Monthly Archives: July 2013

Great Spangled Fritillary

photograph of a great spangled fritillary butterfly on a wild flower

I came across a couple of Great Spangled Fritillaries in an open woodland meadow in Central Virginia as I hiked there in late May.  Even if you’re not a butterfly fan, you have to love the name of this species. 🙂


Perfect Camouflage

photograph of a cricket frog camouflaged in the mud

A tiny Cricket Frog sits still, assuming its nearly perfect camouflage will keep it safe.  I never would have seen it had it not hopped right in front of me as I walked down the lakeside trail.


The Last Two Slices

photograph of two slices of watermelon

The last two slices of watermelon, bathed in the light of the kitchen window.