Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ghoulish Spider Feast - Happy Halloween!

A spider enjoys her Halloween feast ... a yellowjacket that is nearly as big as she is!

Happy Halloween!

This is my submission this week to Gemma's Weekend Nature meme.
Please come join us to feast on natural beauty from around the world!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Nature's Jewels - Diamond Reflections

I call them "Nature's Jewels" - these sparkly diamonds that appear only after the sun breaks through after a heavy rain ...

To see reflections from around the world, visit James at Newtown Area Photo, and join us for Weekend Reflections!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Face in Moss Heart

I found this moss heart after a light windstorm in September.

I didn't notice the happy face in the heart until later!

To see hearts from around the world, visit Random Hearts, and share YOUR heart on Guest Heart Thursday!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Now THIS is RED!

Ah the colors of Autumn!
Aren't they gorgeous?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Living Dangerously - Weekend Reflections

While waiting for my uncle to get out of the doctor's office, I took a short walk. I happened upon a flock of geese near the main road and watched as they wandered closer and closer to the traffic that zoomed by ... apparently unconcerned.

To my relief, the geese seemed to understand the dangers, and stuck to the grass.

The ducks, on the other hand, played it safe ... coming close only to the reflections of the cars in the background.

To see reflections from around the world, visit James at Newtown Area Photo - and join us for Weekend Reflections.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Short Autumn Walk ...

For the first time in several weeks I felt well enough to go for a walk, tired of being tied to the house with the flu.

Even in this short time, things have changed.

Autumn has arrived.

Thistle down glows in the sun ... it's burden of seed now at the mercy of wind and rain ...

I was joined for a short time by a deer ...
But she was too fast for me, and headed in the opposite direction.

It felt good to be back outside.
To discover Fall.
To breathe the cold air,
And enjoy the patches of sun.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yellow Caterpillar ...

I found this beautiful yellow caterpillar near the road ...
A true reminder that Autumn is here ...

As I continued, I found another.
Then several more.
They were all yellow.

I've never seen a yellow caterpillar like this before.
I wonder what kind of moth or butterfly it will become ...
I can only imagine it will be as beautiful ...
In it's next life.