In due time

Two days and fifteen photos ago, I posed a challenge to find a hidden subject, and this is the reveal. Eventually. Gotta stick with my narrative.

Five weeks ago, I photographed a pair of half-sized, juvenile green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) hanging around the front lawn area read more

Readers’ submitted photos


Well, that title’s not exactly true, because the apostrophe indicates more than one reader, plus I’m pretty sure this one is not a regular here anyway only when I direct her attention to something, but you know, that’s her loss. Regardless, these are all photos sent to me by my friend, who took a trip out west with her SO, son, and daughter-in-law, read more

Expert level

Okay, now can you find it?


I’ll give you some time, and be back later on to see how you did ;-)

By the way, I’ve been doing pretty good with having a post for every day in October, even though I haven’t posted on every day, and this catches me up again. We’ll see if I can continue it until month end. Shouldn’t be hard if I find banal ways to space them out…

On this date 43


In 2009, I worked for an idiot within a park complex, which isn’t exactly germane but it needed to be said anyway, and came across this swarm of ants, and I do mean swarm they were everywhere for roughly a four-meter-square section, even throughout the air and onto the trees, but I suspected that what you see here was the source, or as close as I could get read more

Skill Level 2

Okay, how about now?


Can you spot what I was photographing yesterday, as I was putting up the Halloween decorations (why I don’t know, because we’re not going to have trick-or-treaters this year I’m sure, which means the book stockpile isn’t going to go down either.) This one’s a little harder than the last one, so take your time.

Of course we’re going in closer.


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Consistency is important, so I hear

Hey! You know what’s coming up again within the next few days? That’s right – the Orionids meteor shower.

You know what I’m going to get no worthwhile images of at all? By the most astounding of coincidences, it’s also the Orionids meteor shower.

It’s not like I don’t try, but between work schedules, weather, temperature, and just plain motivation, I only read more

Midmonth abstract

[Oh nuts. I wrote this back on the 8th, intending to post it on the fifteenth, but didn’t schedule it at the time, figuring I’d come back to it. Then it got pushed down in the queue, and after a bit without seeing it I just had the impression that I’d already posted it. So here it is a day late.]

I’m just throwing down this image that I’d selected for September’s read more

But how? Part 28: But why?

Various aspects and versions of this one have been tackled before, but I decided to approach this directly when reading about some of the alternate theories (other than the Big Bang) regarding the beginning of the known universe. The author said that there were two approaches to some of the traits that have been proposed as alternate scenarios:

  1. We can attempt to devise a theoretical mechanism to explain those phenomena, while simultaneously maintaining all the successes of the prior theory and making novel predictions that are distinct from the prior theory’s predictions.
  2. Or we can simply assume that there is no explanation, and the Universe was simply born with the properties necessary to give us the Universe we observe.

The second outright announces that no one’s even read more

Mason Farm 2: Arachnidy


We now return to Mason Farm Biological Reserve, only not really because all these photos were taken during one visit that’s already days past now, so all we’re doing is seeing more photos – vacation slides from your creepy neighbor. And as the name implies (well, outright announces,) it’s gonna be spider heavy.

Part of this is because, late in the season and with chilly nights, read more

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