We visited my grandmother in western Oregon for Christmas this year (now last year). She has a hummingbird feeder attached to her kitchen window, and on Christmas Eve day there were several hummingbirds taking turns drinking from the feeder. I was ex ...
My mom spotted this Cooper’s Hawk sitting up in a tree.
Before everything froze last month, I found this Phidippus audax on a Swiss Chard leaf in the garden. Here it is eating a plant bug. This was our first year growing Swiss Chard, and along with it being good for salads and sandwiches, it add ...
A spider looks good on pink, don’t you think?
This ambush bug had excellent camouflage on some Paprika flowers, but not quite excellent enough, because I found it.
A patient crab spider was hanging out on an Osteospermum flower, waiting for some other bugs to come along.
We have a large pot filled with curly spearmint, and its flowers are a garden favorite for pollinators. These are a few of the visitors I found.
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Two photos of a bridge over the Snake River, near Copperfield Campground.
Spiders come in a variety of sizes, and sometimes it’s hard to tell how big they are in close-up photographs. Maybe some of them aren’t so scary after all…