Foggy Spring Meadow of Funnel Spider Webs in Morning Dew

Last Thursday we had a convergence of sorts in Auburn where super high humidity came in and stayed overnight, leaving us with thousands upon thousands of Funnel Spider webs on the ground. The common Funnel Web spiders derives its name from the unique webs it spins. The Funnel Web spider kills garden pests, but the…

The Most Colorful Macro Flower Edition of Friday Feet

I thought I would make today's Friday Feet the most colorful set of flowers shot in this series. I spent most of the day in blasting 100*F heat cutting acres of dry grass so this was a nice break. The flowers are from the Stephens family from after their service yesterday (see previous post). They…

Testing the Old Oil and Water Theory Close Up :: Photos

Something totally different for today. I thought I would try a little abstract photography last weekend. No special post-processing or photoshop on these images, just a simple mix of oil and water on a red and green flag. I always wanted to try some super closeup shots like this and I could have gotten in…

A Nasty Tomato Hornworm Caterpillar Closeup

This is just about as perfect a photo of the day as I can get for summer in the south. These nasty things attack our tomato plants every year and they look so much like the plant leaves they are almost impossible to see. The only part you see is the evidence they were there…

Summer Food Photo of the Day with Red Seedless Grapes

My photo of the day sorta screams summer to me... fresh fruit. I love red seedless grapes and when I picked these up yesterday on the way home from work they were too good not to shoot. These shots are never as easy as I think they are going to be but I like the…

Macro Photography of the Phalaenopsis Orchid Flower

I took this set of photos of my Father-in-law's orchid while I was at his house for the festival and just now got around to posting some pics of them. This Phalaenopsis Orchid apparently comes in a huge variety of colors, this one just happens to be white with a tiny bit of yellow and…

Saturday Morning Macro Flowers Before the Heat Arrives

I think I spent an hour or longer last night looking for a single wildflower to shoot and found nothing. We have had so little rain here this summer that nothing wild is blooming, until I woke up this morning and looked right outside my window. I always forget about these tiny little violet wildflowers.…

Southern Magnolia sieboldii Blooms in Early Spring

We have a tiny little Magnolia tree we planted about 3-4 years ago and all it does is bloom like crazy about this time of year. It never seems to grow or put out many leaves but the blooms are very pretty. It's not the traditional Magnolia tree with the big waxy leaves, I'm pretty…

Nails Before the Trim Up Close

Photo of the day today is something a little different.  Love the lighting and soft colors of the manicure before they are all trimmed up.  Yes, I was the photographer for this photo shoot.  Wasn’t something I had done often, or ever, but it was pretty cool.

Closeup Photo of Hebrew Flash Cards on Land and Earth

Today’s photo of the day comes from a pile of Hebrew flash cards I have been going through for quite a while.  For some reason they never seem to just jump out at me and speak English, but I do finally know the one on the top, the earth or land.