Although I’ve been back in my beloved woods of northern Minnesota for several days now, I must admit that I’ve not been as productive in catching up on my posts—and my comments and feedback on yours—as I had hoped. I’m here alone, and I’ve had so much to do with windfall cleanup and other pressing projects that my website has had to be relegated to a back burner. That’s not to say, though, that I haven’t reached for a camera when my photo angel stepped in and guided something my way—I have done so, and I’m sending three of the small folk your way again to share them with you. More will be forthcoming, but this is a start.
I am working to put a name to the little jumping spider in the first image. The second is very likely a juvenile goldenrod spide, Misumena vatia. The third is one of my all-time favorite insects, the red-banded leafhopper, Graphocephala coccinea.
By the way, my photographic guardian angel has finally whispered her name to me, after all these years during which she has been watching over me. She is Frances.