Photographing the Invisible–Year of the Spider, Part Two

This is how the web looked during the end of the construction phase. Obviously she wants to ward off visitors until she is ready.                                                                            Almost ready to welcome visitors. [ All photos and other content in my blog, Sometimes are original to me, Gradmama2011 …and remain my property under copyright laws.] Continue reading Photographing the Invisible–Year of the Spider, Part Two

The Year of the Spider

[These photos are of spiders at work in my tree garden.   As far as I know, the spiders in the first and third photo are NOT the same.     For all my spider enthusiast Readers out there–I have more spiders and webs to show you in another post.      All photos and other content in my blog, Sometimes are original to me, Gradmama2011 …and remain my property … Continue reading The Year of the Spider

DIY or DIE — Piece of Cake

DO IT YOURSELF. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Those words conjure up visions of a hunky guy and skinny little woman wearing toolbelts over their bluejeans and tee-shirts. They rush on screen, into a perfectly good-looking kitchen, wielding their sledge-hammers and wrecking-bars with determination and glee. Sound like fun? Maybe, if ya like destruction and ruination, but to an old salvage-minded scavenger, … Continue reading DIY or DIE — Piece of Cake

Poison Ivy and why I don’t like it….

 Poison Ivy.    <shudder> [Disclaimer: I am not a botanist, but I do know poison ivy when I see it, and the Virginia Creeper vine is prominent in this area, and is often mistaken for poison ivy or other poison plant. The Virginia Creeper leaves appear to me to have notched edges, and the leaves are much larger than Poison Ivy leaves. Also, the color of … Continue reading Poison Ivy and why I don’t like it….