It struck me this morning that my laissez faire approach to insect hunting is slowly morphing into something else. I was stalking bugs yesterday after work, just casting around behind the house for some little thing, and as I hung poised over the flowers waiting for movement so I could focus and shoot, it crossed… Read More Gotta Catch them All!
I can hear birds outside, as the sun rises. Far from being silent, spring is noisy joyful chaos. This is country, although crowded for my tastes – but it is country, by the lights of the surrounding farm fields and forest that looms up behind the house. There are deer that walk by the fences… Read More Birdsong
I went bughunting today! All of these photos were taken in my front garden in early evening. I really do need to get out and do this more often. Enjoy!
Good Morning! Well, it’s morning where I am. And there’s sunshine, so that’s good. I’m headed out to a gig shortly, so this is just a round-up of what’s on my desk and tabs for the day. First! Big News! LOL… I have ordered proof copies of Inktail & Friends. They will arrive here in… Read More Gleanings from the Desk
I am up at Mad Genius Club today with the second part of Forensics for Writers. I’m not at home today, so here are some Pretty Birds to look at in the meantime.
I got up this morning and realized that I could hear the birds singing loudly, but the little feeder outside my office window was empty. I slid on unlaced boots, grabbed a suet bloc and the bag of seed, and slipped quietly out into the gray morning light. It’s not going to be a warm… Read More The Birdfeeder News
I’m busy trying to get everything done for the Holidays, but I took a few minutes to play feather paparazzi and stalk the birds I can see through my office window. All of these photos were shot through glass, so they aren’t as crisp as they could be. But I really haven’t time (or body… Read More Birdstalking
My mother’s favorite song (one of them) from her favorite movie is My Favorite Things. When I posted a photo I’d taken yesterday to facebook, asking her to show it to my sister Juniper, I didn’t expect her to compose a new variant on the song, but it’s lovely, and I wanted to share it. Mom… Read More Raindrops on Juniper
I have the tendency when I’m bored and have a few minutes to kill, to read. If I’m not in the mood to read, I tinker with the apps on my tablet or phone. Since I’m not really a gamer (there are exceptions, and if I could find certain board games on the app store,… Read More Art Manipulation
One of my regrets is that I rarely have the time to sit down and read through my field guides to insects and flowers any more. Once, that was how I kept track of everything I saw outside, naming and knowing what it did, was it edible? The irony is that now, when I have… Read More A Goldenrod Soldier