Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Barn Kat aka The Bird Assassin


Barack finally took care of that pesky mockingbird a few days ago, the one that's been swooping at him all summer (and last summer too!) Well, one of them... we still have another mockingbird that sings at night.  I hope he knows better than to bother Barack.

Vengeance is mine, sayeth the kitteh.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Black & Yellow Argiope Spider

black and yellow argiopes are common garden spiders
(funny, I've never seen one before!)

size of spider in relation to a horsefly
(Tom killed the horsefly and threw it into her web)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Zinnia in Sepia

a yellow dwarf zinnia shows off its singular beauty even in sepia

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

feeding on my dill plant

Not sure which variety of swallowtail butterfly as there are approximately 550 species.  This caterpillar most closely resembles the Anise Swallowtail, or possibly the Black Swallowtail.