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Spring and Tulips

These flowers were blooming in the yard, but I had no idea what kind they were. Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long to look them up because of their distinctive coloring. They are Tulipa kaufmannianas, also known as Johann Strauss tuli ...

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Long-Jawed Orb Weaver

The long-jawed orb weaver isn't the most colorful spider out there, but it has a unique shape and a pretty wild design on its abdomen. For as creepy as they may appear, they're essentially harmless (assuming you're not a bug).