Camellia

This is the time of year when our camellias bloom, then drop their petals onto the driveway, where they wither away. Sometimes I’ll find an intact flower lying on the ground, somehow more delicate and beautiful than when it was still alive, on the bush.

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Moth and mantis

Any time I find a praying mantis, I just have to grab my camera. Even if I can’t get close enough for a really awesome shot, there’s just something so amazing about these insects. I found this one hanging out in our front yard, and I stalked her for at least half an hour; I’m sure she was hoping I’d […]

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Falling faces

Here in the northern hemisphere, dead or dying leaves appear in all sorts of shapes and conditions as they plummet from their tree branches at this time of year. I noticed this particular leaf because it was filled with holes and was lying right in the middle of the trail. It wasn’t until I got home and looked at the […]

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This and that

Sometimes on my local hikes I don’t come across anything really exciting to shoot; so instead I look for small details or odd little things that catch my eye. It might be an unexpected message or something accidentally left behind — or even a colorful rock that I’ve probably trod on hundreds of times without ever noticing before.

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