Leaf-footed Bug

Green Lynx: The Next Generation

  I had been wondering where all the Green Lynx spiders had gone, when I noticed a goatweed plant with a big, dead-looking clump on top.  What I thought was a bunch of… Continue reading

Fifteen Minutes

Spare a thought for the poor, unappreciated warbler in fall — stressed by migrating for miles through unfamiliar surroundings, it can’t relax into its regular routine, it can’t find its usual diet, it… Continue reading

Battered but Still Beautiful

On my walks, I am accompanied by three sheep, a goat, and a dog.  One of the sheep is tan-colored, and the others are white.  Yesterday afternoon this butterfly kept landing on the… Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go!

Usually when I am photographing birds, I can’t really get a good look at them.  They are far away, or shaded by branches, or it’s just too bright outside — when I get… Continue reading

It’s Like They Know It’s NaBloPoMo

November is National Blog Posting Month.  This year I decided to try to do a post a day for the whole month, and great creatures keep popping up for their turns to be… Continue reading

The Time My Husband Was Right

As a long-married couple, there have been a few occasions where my husband and I suddenly realize we remember “facts” differently, and have to do a little research to settle the matter.  After… Continue reading

Host and Guest

Every now and then I find some deceased butterflies or parts of butterflies.  This is sad, but it does make them easier to identify and photograph! This sadly deceased individual is a Hackberry… Continue reading

Mole vs. Mole Cricket

Two subterranean and rarely seen creatures have appeared on the surface lately, one just tumbling around in the yard on a warm evening, and one in a big tub of rain water.  New… Continue reading

Pineywoods Palette — November 2015

Living in the Pineywoods of East Texas, I am surrounded by shades of green all year round.  But other beautiful colors flash through the days and catch my attention.  Here are some of… Continue reading