Happy Halloween!




Happy Halloween everyone! Today’s post was posted on Halloween in 2012. Wishing everyone a Boo-tiful weekend! On this Halloween day, I’m featuring some Boo-tiful creatures from a local Missouri prairie that I captured one October morning in the fall of 2010. When fall comes to the prairie, there often are many magnificent spider webs that […]

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Backlit Beauty




On my last visit to the local Missouri prairie, there was not much wildflower activity. A few blooms here and there, but most plants are going to seed and browning up. However, I found this interesting orb spider web at the edge of the woods. It is a web built by an Arboreal Orb Weaver […]

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Arachnid Lovers Rejoice!




Caution: Spiders Lie Ahead, in this blog post!!! Here is one of my first blog posts, from 2009. I just had to “dust the cobwebs off” :o) With the recent weather a bit less conducive to getting the kayak (“Rubber Duckie”) out, I have spent some time shooting some Garden Spiders. I currently have 6 […]

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Fall Colors on the Prairie




(This post originally published in October 2010) Here are a few images I recently took in the Prairie Meadow, exhibiting the fall colors that are now upon us. The first image is a sunflower that is covered with the early morning frost:   The meadow is covered with Smooth Sumac that is now showing their […]

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Yesterday in the Prairie Meadow (Re-post)




Just got home from a quick, 2-day photo trip to northwest Missouri’s Squaw Creek NWR, a very special place to visit … especially in the fall and spring bird migrations. The reason for the trip? How about 200+ Trumpeter Swans! I’ll post about the trip very soon … but I have to first download and […]

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Boo-tiful Prairie




On this Halloween day, I’m featuring some Boo-tiful creatures from a local Missouri prairie that I captured one October morning in the fall of 2010. When fall comes to the prairie, there often are many magnificent spider webs that can be found. With a backdrop of fall colors, it can be a wonderful find, even […]

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Garden Orb Spider Images




With the recent weather a bit less conducive to getting the kayak (“Rubber Duckie”) out, I have spent some time shooting some Garden Spiders. I currently have 6 of these beautiful orb spiders that have staked claim to part of my greenhouse. Here are a couple of┬ámy favorites: Here is a Garden Spider, encasing a […]

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