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Lynx, Meet Hibiscus

Posted in Animalia, Photography 365 with tags , , , , on December 13, 2010 by Megan

Sneaking in under the wire tonight. I was in bed, but the restless insomniac in me got back up. I figure it’s better to do something productive than lay there frustrated, right? (And, you know, I only have to be up in another 5 hours.)

We were inundated with lynx spiders this year, among other, more nefarious types. This one decided my hibiscus plant was the perfect place to lay her egg sac. Watching her was amazing: she laid the sac in the middle of the leaf, then using some super, extra strong silks, actually hemmed the leaf shut around the sac. If I happened to touch the plant, she would either charge towards me or move quickly to straddle her sac. Amazing and unexpected behaviors!

Lynx, Meet Hibiscus

You can just barely see her on the web – she was right below the egg sac when this was taken. It was so windy that I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the sewn-up leaf.



Posted in Photography 365 with tags , on July 7, 2010 by Megan

Rough Road

A Sedate Fourth

Posted in Photography 365 with tags , on July 5, 2010 by Megan

No fireworks for us, we hung out at home and just did….. nothing.

Sydney Sleeps

And it was bliss.

More catching up….

Posted in Photography 365 with tags , on July 3, 2010 by Megan

I seem to be perpetually behind these days, most especially on the weekends when it’s hard to make myself turn on the computer for more than brief moments.

Without further ado, here are my three catch-ups – all shot on the proper day, they just never made it to the computer:

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Some embellishments used in a piece I was figuring out…

Friday, July 1, 2010


The boy, and playing with a few more effects in Photoshop, just to see what can be done…

Friday, July 3, 2010

Two today. We went to the field this morning for the first time in ages (we’ve been locked down by the heat during the day).

Firing Squad

If you’ve never stood in a pile of fire ants….. don’t. It hurts. A lot.

Vintage Draya

And finally, Draya, enjoying the fresh air and freedom!

OMG, Ya’ll…

Posted in Photography 365 with tags , , on June 30, 2010 by Megan

All-you-can-eat children!

All You Can Eat

And they’re half price!

In Progress…

Posted in Photography 365 with tags , , , , on June 29, 2010 by Megan

In Progress

I spent part of today working on altered matchboxes – this is the beginning (well, after the gesso and paint beginning) of an Edward Gorey box for a friend. Most of  the box ended up being done in pen and ink, but there were a few other touches, including the monogram Shrinky Dink you see in the background.

Catching Up….

Posted in Photography 365 with tags , , on June 28, 2010 by Megan

I am behind!

I was on the road all day Saturday, coming home from North Carolina, and then… well, things just kind of got away from me. So I owe photos from 3 days, including today. I did actually manage to shoot each day, I just didn’t make it to the blog – though I suppose it’s not such a terrible thing to take a couple days away from the computer…

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jesus Saves


Sunday, June 27, 2010


Monday, June 28, 2010

Tropical Summer

It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity