Archive for July, 2007

a few notes

Monday, July 30th, 2007

As I began to write these notes, this morning’s post by Robin at Dharma Bums immediately came to mind – and these lines in particular: There are more stories than we can tell, so most of the time we don’t tell any of them at all, not about the goldfinches that gather in throngs under […]


Saturday, July 28th, 2007

On my Thursday afternoon insect walk around the farm, I came upon quite a few interesting sights. What all had in common was that something unusual was revealed, either through my photographs, or by spending a bit of time on observation. I’ll write about each of these sightings in this and the next couple of […]

update on the yellow bear caterpillar

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

As some of you will remember, back on July 9th, I wrote: Yesterday, I collected the caterpillar below — what is, in all probability, a Virginian Tiger moth (Spilosoma virginica), often referred to as a Yellow Bear caterpillar. It was found on the tall Sweet Clover plant (Melilotus alba), which is often seen growing along […]

tiny curiosities

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Cerastipsocus venosus ~ Bark lice This last few weeks, I’ve been fairly busy photographing insects and trying to deal with all of the camera downloading, image sorting, backing up of drives, etc… that is associated with digital images. I see so many things that I’d like to share, but am never quite sure just how […]

it’s free

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

We’ve been having beautiful summer sunsets here this week. I took this photo out in the oldfield meadow – it’s actually, a composite patched together from three photos (click on image for a larger view). I always think about how it’s the really good stuff that is for free in this world. Last night, I […]

my count

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

I’m very pleased to see that quite a few of you decided to give the Great Phymata Challenge a try. My own count was eleven, and I see that a few of you found the same number. I’ve posted the above photo with a pink ring around each phymata that I found (click on the […]

take the great phymata challenge

Friday, July 20th, 2007

We’re still putzing around home in the final few days of Don’s very abbreviated single-week holiday, so my posts will continue to be rather abbreviated as well. Today’s post leaves the “work” up to you. Let’s see how everyone does (now, don’t disappoint me by not giving this a try, okay?). A couple of nights […]