Spring Things

Dragonflies are out! This is most likely a Common Baskettail, Epitheca cynosura.
It was a tad skittish so I couldn't get close enough to get a good picture.

The weather was warm yesterday and lots of insects and reptiles were out and about. We observed two species of snake, two species of lizard, four species of turtle, and seven species of butterfly -- not bad for a morning's walk in early March.

It is even warmer out today but I don't have the luxury of taking the time to go outside. Must study for my tests tomorrow morning, don't you know. Can't let all my hard work be for naught! Posted by Picasa


I Spy, Do You?

What do you see when you look at this picture?

Look closely now.

I'll be back later to find out if you see what I saw... Posted by Picasa

Need more input? Perhaps if I show you the same spot from a different angle...

Still not sure of what you're seeing? Here's a close-up for you.

It's just a snake (Cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus), out enjoying the warm sunshine. He nearly got himself stepped on though -- good thing Treebeard has excellent reflexes!



According to Webster's:
persevere: to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement

Only 8 more weeks of class to go...

I so want to be outside -- this is my favorite time of year. It is a time when things are beginning to stir and reawaken. Alas, I am trapped inside studying, missing everything. Arrrgghhh! Posted by Picasa