Spiders Series #4


Birds do it. Bees do it. Even skinny brown spiders do it. (Sorry, Cole!) Here’s a male and a female spider doing the dance of love. I hung around and watch these guys for a while, but I’m not sure you would like to see more.

Spiders Series #3


Here’s the underside of a fat belly spider weaving her web. If you know what kind of spider this is, please let me know in the comments.

Spiders Series #2


White spider captures a dragonfly larva. If you know what kind of spider this is, let me know in the comments.

Spiders Series #1


Mom and Charlie had a bunch of shrubs in their backyard that were covered in spiderwebs. My children think I am a wuss. Actually, I am a wuss, but once in a while I do pretty brave things. I got up way before dawn to see who the heck was making all those webs.

What feels better on a hot summer day than dipping your feet in a fountain? Here’s a heavily manipulated photo of the feet of a little nature boy fountain at Wildwood Park in Toledo, Ohio. The next time you’re in Toledo, one of the many things you should do is visit Wildwood Park.

Parry's Penstemon


Another flower to plant if you want to attract hummingbirds is the Penstemon. This is Parry’s Penstemon. I’ve been spelling Parry wrong all these years!

Chuparosa Flowers


Chuparosa, also known as hummingbird bush, is a pretty drab shrub with beautiful flowers. It’s native to Arizona and great for xeriscaping. If you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard, you should plant one or two.

Crysanthemum fireworks leave a red reflection on the Ohio River. From my 2009 trip across the country.

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Close-Up


This is from 2007, when I first got my Nikon 105mm Micro glass.

Here’s another photo of the Ottawa River at sunset, this time including a pier and its reflection. There’s some information about the Ottawa River over at Wikipedia.


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