Spiderlings waiting for a breeze

This is one of the horses here at the farmhouse – I’ve been trying to find a time when he stays still long enough for a close-up, and finally, there was brief stillness. I’m a bit behind as these spiderling photos are from June 5th. I assumed the young spiders were Argiope aurantia, as I’ve … Continue reading

Ice and spiderlings

The alternating freeze and thaw we have been seeing here lately has made for some interesting ice formations. Unfortunately, the most beautiful and delicate patterns sunk into the creek bed the moment I stepped on the bank. A sure sign that spring is just around the corner, two of the three egg sacs that the … Continue reading

The promise of spring

We’ve been having some unusually warm temperatures for this time of year, but it has turned colder again. I took some photos in the field during those warmer days. A few days ago the milkweed pods were at their best in our field. “Densely packed in a little oblong chest, armed with soft, downy prickles, … Continue reading

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