Monthly Archives: October 2011

Circle of Life–Autumn


Image courtesy of Vintage Workshop

I’ve been procrastinating clinging to the memories of a summer that ended too soon. Sigmund Freud defined denial as a defense mechanism, “in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence.” (Wikipedia)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Image courtesy of Vintage Workshop

 Seeing today is the last day of October, and daylight savings time ends this weekend (for those of us who’ve been chosen to participate in it), I suppose it must really be fall.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last week, the temperatures took a nosedive, a nor’easter came to town, some areas of the country got snow, and my body kicked into hibernation mode. I am now ready to proclaim that autumn has arrived. 

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Wings, or Tail, or Both

Today’s post features some small (but quick) subjects; but unfortunately, the photographer doesn’t move as fast. The first two pictures are a bit blurred, and I apologize. This was the first time I’d ever seen a Gulf Fritillary and wanted to share. I had been shooting TIFF files, and they take longer to load, making it hard to shoot quickly. Note to self:  Not good for chasing butterflies. 

Featuring wings, here we have the Gulf Fritillary.

For the tail section, a newt. (Not to be confused with Newt, the  political figure).

And for both wings and tails, here is a long-tailed skipper. (Skippers are identified by the hook at the end of the antenna). This was my first sighting of one of these, also. Loved the color! Its texture reminded me of velvet.Thanks for looking. I can’t believe it’s Friday already, hope you have a great weekend. 

Vacation Picture Mix

Interesting Live Oak branch

Another pretty landscape

Donkeys @ Palmetto Tours


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