Monthly Archives: May 2015

Serenity Sunday: Iris intimacy

More of our white iris blossoms appeared last week and, after a light rain lasting several hours, I went out for a closer look at one of them.  The still-overcast sky and the lack of any breeze combined to provide … Continue reading

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Webnesday (27)

While in northern Minnesota last week, looking at the new growth on one of our maple trees, I found this tiny crab spider lurking near the stem and apparently waiting hopefully for some very small insect to think it worth … Continue reading

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Tweaking Tuesday: Iris and stonecrop

For my second installment in this new series, I’m offering a new image that’s a small step farther beyond the “normal” than most others that I’ve posted recently. I’ve not added anything that was not there when I made the … Continue reading

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Dear Dottie

I’m pleased to introduce Dottie…or maybe Nellie, the new dog we’ve taken under our wings for foster care. She was transferred to the Nebraska Humane Society from a sister organization in Oklahoma. No one seems to be really sure about … Continue reading

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Bejeweled beauty

I mentioned yesterday that we’ve seen our first ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) and also that I’d had no chance to photograph them yet. That thought stuck with me and I made sure that I spent some time with them throughout … Continue reading

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Chronologically challenged

Ok, so I realized late yesterday that I published my first-ever Tweaking Tuesday post on Monday and my 26th Webnesday post on Tuesday.  What can I say?  I’ve considered retracting and re-posting them, but what’s the point?   All I … Continue reading

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Webnesday (26)

Today’s spider is one that I haven’t presented before. It’s a tiny one, and I was surprised on the one hand to find it ensconced under an old, dry mushroom this early in the year, but not so much after … Continue reading

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Tweaking Tuesday debut

In response to a comment by one of my earliest blogging buddies, Adrian, that he made in response to my last post, this is the inaugural publication of a new category.  I am fond of experimenting with digital tools and, … Continue reading

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Tiger Eyes abstract

Something a little different this morning: Here are some fresh leaves sprouting on our Tiger Eyes sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’). As you see, I’ve been having some abstract fun with it with some Nik software and a couple of Photoshop … Continue reading

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Webnesday (25) [Warning: NOT a cutie!]

As I mentioned at the end of yesterday’s post, I’m afraid that the second of my new images here may not appeal very much to those of you who are not among the smaller group of avid spider fans, so … Continue reading

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