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May 27 – Tiny Babies

I found a tiny baby crawling on the curtain beside my desk today. I convinced it to crawl onto a piece of paper so I could take it outside and when I watched it crawl onto a leaf, I saw another tiny baby, so of course I grabbed my camera. No matter how many times I see them, there’s something about tiny mantis babies. They’re so cute.


And, as a bonus, check out what I won from a claw machine:


Day 352 – B&W Grove of Snow

Wow did it snow last night. And today. And the temperatures haven’t risen about freezing all day. Actually, it’s officially been below freezing since about 3 p.m.  Since there’s a ton of snow and a ton of ice out there, driving was definitely not safe, so I didn’t go to work today. I did get out from under my kotatsu and went for a walk for about an hour this morning. It was cold. My toes were frozen blocks of ice when I got home.

grove of snow

As much as I hate the cold, I have to admit undisturbed snow is really beautiful.

Day 330 – In The Gingko Valley

In the same valley as my favorite gingko tree is a wooden structure that kind of looks like bells. I’m not sure what the purpose is, but I’ve always been fascinated with it. This year, I wandered into the field where it sits to take some pictures.


Lots of line repetitions…no wonder I like it. This is the whole structure:


With the gingko tree in the background, of course.