I participated in a year long scavenger hunt with the Nature Photo Club of the Wilderness Center, Wilmot Ohio. There were 15 captures on the list. You could submit all that you could but the idea was not to just grab record photos. Captures were to be “use the principles of good photography that capture viewers attention.” The only photo I did not have was of a night sky.
The irony of it all for me was that I was unable to attend the meeting to see everybody’s selection. So instead you get to have a peek at my collection from the natural world as a part of this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge – Peek
Photo captions reveal the scavenger hunt topic challenge. A click on any photo for a slide show.
“That’s a sewing spider”, one of the Amish boys in my classroom told me. Then he told another boy, “It can sew your fingers together!” I think an older brother has been telling some tall tales.
These large docile 0rb weaving spiders commonly answer to plain ol’ garden spider or black and yellow Orb Weaver. But I was curious about the sewing-spider tag. They weave a zig zag pattern into their webs and therefor have earned a nickname of “sewing machine spider”.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Also called the Fawn Lilly or Dog Toothed Violet, these flowers come from plants rooted and growing for six or more years. Each bulb can be found about a foot or so deep with plenty of company. When you find one, you’ve most stumbled into a whole colony. Its perseverance is our visual treat.
The forest carpet in Northeast Ohio awakens with the arrival of the spring beauties. A personal favorite, they rise above the leaf bed to spread a delicate white pink mantle on the forest floor. A welcome sight indeed.