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 […]


I saw one of these spiders a few years ago – it made a web in my driveway that was several feet across and I almost walked into it.

They’re actually quite skittish and tend to run away from people. This is a feature I appreciate in spiders.

Anyway, I found this one […]

Flower Bug

You Talking To Me?


Dragonfly Face