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Stripes and Dots

Went to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge yesterday with my nieces and had a really nice relaxing afternoon.  Here is one of the gems that I was able to capture.

Entered for this weeks photo challenge: Textures

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Between Flights 2

 

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Is it really fall?

Some of you may have a couple of my earlier post when I was dreading the fall weather since it will start to get cold.  Well the weather here in NJ is anything but fall like.  Today we had temperatures in the 80’s and tomorrow we may even break the record if it reaches 86 degrees.

I haven’t taken many pictures at my workplace oasis in a while so since the weather was so nice I decided to take a few pictures.

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Ready for take off

 

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Early morning sounds

This weeks Daily Post challenge is Morning.  I am only a morning person when I go on vacation (7 day to go!!), but I stay up late almost every day.

So for this challenge I was unsure what to post then it dawned on me….The early morning (after midnight) sounds of nature.

So about 1:00 am I take my trusty Sony camera out to record the sounds around my home.  I love hearing this. It is so much better than hearing the sounds of cars speeding by like when I lived in an apartment.

Do you enjoy the sounds of nature?

Yes it is really this dark here.  There is one street light and it is very dull so it does not show in the video.

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A Bug Magnetic?

I am not sure what is going but for some reason I am attracting all sorts of bugs.

Last night while sitting in my computer room all of a sudden there is this flying thing fluttering on my wall.  I snapped a few pictures (yes the camera is always ready) before I trapped it and attempted to set it free outside.

When I tossed it outside it looked like it came back in and landed on my pants.  But I did not see anything so I thought nothing of it.

After about 10 minutes I feel a tickle on my arm so I rub my arm and it is the flying bug!

Needless to say I let out a little scream.

I managed to catch it again and this time I made sure it was outside.

Does anyone know what this is?

Entered into this week’s WP Challenge Curve for the wings and body.

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On Top

on top

And even though it’s hard
and I may struggle through it all.
You see me struggle…
you will NEVER see me fall.

by Joyce Alcantra

If you look closely you can see a little green bug on top of the post.

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Tangled Web

I wonder if the spider (it was a Wolf Spider) that I found in my basement came from this tangled web.  Everything, except for this hole in the container, was covered. It is big enough for that monster spider to reside.

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Of course I was not going to mess with it to find out what was actually in there.

 

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Garden Visitors

It seems that some of the caterpillars are loving my new flowerbeds. I hope these are the ones that turn into butterflies.

Do all caterpillars turn into butterflies?

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WP PHOTO CHALLENGE: (EXTRA) ORDINARY

I believe that butterflies are extraordinary creatures.  They begin their life as a caterpillar, once they reach a certain weight and length they enclose themselves in a Pupa or Chrysalis.  Depending on the breed they can be in the pupa for a few days or as long as a winter season.

But when they finally emerge, it is the image of beauty and grace.

Ordinary?

Ordinary or Extraordinary?

Perhaps the butterfly is proof

that you can go through a great deal of

darkness and yet come out…..

Beautiful

by Unknown

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