Today’s morning walk… The kadydid was probably 3″ long. Just sitting there posing — as was the lizard. No one likes daylight savings time.

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We went to the zoo this a.m. and spent a couple of hours. After I took the photo of the paper wasp I figured that was the best shot I’d get and I should just go home. It’s definitely my favorite.

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This morning we decided to drive to the beach for breakfast and then take a walk on the beach. At breakfast, I discovered this spicy ketchup. Man, it would be so good with fries. I cannot be trusted with it. I will never ever buy this stuff. The beach weather was great and had to…

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Saw a bunch of these on our early morning walk. It’s an Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (pre-molt). After molting they look very different (often yellow). They are called “Lubbers” because they are kinda clumsy and can’t fly – good climbers though. They love citrus. They also hiss and spray a nasty smelling foamy substance when upset.…

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This morning in our yard I spied a neat little mushroom about the size of a nickel and took a photo. I looked it up to find it is a small Lycoperdon perlatum (lye-ko-PAIR-don  per-LAY-tum) also called the Common Puffball, the Gem-studded Puffball and the Devil’s Snuff Box. These are the ones we used to stomp flat…

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This morning we walked to the local coffee shop for our weekly cup of joe. There were some really pretty flowers out as well as our neighbor’s cat, Prudence. Here is Prudence. She is one of those expensive Munchkin cats with the little short legs. She reminds me of Godiva. She is small and sweet…

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