Category Archives: Insects

The craziest picture I’ve ever taken

18 August, 2019            The craziest picture I’ve ever taken I almost put the craziest picture first – but it has a snake in it. So I’m giving  Ophidiophobes a chance to bail. I’ll begin with … Continue reading

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If this isn’t nice…  

4 August, 2019            If this isn’t nice…   …I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut – courtesy of Andrew  The quote is courtesy of Andrew. The flower is courtesy of Evelyn. The monarch butterfly … Continue reading

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Pimento cheese picnic – and more! 

30 June, 2019            Pimento cheese picnic – and more!  My old friend Ethan, world renowned snake photographer and his family were in Roanoke this week visiting their family. They invited me for a picnic and … Continue reading

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Things with wings

9 June, 2019            Things with wings Here’s one “thing with wings” – a Purple Martin (Progne subis) – holding another “thing with wings” – a recently deceased male Common Whitetail Skimmer (Libellula lydia). This was … Continue reading

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Random – but fortunately a hawk came to visit

9 September, 2018            Random – but fortunately a hawk came to visit   Some weeks I don’t get any pictures I love (except gardenias) but this week a young hawk landed in the backyard. Right while … Continue reading

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“Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry

2 September, 2018            “Why isn’t there anything in holes?” – O. Henry   The quote is from a story by O Henry called The Ransom of Red Chief. It’s unrelated to this blog post. I was riding … Continue reading

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Time stops

24 June, 2018            Time stops  When I get this close to skittish wild animals, time stops. Or it feels like it does anyway. Deer are skittish but they’re also herd animals and thus predictable. Plus they’re … Continue reading

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