Category Archives: bugs & critters

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

~ Porcupine Trail ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting ~

“…I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder…” “…and I am waiting for the American Eagle to really spread its wings and straighten up and fly right…” “…and I am waiting for forests and animals to reclaim the earth as theirs…” “…and I am waiting for … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #71: Creepy ~ (Warning – arachnophobes beware!) ~

When my flesh crawls and all my senses go into high alert, I usually don’t hang around to take pictures! I love photographing and learning about creepy-crawlies like spiders, bugs, snails and other flightless critters I come upon in my rambles. Growing … Continue reading

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~ Discoveries ~

During the week I was at Crescent Creek with my sister Diana, we took an afternoon drive east to the Crane Prairie Marshes. She had seen White Pelicans there a week or so earlier, but they had already moved on. However, … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #44: Harmony ~

“The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.”  Ruth Bernhard   https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/lens-artists-challenge-44-harmony/         … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #34: Close-Up ~

  Here are some favorite close-ups from my archives.   The photo above was taken at beach level of a piece of rusted flotsam covered in Goose barnacles, with a feather resting next to it.    The light was just … Continue reading

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