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The life of a bee…

Just the day in the life of a bee.

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Clearing off my phone… nature is weird… part 1…

You know I like to clear the photos off my phone each week, and this was an interesting week in nature. The dogs were trying to eat this huge beetle in our yard. We moved the dogs away to save … Continue reading

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Just more dew-kissed roses… part 1…

Hey, I said no more pictures of flowers from my mom’s garden. I never said, when I drove all the way from San Diego to the San Francisco Bay Area to visit her that I wouldn’t take a side trip … Continue reading

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I even managed to get some good pictures of a bumblebee!

Bumblebees are harder to photograph than most birds and butterflies. To get one in focus in flight is a rare treat. It turns out that the garden next door has flowers that attract not only butterflies, but bumblebees as well. … Continue reading

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Just clearing some photos off my phone… part 4… a matter of life and death, and a new friend…

I was doing one of my patrols the other night, and I saw this preying mantis stuck in the orb web of a garden spider. Her back legs and wings were caught in the web, but her forearms were free. … Continue reading

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled photos of snowy mountains and flower fields to bring you really close-up pictures of a dead bug… you’re welcome…

Hey, I know, but I was vacuuming the floor the other day, a regular occurrence with two dogs and a cat, and right before I sucked it up, I spotted this dead mosquito hawk. (no, I don’t know why they … Continue reading

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Having some fun at work…

See, people just aren’t expecting a security officer in a monkey mask. Oh yeah! And I had a visit from this little guy. I named him Irving.

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Stick together… part 30… Am I starting to bug you yet… part 2…

Is this whole series starting to bug you? Does my love/hate relationship with the crack squirrels living in my head seem insectuous? Why can’t I just let this mirror image thing bee? Am I becoming a garden variety pest? Is … Continue reading

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Stick together… part 29… Am I starting to bug you yet… part 1…

The symmetry of nature, as expressed with mirror imaging. I mean, really… What else is there to say?

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Getting in the mood for Christmas… Old, recycled posts of the holiday season… the final chapter… maybe…

So, I am going to be busy doing the usual Christmas trek/family gathering thing. And we will be doing lots of cool stuff that requires me to take photos, and then do posts about them. So, I am running out … Continue reading

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