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Terrier Mix

Terrier Mix PhotosThis page contains terrier mix photos. Small mixed breed dogs can make wonderful companions.

 

Copperhead Snake

Copperhead Snake Information and Photos?These venomous pit vipers are found mostly in the Eastern US in deciduous woodlands and mixed forests. This page contains copperhead snake information and photos.

 

closeup of puppy

Shih Tzu Mix PhotosThis is a page about Shih Tzu mix photos. These mixed breed dogs make great companions. They are bright and lively, but can adapt to apartment living.

 

A green katydid or leaf bug on a smooth surface.

Katydid (Leaf Bug) PhotosKatydids or leaf bugs actually resemble walking leaves, in the same way as walking stick bugs look like twigs. These are not related to Phylliidae or walking leaf insects. This page contains Katydid (leaf bug) photos.

 

Pit Bull Lab Mix

Pit Bull Lab Mix PhotosThis page contains Pit Bull Lab mix photos. Many of the best family pets are mixed breed dogs.

 

Mallard Duck

Wild Duck Information and PhotosThis is a page about wild duck information and photos. These beautiful birds love the water, and can be found in wide variety of aquatic environments.

 

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Web Worm AdviceI read about web worms in today's newspaper. Then looked at the neighbor's tree. Yup, the season has arrived. Among other things, the most natural treatment is to rip a hole in the web so natural predators can get in there and finish the job.

 

Protecting Backyard Wildlife From a Cat?I have a duck nesting in my backyard. There are about 7 eggs inside and they're due to hatch anytime now. The problem is the cat next door and the owners who refuse to do anything about it. We've patched the holes in the fences, bought cat repellent, set a cat trap loaned to us by our local animal control, and rigged some wire fencing along the top of some of the entry ways on the fence.

 

Water Heater ShedIf you want to have a cozy home for your water heater, why not give it a water shed to dwell in?

 

Dachshund looking at you.

Dachshund PhotosThese small, long dogs are affectionately called weenie dogs and known to be great companions. This page contains Dachshund photos.

 

Let's Share Our Pretty Party Platter IdeasWith the holidays coming up, I (and most likely you) am looking for new ideas to dress up the food I serve or take to parties. I would love to see your ideas. I will start with this deviled egg dish I did today for a friend's party. Show me yours!

 

What Breed Is Roxy?Roxy is around 5 weeks old and a mutt of some sort. I got Roxy on January 16th. She found in a dumpster when she was only 10 days old by my uncle's coworker. She called and asked us to get some formula and a bottle and we've been under a Vet's supervision ever since.

 

boy posing with balanced golf balls

Balancing Golf BallsThis is a real trick and not fake. My grandson placed 3 golf balls on top of each other. He matched the dimples on them somehow in order for them to stay, but was unable to do four.

 

A shih tzu and Yorkshire terrier mix on a white background.

Shih Tzu/Yorkshire Terrier Mix (Shorkie) PhotosThe Shih Tzu Yorkshire Terrier mix, also know as a Shorkie, is quite common. These loyal and loving "toy" dogs make great companions. Enjoy the following photos of these cuties.

 

Assorted dahlia blossoms

Dahlia PhotosThis is a page about dahlia photos. Dahlia blooms come in numerous colors and configurations.

 

Yorkie Poodle Mix

Yorkie Poodle Mix PhotosThis page contains Yorkie Poodle mix photos. Mixed breed dogs are many people's best friends and companions.

 

Wisteria Photos

Wisteria PhotosWisteria is a vining, flowering plant member of the legume family. The draping clusters of purple flowers are quite fragrant. It is typically grown as a woody vine, but can also be trained as a standard or small tree. This page contains wisteria photos.

 

Cute brown hound mix dog with her tongue out.

Hound Mix PhotosThis page contains hound mix photos. A mixed breed dog can make a wonderful companion or family pet.

 

dog among dandelions

Chiweenie PhotosThis page contains Chiweenie photos. A delightful canine companion is Chihuahua and Dachshund mixed breed.

 

A bee on the top of a purple coneflower.

Photos of Bees on Echinacea FlowersThese pretty flowers attract both bees and butterflies. They are native to the eastern and central areas in the U.S., but do well in many other growing zones. These lovely photos capture some of their visitors.

 

Jesse and Willis (Shippoos)Jesse was born on Sept 30, 2008 and Willis was born on Sept 30 2009. So I guess Jesse is a year and a half, and Willis is about 6 months old. They are both Shippoos. We got Jesse because our cat needed a playmate. We got him from a breeder in a town near ours.

 

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A beautiful white gardenia.

Gardenia PhotosThe fragrant, white flowers of the gardenia bush make a beautiful garden photo subject. This page contains gardenia photos.

 

Close-up of a chocolate lab

Chocolate Labrador Retriever PhotosThis page contains chocolate labrador retriever photos. This most popular dog in the US is a wonderful companion and working dog.

 

rabbit in field

Wild Rabbit Photos and InformationThis page contains wild rabbit photos and information. These small herbivorous mammals live as groups in a wide variety of habitats. Their long ears help them detect predators.

 

Storm Clouds

Storm Cloud PhotosStorm clouds can be beautiful and powerful photo subjects. This page contains storm clouds photos.

 

A waterfall in the woods.

Bear Creek Falls (PA)I live in the Poconos, where nature provides so many wonderful displays of beauty. This waterfall is so accessible, it's only steps off the road. It is so refreshing in the summer to stand near it and feel the mist.

 

Bouquet made from plastic eggs.

Easter Egg BouquetI painted a terra cotta pot that I bought at the dollar store. I picked up 3 bouquets of silk Easter flowers, also purchased at the dollar store and used left over eggs from an egg wreath project.

 

A deer eating a snowy tree.

Snowy Snack (Deer)This photo was taken in my yard. The wooded community I live in is also home to a large population of deer. They make their rounds thru the community looking for good things to snack on.

 

A tree with yellow leaves in fall.

Webcam: Beautiful Fall ViewDo you want to see something beautiful? Look at this webcam.

 

A picture of sunset in Maine.

Sunset (Ogunquit, Maine)This was a picture of the sunset behind my hotel in Ogunquit, Maine. Gorgeous place to vacation. This is on the Eastcoast of Maine. York Beach, Wells Beach, Kennebunkport, and many more wonderful places to visit. If you like lobster, THIS is the place to go. I have been going to this area for 40 years. It's my home away from home.

 

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Kids' Cut and Paste CookbookI will never forget the joy I got when I received my first Betty Crocker Kid's Cookbook when I was a kid. It was wrapped in a pastel pink paper with a big pink bow. It was the only present under the Christmas tree I had not figured out. I spent days reading that cookbook and planning all the big events I would hold.

 

Father's Day gift bag with a photo of dad.

Father's Day Photo Gift BagMost dads have a hobby. With this in mind and a photo of dad, you can turn any old gift bag into a work of art to use as wrapping for his Father's Day gift.

 

A small dog sitting on a gravel surface.

Havanese PhotosThe Havanese dog breed is the national breed of Cuba. They have soft, silky coats and are much sturdier than most toy breeds. These loyal and smart dogs make great companions.

 

A view of the city of Shenzhen, China.

Visiting ChinaChina has the largest population in the world, with nearly 1.5 billion people. There are many sights for tourists, from the Great Wall of China to large urban cities like Beijing and Hong Kong.

 

A Balinese cat on a fluffy blanket.

Balinese Photos and InformationBalinese cats are a long haired version of the popular Siamese breed. They share a similar temperament and personality. These beautiful cats are prized among pet owners for their beautiful silky coat.

 

A view of the city of Phoenix.

Arizona Travel PhotosArizona is a favorite destination for many travelers and snowbirds. The state is filled with natural wonders, ancient civilizations and burgeoning cities carved out the the desert.

 

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A boat on a lake at twilight.

Twilight on Lake ZvornikThe best way to spend a great summer day is to go to the lake. but the most beautiful moments come at the end, when the sun sets and everything calms down.

 

A baby sleeping on a handmade Boppy pillow.

Making A "Boppy" Style Pillow For BabiesBoppy pillows are so handy for nursing moms or simply for baby to lay on while we Grandmothers rock them to sleep. At the baby stores, they are around $25 but, with the following instructions, you can make your own for half the price.

 

Peeling Bark on a Madrone Tree - peeling bark on a madrone

Peeling Bark on a Madrone TreeTo me, one of the most interesting and striking characteristics of madrone trees is the beautiful mahogany colored bark which crazes and then flakes off year round exposing the underlying green bark which will turn brown, then orangish, and finally this deep hue before it sloughs again.

 

A chestnut-sided warbler in a bush.

Chestnut-sided WarblerI captured this picture in September while I was birding at a local pond. This little bird was elusive, hopping from branch to branch, keeping an eye on me at all times. His beautiful green plumage confused as to what species he was but I soon discovered it was a juvenile Chestnut-sided warbler!

 

A child dressed as spaghetti and meatballs.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Halloween CostumeTo make this simple costume, cut a platter from a large circle of cardboard with a hole in the middle for child's legs to fit through. Tie on some off-white yarn strings like suspenders.

 

A lake surrounded with autumn trees.

Photos of WisconsinWisconsin is a beautiful midwestern state that borders the Mississippi River on one side and two of the Great Lakes on the other. It is popular with hikers due to its large amount of forest land.

 

White geese with goslings.

Geese PhotosGeese can be pets, raised for food or found in the wild. These waterfowl are larger than ducks but can often be found in similar habitats.

 

A mountain view in Idaho.

Idaho Scenery PhotosIdaho contains many beautiful parks and hiking trails with scenic views. There are mountains and clear lakes to the north panhandle area, flattening out to arid farmland in the south.

 

A sandhill crane walking in a grassy area.

Sandhill Crane PhotosSandhill cranes are indigenous to North America. These grey birds have long legs, white and red heads and long pointy beaks.

 

A bluebird sitting on a branch.

Bluebird PhotosBluebirds are indigenous to North America and are prized by birdwatchers and gardeners alike. There are three types of bluebirds; the Eastern and Western are blue with markings in rose, whereas the Mountain bluebird is almost entirely bright blue.

 

A rock bridge over a creek.

Rock Bridge Over CreekAt the beginning of June, my family went to stay at a KOA cabin. My mom and I woke up in the early morning, so we could capture nature's beauty and have good lighting. We found a hidden hiking trail. Along the way, I took pictures of the bridge over the creek.

 

A girl feeding a giraffe at the zoo.

Photos of Zoo AnimalsZoos are a wonderful way to see animals from all parts of the world. Many of these animals are endangered or rescues who might not be able to live without special care.

 

A boy looking into an a tank of sharks at an aquarium.

Aquarium PhotosAquariums give you a unique chance to see marine animals without having to snorkel or scuba dive. They are generally located near the ocean and can be a wonderful activity for children when on vacation.

 

A family looking into a cage at the zoo.

Visiting Zoos and AquariumsZoos and aquariums are often located in larger cities and tourist areas. They give the visitor the chance to learn about all sorts of animals and even offer information about the specific location or country where the animals live in the wild.

 

A field of poppies with a setting sun.

Poppy PhotosThere are numerous varieties of poppies. They can be grown as perennials, annuals, or biennials. Their colors range from brilliant red to the blue of the more difficult to grow Himalayan poppy. This page contains shared poppy photos.

 

A flowering passionfruit bush.

Passiflora PhotosThese exotic blooms are generally referred to as passion flowers. The passionfruit is primarily used for its delicious juice.They grown naturally in tropical areas of the Americas, the Caribbean and parts of Asia.

 

A collection of white daisies with yellow centers.

Daisy PhotosThere are so many varieties of daisies that grow wild all across the world. Gardeners often plant them as annuals to add color to a garden bed or planter.

 

Junco Babies

Junco BabiesMy friends have a section of their yard that they leave unmowed in the spring and summer. This allows birds to nest there and pollinators to enjoy the flowers. They recently were able to enjoy their little "contribution to the animals" when a Junco chose it as their nesting spot. Look at this tiny, hungry babies!

 

A snowball bush in bloom.

Snowball Bush PhotosThe old fashioned snowball bush with puffy white flowers is found in many gardens and yards. This can be either a type of hydrangea or viburnum.

 

Tomatoes growing in the garden.

Garden Tomato PhotosIt is fun to share photos of our garden produce. Whether it is to brag a bit about the abundance or to share a photo of a misshapen, weird, funny, or uniquely shaped tomato; gardeners often enjoy seeing pictures from like minded folks' home veggie gardens.

 

Llanddwyn Island in Wales

Visiting WalesWales is a located on the west coast of the Isle of Britain. Travelers can enjoy the long stretch of wind swept coastline, rolling green hills dotted with sheep and in the more rugged northern part of the county you can visit castles and enjoy the natural beauty of this small country.

 

A rose breasted grosbeak on a branch.

Grosbeak Photos and InformationGrosbeak refers to a number of species of seed eating song birds with large beaks. The rose-breasted and evening grosbeak are two representatives of this grouping.

 

Swimming Snail

Swimming SnailThe other day as I was walking past our bog pond I noticed something moving. Upon closer observation I realized it was one of the resident snails swimming in the water. I just had to get a video so that I could show my 6 year old. He loved it and I hope you do too!

 

Different colored bromeliads in bloom.

Bromeliad PhotosThese beautiful, colorful, tropical plants are mainly native to the tropical Americas. Some are found in the subtropics and one species grows in Africa. Despite their unusual appearance they are not high maintenance as one might expect and can be successfully grown as houseplants. This page contains photos of these tropical beauties including one with a cute little visitor.

 

A Louisiana swamp.

Louisiana Travel PhotosAmong other things, including excellent food, Mardi Gras, Cajun zydeco, and jazz, Louisiana is also a scenic wonderland of bayous and cypress trees draped with Spanish moss. Scenic photos follow.

 

A banana tree with bunches of banana fruit.

Banana Plant and Flower PhotosThis beautiful purple flower is a banana tree bloom. They form at the end of the fruit clusters. In South-East Asian cuisines they are eaten raw or cooked in salads, soups, and curries.

 

A photo showing a lake with ducks and colorful autumn trees.

Arboretum PhotosA visit to a local arboretum can be a relaxing and visually enjoyable experience. Each season and area of the gardens offers beautiful textures and colors depending on the types of plants grown. Save the memories by taking photos of your trip.

 

Tilly (Pit Bull mix) - one flop eared Pit in a car

Tilly (Pit Bull Mix)Meet Tilly a rescue Pit Bull mix who enjoys fishing for seaweed at the beach and attempting to play with the household cats. She is often on the receiving end of their disinterest as evidenced by the bandage on the tip of her ear.

 

Identifying Southern California Wild Flowers - pretty 6 petal bluish purple wild flower with bright yellow center

Identifying Southern California Wild Flowers?These grow wild along the hiking trails outside San Diego on Black Mountain!

 

Prettier than a Blackeyed Susie

Kokoa Girl (American Staffordshire Terrier)We have collected up some photos of Kokoa Girl an American Staffordshire Terrier.

 

A campfire in a round firepit.

Fire PhotosHumans have been fascinated by fire since its discovery. It has been given symbolic value in religion and art. The ever changing organic flames are captured in photos of fire.

 

A flamingo wading in water.

Flamingo PhotosThese beautiful pink wading birds are a delight to see. In the wild they are seen in million plus groups on some African lakes. They are distributed though the Americas including the Caribbean, and in parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The distinctive pink plumage is the result of the foods that they gather from the muddy bottoms of lakes and shorelines.

 

A green June bug on a flower.

Green June Bug (Cotinis nitida) PhotosThe green June bug is found in the eastern United States, particularly in the south. The photo of one on a bit of watermelon gives you a hint to their favorite foods. The beetles love fruit of all kinds, especially overripe fruit, and are responsible for extensive damage. That aside they are also beautiful and fun to watch if you are lucky enough to see one.

 

Pink and yellow plumeria blossoms.

Plumeria (Frangipani) PhotosThese warm region flowering deciduous trees or shrubs are native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. They do well from Brazil to Florida. Photos of these beautiful flowers follow.

 

Three kittens drinking from a dish.

Rescued Kitten PhotosMany kittens join families as the result of being rescued. These feral or abandoned kitties make great pets. This page contains photos of rescued kittens.

 

A small dachshund/terrier mix dog on a grassy background.

Dachshund Mix PhotosThere are so many possibilities for appearance or personality in mixed breed dogs. Meet some cute Dachshund mix pups and check out their beauty shots.

 

A wolf pack with a rocky background.

Wolf Photos and InformationCatching a photo of a wild wolf is quite rare. At a wolf preserve you can learn about wolves and their importance in the wild. Wolves are close relatives to the domestic dog and can interbreed.

 

A pot of purple pansies growing outside.

Photos of PansiesFound in Europe and western Asia the pansy is a hybridization of several species in the genus Viola. They are also some of the cutest, happy, little flowers you can add to your garden. Enjoy the photos of pansies found in this page.

 

Buying flowers from the farmer's market.

Flower Market PhotosMany beautiful colors can be enjoyed at a flower market to take wonderful pictures. This is a page about flower market photos.

 

A collection of different colored chrysanthemum.

Chrysanthemum PhotosThese beautiful flowering plants are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. The chrysanthemum makes a lovely, colorful addition to any garden. This page contains chrysanthemum photos.

 

Singapore skyline at dusk.

Singapore Travel PhotosThere are many interesting places for adventure on this highly populated, tropical island nation. This is a page about Sinapore Travel Photos.

 

Beautiful Multnomah Falls, located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.

Columbia River Gorge Photos and InformationThe Columbia River bisects Washington State to turn west at the Washington/Oregon border. This beautiful 80 mile scenic area is filled with canyons and navigable waterways and is visited by tourists year round. This page contains photos and information about the Columbia River Gorge.

 

A Shichi puppy.

ShiChi PhotosThere are many common cross breed dogs available for you to take home. Since cross breeding can result in very different outcomes, it is fun to look at photos of dogs and puppies resulting from the cross you are interested in. This page contains ShiChi photos.

 

Double rainbow over a lake.

Rainbow PhotosWhether or not there is a pot of gold at the end, rainbows are a beautiful part of our world's scenic weather displays. This page contains rainbow photos.

 

Double Rainbow On Beach

Double Rainbow PhotosYou can check the internet to read up on the atmospheric effects that result in rainbows and their less frequent double appearances. With the sun at your back and rain in front of you, chances are there may be a rainbow. This page contains double rainbow photos.

 

bird sitting among white tree blossoms

Backyard BirdsFeeding or simply watching these vistors to your yard or garden can be quite enjoyable. This page contains information and photos of backyard birds.

 

St. Louis Cathedral in background, with crape myrtle

New Orleans, LA PhotosNew Orleans is known for its food, jazz music, Mardi Gras, architecture, and more. If you can't visit the city, enjoy some New Orleans, LA photos.

 

sand dollar lying on top of broken shells

Finding Seashells at the BeachA visit to the coast is likely to include a search for shells. Taking photos of these lovely bits of nature can remind you of the adventure later. This is a page about finding seashells at the beach.

 

Seven Magic Mountains (Nevada)

Seven Magic Mountains (Nevada)Here is a beautiful twist on nature. This is a free outdoor exhibit in Nevada called curated by Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone. This is called Seven Magic Mountains. These boulders were locally sourced and painted, then stacked about 35 feet high. The sun does a beautiful number on these colours, making them radiate against the subtle desert background.

 

Mockingbird Photos - bird on leafless branch

Mockingbird PhotosA common North American bird is know for imitating the sounds of other birds. This page contains mockingbird photos.

 

Cascade of Vines - vines cascading over a retaining wall with orange and yellow flowers below

Cascade of VinesI work for the State University of New York in Albany. On a lunch time walk I couldn't help but notice the beauty of these cascading vines and the color of the flowers was so vibrant. I also found the angled view gorgeous.

 

Grey cat in a pirate costume.

Photos of Cats in Halloween CostumesIt is not uncommon to see dogs dressed up for the holidays. Occasionally a cat owner will successfully get permission from their feline friend to dress them up for Halloween. This is a page contains photos of cats in Halloween costumes.

 

Moonflower or Datura flower.

Moonflower PhotosWhether they are ipomoea, datura or cereus, these night blooming flowers can be seen in the light of the moon. This is a page about my blooming moon flowers.

 

Weird tomatoes outside on a table.

Weird Tomato PhotosTomatoes come in many sizes, colors, and shapes. They can become an unexpected form or have additions that can remind you of something else. This page contains weird tomato photos.

 

Buckley Homestead Geese - gray geese in a pen

Buckley Homestead GeeseOn a recent visit to Buckley Homestead County Park in Lowell, Indiana I was greeted by two noisy and curious farm geese. Buckley Homestead is a late 19th/early 20th century working farm. I enjoyed stepping back into the past for a few hours and visiting with the animals.

 

Viceroy Butterfly on a flower.

Viceroy Butterfly PhotosThe viceroy butterfly very closely resembles the monarch with a similar wing pattern. The viceroy is a native to North America including parts of Mexico and Canada. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of trees in the willow family. This page contains viceroy butterfly photos.

 

Stillness in Bloom - bust of a head surrounded by orange flowers

Stillness in BloomWhile visiting a garden in Olathe, Kansas this past July, the stillness of the statue amongst the movement of the flowers captured my attention. It was such a captivating moment as she peeked out of the flowers when I walked past her. I just had to take a picture.

 

Field of orange poppies.

Orange Poppy PhotosPoppies are available in a variety of colors. Orange is less commonly seen (excepting California poppies). Some orange poppy blooms are exquisite and may call to be added to your garden. This page contains orange poppy photos.

 

Yellow and orange tulips.

April Flower PhotosDepending on your growing zone, April may be the start of the flowering season in your garden. The beautiful colors begin and continue throughout the spring and summer and then into the fall. This page contains April flower photos.

 

Cute baby girl with a bow in her hair looking at the camera.

Baby PhotosThere is nothing cuter than pictures of your favorite babies. This page contains baby photos.

 

American Flags on houses in a neighborhood.

American Flag PhotosThis stars and strips emblem of the United States of America is displayed across the country. This is a page about American flag photos.

 

Debra's Peonies - white peonies in vase with red roses

Debra's PeoniesThis peony was moved to my house from my mother's two years ago. This is the first time it's bloomed. I think it's just gorgeous! It's in a vase with my red roses.

 

Light pink Honeysuckle flowers with leaves on white background

Honeysuckle PhotosHoneysuckle can be either an arching shrub or a twining vine. This fragrant garden plant with its tubular flowers in shades of creamy white through yellow and reddish orange, has some medicinal properties and is also used in fragrances and lotions. This page contains honeysuckle photos.

 

Close up of ripe peaches on a tree.

Peach Tree PhotosThe lovely light pink to light purple blooms of peach trees herald the delicious fruit to follow. This page contains beautiful peach tree photos.

 

Mourning Dove on a log

Dove PhotosThe names dove and pigeon are used interchangably for this bird. The family name is Columbidae or Columbine. This page contains dove photos.

 

Hermit Crab on a white background

Hermit Crab PhotosHermit crabs are a popular pet but also can be found at many beaches and seashores. This is a page about hermit crab photos.

 

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Finches Dining on Rudbeckia Seeds - late flowers and finches eating the seeds of the earlier blooms

Finches Dining on Rudbeckia SeedsTypically I don't deadhead my rudbeckia for this very reason. At the end of the season the birds love to eat the seeds. I had to take this photo through a window as there was no good way to get closer without scaring these sweeties away. They appear to be female gold finches or juveniles. I have nyjer thistle feeders further south in the same part of the garden.

 

Pelargonium (Geranium) - closeup of beautiful red geranium bloom

Pelargonium (Geranium)Red has always attracted a lot of attention, and red flowers are always the most beautiful. Whether you are giving away or receiving flowers, red is a great choice.

 

Baby (Cat) - long haired gray and white cat sitting on a chessboard

Baby (Cat)My little cat just HAD to try to play chess with me!

 

Peeling Bark on a Madrone Tree - peeling bark on a madrone

Peeling Bark on a Madrone TreeTo me, one of the most interesting and striking characteristics of madrone trees is the beautiful mahogany colored bark which crazes and then flakes off year round exposing the underlying green bark which will turn brown, then orangish, and finally this deep hue before it sloughs again.

 

Fungi Photos - irregularly shaped fungi

Fungi PhotosWhile hanging out some laundry on a sunny November day, rare in this area, I spotted these interesting fungi. I am not sure what type these are. I love taking photos of mushrooms and other fungi. I hope you enjoy them.

 

Praying Mantis in My Backyard   - mantis with a caterpillar of some sort

Praying Mantis in My BackyardWe have a couple of praying mantises in our backyard. They like to hang out in our apple tree and passion fruit vine. Sometimes they are hard to spot because they camouflage so well. I just happened to have my camera out when I saw this praying mantis catch it's prey! It is very fascinating to see how small its mouth is yet it has such a big appetite.

 

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A deer in the woods.

Beautiful View (Deer)We just moved to a community that is nestled in the woods. The deer live here with us, they are part of the community. We have a large bay window in the living room, and this was my view when I glanced out the other day.

 

A beautiful scene from Jiuzhaigou, China.

Beautiful Scene in JiuzhaigouI have been in Jiuzhaigou in 2019. It's very beautiful, just like my dream scene.

 

Two turtles playing in the water.

Playing TurtlesA local park has a lot of turtles, and we love to watch them.

 

The sun setting over water.

The Sun and The WaterSummer night around 7 pm

 

A beach in Maine.

Ogunquit Beach (Maine)My vacation just two weeks ago. The most beautiful beach.

 

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An old piece of farm equipment.

What Was the Purpose of This Piece of Equipment?I have been wondering about this old piece of farm equipment for years. It is on our place in the foothills of Northern California. Does anyone know what it was called and how it was used? Thank you.

 

Identifying a Segmented Casing or Cocoon  - possibly a moth cocoon

Identifying a Segmented Casing or Cocoon?Can anyone identify this? It is about 2-1/4 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It was found on the ground in South-Central PA. It may have originally been hanging in a tree. That is only a guess based on the fact that there is a small protrusion at one end that could have been an attachment to a tree branch.

 

Identifying Antique Farm Equipment

Identifying Antique Farm Equipment?What type of antique farm equipment is this? What was this used for? Aeration?

 

Identifying a Turquoise Iris

Identifying a Turquoise Iris?I bought this iris last fall, 2018, but lost the name. I've tried looking all over the internet and pinterest to find it, but have been unsuccessful. It is a standard dwarf iris in a true turquoise blue with white markings on the falls and a light yellow beard.

 

Identifying a Lizard - light brown lizard on concrete

Identifying a Lizard?Is this a brown anole? If so what exactly do they eat?

 

Identifying an Old Tree in Michigan Forest - old branch

Identifying an Old Tree in Michigan Forest?While hunting for morel mushrooms in a Federal forest, I came to a small area with these trees. This was in the state of Michigan. The Federal forest consisted largely of maple, oak, birch, and some red pine trees. The United States Forest Service did not give me an answer about the mysterious ancient tree.

 

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