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Friday Focus

Today’s focus: The Regal Fritillary, a large butterfly similar in size to the monarch.

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November 2016 Super Moon through the grasses in the back yard…

Adobe Photoshop Architecture Black and White Photography Children Community Dogs Family Food Trucks Graffiti Graffiti Art Minnesota Nature neighborhood Saint Paul

Sunday Ramble

Sunday in St. Paul was gorgeous and we took advantage with a neighborhood ramble…

Minnesota Nature Post-a-Day weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

The endurance of the North Shore: Lake Superior

Community Phoneography Weather Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Twilight Phoneography

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Abstract Photography Photography weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines to patterns/ swirls (and cool posts)

lines and swirls into shapes
lines and swirls into shapes

I just liked these posts today…not all are part of the challenge, but they brought a smile, or gasp, due to the sheer beauty…

Love the spider webs by Folly Girls Photo World…one of my favorite memories of my dad is a B&W photo he took of a dew covered web.

Nature Photography

Spiders Take on WordPress

Blogger, Alles Ist Gut/ Mrs. Spider and I seem to be on the same wave length today. While in the garden last night I met this lovely lady. She is a Black and Yellow Garden spider (Argiope aurantia)- apparently quite common!

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Winter Trees

What happens when an ordinary tree transforms? As I continue to explore, I look at photos I may have dismissed and wonder what they would look like with more cropping, visualizing, editing. Not for the purist I suppose…but an interesting exercise!

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I also looked at a couple of shots that were complete mistakes- the camera was still set on timer and just went off- snapping random shots as I attempted to regain control. The following is one I saved, edited a bit, and entitled ‘Haiku’.