That was after he did this, and I as trying to get him to do it again.

For Rain


Since I need a few more photos for next year’s calendar, I decided to take some of my pocket watches apart.

I’m thinking of using this one, which is ironically my cheapoest pocket watch.

This one is from a much nicer watch.

Both of them are completely analog watches, no batteries or quartz […]


This lady is an appropriately named Black and Yellow Garden Spider. I think I found one outside the front door about this time last year. This year she’s inside the screen door. I think they like the ivy.

I know this is a female since the males are significantly smaller (less than a centimeter, […]

There, that’s better

Mr. Dragonfly was still there this morning, so I went back with the ISO not turned up to Insane.

I was hoping to get natural light pictures, but sadly there’s a reasonable breeze so I still had to use the flash. But hey.

Here’s a close-up. And people think Michelle Bachmann has […]

Night Dragon

I noticed this dragonfly sleeping outside while letting the dogs out for Last Call.

I spent an hour taking pictures of it, all the while forgetting that I set the ISO to A ZILLION to help me focus. So these are all a LOT noisier than they need to be. Oh well. This one’s […]

Osprey Nest

I took this a few weeks ago. We saw the nest while biking through a trail through what used to be an ammunition plant. It’s right by where they’re planning on building the new Vikings stadium, thereby destroying all the nature bits.

The area is all sealed off and I’m not really into […]


Frog Day Afternoon

After that whole tree frog thing, and noticing frogs all OVER the place, I decided to take the real camera with a macro lens out to the park.

Please note that any mention of frog species is speculation.

I’m a bit sad about this one because there were originally three frogs there, but […]