Red-spotted eft of the eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)
Spotted at the Elliott Laurel Reserve (Trustees of Reservations) in Phillipston
Walking stick insect on my crank
After lunch one day, I came back to my bike, which had been parked against some grass, and found this little hitchhiker.
Ospreys have built a nest on the Old Bridge in Lillooet, BC, now a pedestrian bridge.
Parking not advised
The upper sign says that a parking pass is required. The lower one advises against parking due to the heron nests directly above. Vancouver, BC.
Curious Tyrolean cow
As we were headed down from the pass on the Silvretta Alpine road, we passed a herd of cows. This one wanted to know what we were up to!
Fritillary at Mount Holyoke's bulb show
Mount Holyoke College bulb show
Snowshoeing near sunset at Notchview
Sparring bull elk
Seen from the window of our B&B in Estes Park, Colorado
Sunset, Grand Haven
At Grand Haven
"I move for no man"
As seen on Franklin Hill Road, Colrain, Massachusetts, on D2R2
"None shall pass"
That's what the sign said, but every 100K rider at D2R2 did, in fact, pass! On Franklin Hill Road, Colraine, Massachusetts.
"None shall pass. I move for no man."
The knight's boasts were empty words. His armor was empty, too. On Franklin Hill Road, Colraine, Massachusetts.
Inspired by Lichtenstein. "Bricolage" means "do it yourself."
The most disturbing of the window paintings at kwərk, a co-working site in the 9th arrondissement.
Trail, Tollymore Forest Park, County Down, Northern Ireland
A great visit with old friends!
My father with mastodon skull, developed January 1961
Category label at Grey Matter/Troubadour Books, Hadley, Massachusetts.
Grafton, Kraye, Grafton
The Skype session at this weekend's "Polymaths and Proofreaders" conference for TG's 65th birthday. One notices how webcams encourage Skype/Facetime/videoconference participants to look at one another's foreheads.
Raffle prize from the UMass 5K Dash & Dine race
I think this is the first time I have ever won something in a raffle!
Some Snowpocalypse this turned out to be!
The junco and cardinal are not impressed.
Hilary at Millennium Park
A 10K training run - windy, but preternaturally warm for southwest Michigan in late December. We got a bit of stinging rain in the last mile or so.
If you ask me, he bears a striking resemblance to Fozzie Bear.
Lynn and her creation
I provided the hat and the pipe.
Equipped with lights and reflectors. It's a shame I don't have a teenager to embarrass.
Loot from our farm share this week
Pony with fly mask and farm
Apparently that sock is a fly mask. My equestrian terminology expands slightly.
Pony with plaid fly mask
On Bissell Road, in Goshen.
Pony in gray blinder
On Bissell Road in Goshen. The flies seem to like it.
For Adam Dodd
Seen on a side street in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Along came a spider...
I unreeled our garden hose today and found that a spider had created a little webbing nest for her egg sac inside the reel! It got ripped open when the coil above it was unreeled; the spider seemed to be trying to figure out what to do.
Wrens settling into the birdhouse that Jennifer and Earl put up. We think they are house wrens (Troglodytes aedon).
Turn it sideways!
One of the wrens in the new birdhouse is trying to get a twig in. Crossways.
The Café Hoppe, my favorite watering hole in Amsterdam.
A large snapping turtle hides underneath a conduit in the beaver pond near the eastern end of the Norwottuck Rail Trail.
After the grad commencement
Another cycling professor (and University of Chicago Ph.D. alumna)