Category Archive: insects

Favorite Shots from 2021

These are some of my favorite pictures of 2021. Some of them are first or unusual sightings for me; some of them are just pretty. 🙂  If you click on any picture, it… Continue reading

The Elusive Black Saddlebags

One of my ongoing projects is to photograph and identify all the (non-microscopic) species we have on our farm. Sometimes it is the ID process that is tricky; other times I can easily… Continue reading

Wander and Ponder

One of the things I am most grateful for in my life, is the opportunities I have to wander around all by myself.  Our family has two rural properties, so when I walk… Continue reading

I Spy…Tiny Ones

[This post was originally on my other blog, Deep in the Heart of Textiles, as part of a photography challenge. It seems to belong better over here. It was originally posted on May… Continue reading

A Lovely April Morning Walk

So often, I can’t get my camera to focus where I want it to, but this past Sunday morning, the photography stars aligned and all my pictures turned out beautifully! On my regular… Continue reading

Wrapping up 2020

In a normal year, my pattern of interaction with nature goes something like this: Daily: carry my camera with me when I go outside, and if I see a new species, try to… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Ludwigia

I have a goal to identify all the species living on our farm.  The pond plants in particular have been a problem for me, because a lot of them look similar.  And even… Continue reading

Bioblitz Fun

A bioblitz is an event where people try to find and identify as many species as possible, in a certain place, in a limited amount of time.  Often they have a festival feel… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Vetch

Last weekend I participated in the City Nature Challenge 2020.  I was one of 1264 people who got outside somewhere in the Houston-Galveston area, and identified 2964 different species. The Nature Challenge takes… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 — Special Spot

There is a spot on our farm where kids can cross on fallen trees, or squish around in the mud, and just as importantly, tree roots terrace the bank, so grown-ups have a… Continue reading