Last February, I photographed some mushrooms growing on a log near our driveway. That was back when I was just getting into digital photography, and I happened to get a picture that’s still one of my favorites. Jump forward to yesterday, and some of those mushrooms’ relatives have made an appearance around the stump from which that log was cut.
My camera hasn’t been venturing out quite as often with the changing weather, so I decided I would share these photos from a few weeks ago.
Although it was a little chilly, one particular morning last week was beautiful with the ground and plants covered in a thin layer of frost.
What I thought were a bazillion gnats flying around last week turned out to be a bazillion woolly aphids. Going outside for any amount of time guaranteed that you would find at least one on your clothes when you came back in.
At least, that’s what I think it looks like.
The weather is getting colder, which means bugs are looking for nice, warm places to congregate.
This week we will observe as a cereal leaf beetle attempts the feat of crossing a half-inch gap on a tree stump.
If you asked me to name one bug that reminded me of my childhood, I would probably say the rollie-pollie, aka the pill bug.
After viewing a few pictures of a jumping spider crawling on an eggplant plant in the garden, I was reminded of a traveler venturing through wild and unfamiliar territory.
I was going to sit down in one of our patio chairs when I noticed a praying mantis had stolen my seat.