Archive for September, 2007

insect photography 101

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Earlier this summer, Pablo from Roundrock Journal suggested that I write about insect photography sometime. I had planned to do so, but as so often happens, the good intention drifted off and got lost among everyday events. I’ll try to remedy that situation in this and (hopefully) several subsequent posts. I thought it might be […]

recently read and enjoyed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It’s been awhile since I put together a “recently read” post. I’ve actually bookmarked several interesting posts over the past couple of months, but never seemed to get my act together. I’ll try to remedy that situation today. But first, about the spiders. The one above seems to be a Shamrock Spider (Araneus trifolium) and […]

33 years

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

It’s our anniversary today. Thirty-three years. I just did a little math and realized that Don and I have been married for almost two-thirds of my life. Basically, it’s been a hoot and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have spent those two-thirds of my life with. Happy anniversary, Don!

before and after

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Yesterday, we knocked another job off the “gotta do” list for this season. The fascia boards on the studio roof were looking mighty rough, so had to be taken down and replaced with new boards which I’d painted up last week. There’s a photo of the studio with the new boards in place down at […]

i’m seeing red

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

I’m seeing red — leaves, that is. The Red Maple on the front lawn has just begun to change colour. Soon, the nearby Sugar Maple (not pictured) will be glowing golden-orange. The High-bush Cranberries are a deep reddish-purple. While out for my evening walk in the woods yesterday, I was thinking of how the trees […]

the return of the phenological grasshoppers

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Around mid-September last year, I wrote about the phenological grasshoppers that come to our front porch to lay eggs each year. Now, as mentioned yesterday, I’ve been doing quite a bit of work on the front porch — replacing some of the deck boards that were looking rather ragged, etc… So, late yesterday afternoon, having […]

late summer insect activity

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

a pair of Ambush Bugs (Phymata) in deep gold coloration of late summer If it seems that I’ve been a little quiet lately, it’s true. As mentioned a few days back, after a hot, humid summer, I’ve been taking advantage of the cooler weather to do some house repairs and garden work. I’m just about […]