Posts Tagged ‘design’

Surprising Colors

      Today started out cloudy, cold and windy. The word “dull” came to mind.

                                                                                                                      We’d had an ice storm during the night.

                                    I  went out after breakfast to walk around the  yard. All the ice reflected the gray sky. I took a few pictures to remind me of the ice storm. I just realized I’d overlooked one picture that I’d taken:  It has such an artistic design with a combination of the colors in the background and the linear shapes in the foreground.

The colors set the mood for the day … unless the weather changes.

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This picture shows linear movement of the ice-colored twigs on a near-by tree.

This picture was taken about the same time as the one above. Both were taken in our backyard.

It shows the results of camera movement and the early morning light.

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A Different Spider Web

This first picture fascinated me because of the green spider.

I have no explanation for the webs in the next two pictures.

Maybe they were having a “spider’s disagreement.”

Or could have been trying to build a different style of web.

It was fascinating whatever the reason and the design.

 

Composition in Green

I was walking around the backyard this morning, looking for spiders and their webs. The composition of the three or four sunlit greens was a pleasant surprise.

I didn’t expect to find such an artistic design, and one with a spider in its web.

Where the Beetles Were

Obviously, the following pictures were taken at different times, when I was walking a loop around the back part of our yard.

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The limb had fallen from a large maple tree in a strong storm a few years ago.

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Bark beetles tunneled their homes under the bark.

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Most of the tunneling I’ve seen like this weren’t anywhere near as large as these.

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Obviously, I take a picture every now and then when walking by this broken limb. This picture shows how they grew. The design always catches my attention, especially if the sun’s shining.

A Chrysalis

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I found this chrysalis on the side of our garbage container on August 10th. Its shape and design would make such a nice pendant for a necklace. I admired it every time I passed. Then, it was an empty shell on the 16th.

Its identity remained a mystery … until this afternoon. I just found out it’s the chrysalis of a hackberry emperor butterfly.

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We have several hackberry trees in our yard.

Hackberry butterflies lay their eggs in hackberry trees, and the caterpillars feed on the leaves. The adult butterflies prefer feeding on rotting fruit. They also visit moist places, fermenting fruit, tree sap, and animal droppings.

Backlit

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Widow skimmer dragonfly

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 The combination of colors, shapes and the backlighting creates an interesting abstract design.

Me and My Shadow

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If the daddy long legs only knew the artistic design it created…