Favorite Nature Writers – Anna Botsford Comstock

About nine years ago, I came across The Handbook of Nature Study in a used book store.  It was a 937-page book about teaching children how to study nature.  This edition was from… Continue reading

New Snake ID

Early the other morning, my husband stuck his head out the door to survey the rain, and noticed a snake on the porch.  He alerted me and I ran for the camera. The… Continue reading

One Point through Time – Top of the Creek Bank

On the last Friday of each month, I walk the same route and take pictures in all four directions.  This is my Point 6, top of the creek bank, facing south.

They Knew in 1862

I bought some old Punch magazines at an estate sale, and in reading through them, I have found interesting editorials and repeated pleas for people to stop killing birds, if for no other… Continue reading

Green Lynx 1, Paper Wasp 0

I take about a hundred pictures every day, and try to edit and tag them every night, but I don’t always get to them on time.  This is one I took back in… Continue reading

Ooh! So Creepy!

(I hope you, like me, hear the voice of Joe Flaherty as Count Floyd, host of Monster Chiller Horror Theater, when you read the post title.) Here, for Halloween, are some of the… Continue reading

Simplicity

I love photo challenges, but by the time I take a picture that I think will fit the challenge, the group has moved on.  This one was inspired by Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo… Continue reading

Gorgeous and Green in More Ways Than One

If you saw just this first picture, you might think I was into making some fantastic jewelry — But it is really the back of a female rainbow scarab.  I found her in… Continue reading

Flying Through

I’ve had some interesting visitors over the last few weeks.  Some of them only stay for a few hours before they move on. I have only seen an American Coot here one other… Continue reading

The Unbearable Cuteness of Tree Frogs

  This is either a Common Gray Treefrog or a Cope’s Gray Treefrog.  Even though they have gray in their name, they can be brown or green or blotchy.  One characteristic that helps… Continue reading