Tag Archives: animals and nature

the insect identification multimedia extravaganza

Little insect splashed with paint, Is you a moth or is you ain’t? Brown and orange wings with a big white spot, Are you a butterfly or are you not? Butterfly antennae have clubs and bobbles. Moths have quiet wings, … Continue reading

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down on the farm

(This blog post was developed by a National Worm Expert.) Oh, those worms, those magical, magical worms: eating their magic worm food then falling asleep in their magic worm bedding, safe down on the Magic Worm Farm.  Keeps (magical) worms … Continue reading

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art references for a large insect

Yesterday, I posted some photographs of three of my cameras. (This is the photographic equivalent of the movie musical where the characters decide to put on a show).  Today I was planning to show you some art references for comics … Continue reading

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phone camera monarch

As August turns into September/ I am chasing a monarch around the garden/ with my phone.

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in the catbird seat, or the mystery bird uncovered

It all started earlier this summer when I saw an unfamiliar grey bird under the bird feeder in my next door neighbors’ front yard.  Now, I have been living in this house for 27 years this week, and have been … Continue reading

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distraction; dragonflies and disorganization

This start of the Interesting Fourth of July Project has been put off one day due to poor organization in the studio.  And also I got to go out and drink coffee and photograph to different kinds of dragonflies in … Continue reading

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sunday internet image: the big guy

Let’s get back to doing the Sunday internet image thing with a big image of a big guy: the Columbian Mammoth. This painting (?) by Carl Buell really gives you a feeling of what it would be like to walk … Continue reading

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new year’s eve in antelopia

Antelopia is my ongoing series of portrait images of taxidermy antelopes.  They represent a lot of things to me: formality, and Western civilization, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the relationship of art to nature.  But mostly they are … Continue reading

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wade in the green water

It’s too cold for wading here in already-wintry Indiana. I don’t really want to write about the news any more, and while work is finally starting to go a little better, I don’t have anything ready to share. But I … Continue reading

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rake leaves, write poems

“Before you reach enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After you reach enlightenment,  chop wood, carry water.” I rake the leaves in the front yard And watch the neighborhood hawk glide hunting from tree to tree. She is chopping wood and … Continue reading

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