Early November Afternoon

A wealth of wildlife this afternoon… Besides these, there were others who didn’t stay still for a picture – Eastern Bluebirds, Pine Warblers, a Ground Skink, and two small Southern Leopard Frogs.

Wasp 1, Wolf Spider 0

This wasp was moving very quickly.  I took as many pictures as I could before she hauled her prey off into the leaves. In trying to identify her, I learned that since her… Continue reading

Nodding Ladies Tresses

This is a small wild orchid, Spiranthes cernua, that blooms in fall and again in spring.  It is about the height and delicate size of lily-of-the-valley. There are several similar species, but they… Continue reading

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