Oh! What a tangled web we weave,
When we must our hunger to relieve.

This was fascinating. I noticed the cicada suspended in air, then watched the spider approach cautious. All at one, the spider jumped on her captive and slew him with her venom, then backed off to observe its death throes. Once it prey stopped moving, she moved in for a final coup.

Spider killing cicada

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17 September 2016 · Comments Off on Another Swallowtail · Categories: Seen on the Street

black swallowtail

Judging by the larger yellow spots at the back of the wings, I think it’s a male.

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12 September 2016 · Comments Off on Green Heron · Categories: Seen on the Street

A rare bird indeed (from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck).

Green heron

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10 September 2016 · Comments Off on Bees · Categories: Seen on the Street

Bumblebee on flower

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03 September 2016 · Comments Off on Black Swallowtail · Categories: Seen on the Street

Black swallowtail butterfly head on

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Weaver spider


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21 August 2016 · Comments Off on Eastern Tiger Swallowtail · Categories: Seen on the Street

Butterfly browsing lantana plant

Learn more about the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

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17 August 2016 · Comments Off on A Palette Cleanser · Categories: Seen on the Street

Pink Rose

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31 July 2016 · Comments Off on A Picture Is Worth · Categories: Seen on the Street

Seen at The Fast Wok, Suburban Station, Philadelphia:

Freezer bearing motto:  Never argue with an idiot.  They will drag you down to their level, then beat you to death with experience.

Afterthought:

Yep. I’m back in Philly for a few days. It’s a great city and it’s nice to be back, if only for a short time. (And, no, it has nothing to do with the Democratic Convention.)

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31 July 2016 · Comments Off on Electraglide in Blue · Categories: Seen on the Street

Buick Electra 225 Convertible.

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20 July 2016 · Comments Off on Take a Break · Categories: Seen on the Street

Bumble Bee on Celosia Blossom

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Young robin

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26 June 2016 · Comments Off on Tiger Lilies · Categories: Seen on the Street

Picture of multi-colored lillies in bloom

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12 June 2016 · Comments Off on The Eagle Has Landed · Categories: Seen on the Street

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Eagle in tree

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03 June 2016 · Comments Off on Spidey Sensed · Categories: Seen on the Street

Spider on car fender

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