered by people. They, the birds, just go about their business. For instance, if you are wading in a school of small fish, a pelican might dive into the water 3 feet away from you. After all, first things first. Below are photos of a great blue heron and a great egret, both standing in the middle of the road. The egret is after a lizard on a road-side tree and, cars be damned, the egret wants that lizard. As we approached the heron it casually walked into the nearby mangroves to hunt for lizards and fish.

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Night of the ….. Frog

I tell ya, the creatures you see down here on St. John are fascinating. Take this teeny night frog which I almost stepped on the other night. It will sit on a quarter without going over. I got on my hands and knees, put my camera on macro, and placed the camera 6 inches away. No kidding, I was that close. I flashed 3 shots and it never moved. Hmmmm, did I look that appetizing?

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