Spicebush Swallowtail

The Spicebush Swallowtail is one of my favorite butterflies.

I can’t decide it it’s their wing shape or color pattern that I appreciate more. 

btrfly-spicebush-swallowtail

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Camouflage Expert

I had to look closely with my zoom lens to find this sneaky little frog.

frog-camoflauge

If you could blend in to look like something else, what would it be?

Would you like to look like:

  • a plant?
  • an animal?
  • a piece of furniture?
  • other ______?

How would you use your camouflage gift?

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Size of a Friend

Friends come in all shapes and sizes.

Look closely at my little friend atop my back.

I provide my friend a buffet of tasty insects.

He does me the favor of removing irritating skin parasites.

I need more friends like that. 

rhino-size-of-friend

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Outdoor Toy Trains

Until I saw these, I thought of toy trains as something set up in a basement.

Having them outdoors added to the realism.

I found them in the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Kansas.

Trains were models of those that ran from 1890 to 1950.

Even the bridges were replicas: Kaw River Bridge, Harry S. Truman Bridge, and Fairfax Bridge. 

train-model-1  train-model-2 

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