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Hearts in Tire Tracks

Today it is two weeks until my wedding! It seemed like a good day to do a Hearts in Nature post, but I stumbled upon these crazy cool man-made hearts instead.


Photo by lovestruck.


Photo by LydiaL


Photo by LydiaL

Want to see even more examples? There is an entire Flickr group dedicated to the phenomenon – Heart Shaped Tyre Tracks.

March 6, 2010 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Cat in a Suitcase Video

I started the week with ticks and end with a species more widely accepted into American homes. A cat in a suitcase video. Hat Tip, Brian N!

For more images of domestic animals in luggage, be sure to check out the Cats (and dogs) in Suitcases Flickr Group!

May 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm 4 comments

Firefly Photography by Terry Priest

Today, the Museum of Science in Boston is hosting a Firefly Day (Hat Tip DNLee). The event kicks off another year of the Firefly Watch Citizen Science Project. A number of lectures on the insect can be attended and throughout the day a firefly slideshow will air on the Lower Level. The slideshow, I’m told, will feature the work of photographer Terry Priest.


Firefly and a Cat (Photograph courtesy of Terry Priest)

Terry stumbled upon firefly photography. One evening it was getting too dark to take pictures when he noticed the flickering of the fireflies. He decided to give it a shot…literally. Through trial and error he has fine tuned his technique. The results are absolutely stunning. I’ve been looking at and chasing fireflies practically my entire walking career. And yet, Terry’s pictures reveal intricacies about their bodies and their flight patterns I never would have noticed.

All of the following photographs are courtesy of Terry Priest and I highly recommend clicking to view the larger versions on Flickr.

Interested in trying your hand at firefly photography? Terry has compiled a “Photographing the Common Eastern (USA) Firefly” guide. Believe it or not, you don’t have to invest in special equipment. Some of Terry’s pictures were taken with a camera that retails today for less than $200!

More photos by Terry Priest can be found on his Flickr site and his personal website. He’s also created a Flickr group dedicated solely to lightning bugs photos.

With all those resources, there’s no excuse. Now your only option is to have a Happy Firefly Day! : )

April 11, 2009 at 12:50 am 1 comment

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation on Flickr

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has a PhotoStream on Flickr! Although the images are tagged as copyrighted on the Flickr site, the April 2009 edition of the e-Blue Ridge Parkway News has a blurb about image usage:

It is becoming more common that we receive a request “May I use one of your photos?” Well, of course you can, when those hi resolution image requirements are needed for that special Parkway related project. Just call us (336.721.0260).

Here is a sampling of some of the photos their Flickr site has to offer:


(Photo from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation)


(Photo from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation)

April 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Need [More] “Season Compares”?

Periodically on this blog, I post hiking Season Compares. In February, I highlighted the community-based, sometimes centuries old, comparisons occurring in the Library of Congress’ PhotoStream. And now, I’ve found another supplier on Flickr.

The Seasonal Differences Group!!!

It’s a pool where photographers, just like myself, post the same view over a period of time.

Here’s a taste of some of the comparisons other photographers have uploaded:



Beach House Park Worthing West Sussex (Photographs by chrissieco)

Seasonal Differences - Mccraylori's Favorite Tree
Lori McCray’s Favorite Tree (Photos by Lori McCray)



Kruger National Park (Photos by Piet Grobler)

For more comparisons and hopefully some comparisons of your own, be sure to visit the Seasonal Differences Flickr group!

April 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

A Message to Obama [Meme?]

UK’s The Guardian started a Flickr pool called “A message to Obama” where Flickr users are adding pictures with their personal sentiments/advice/greetings to the President-elect. It’s actually quite interesting…and growing fast.

I went ahead and whipped up a contribution this morning:


Vicky’s Message for Obama (FYI That’s an e truncated here in WordPress– “nature”)

There is no way I can possibly keep up with this pool as popular as it promises to be. So if you make a contribution– let me know! I’d love to see it!

November 7, 2008 at 1:45 pm 3 comments

New Flickr Group!

Last week I posted a picture of Stench using my suitcase as a bed.  Within an hour of each other, two of my friends posted pictures of their orange cats doing the same thing.


The original image — Stench in suitcase


Oranjello in briefcase (Photo by ClintJCL)


Toonces in suitcase (Photo by chriggy1)

I joked about how we could make a Flickr group… and then suddenly I get an invite to add my picture to the brand spanking new “Cats(and dogs) in Suitcases” pool.  🙂

The description for the new group reads, “Actually, I don’t really care whether it’s a cat or a dog or any other animal. As long as it’s an animal in a suitcase it belongs here.” 

SOOoooo Flickr users, if you have a picture of an animal in a suitcase, be sure to add it to the pool!

September 17, 2008 at 8:00 am 7 comments

Henry: Not as Popular as Butt Sex

As you may know, I’ve been uploading my pictures to Flickr.  The opening page provides stats on your pictures.  How often they’ve been viewed, how many comments and notes and so forth.  Normally my pictures get a very meager response between 6 – 17 views.  If I’m lucky, maybe I’ll get in the 20s.

Well, two recent pictures (the one of Henry with injured Sean and the one of the Butt Sex Rock) are breaking that mold.  Henry providing support to Sean’s leg has pulled in 60 views.

BUT, the “I Love Butt Sex” rock has pulled in 82.

Maybe Henry can gain some ground over the next couple of days.  But for now…. it appears poor Henry is out of his league when it comes to butt sex.

January 8, 2007 at 4:17 pm 1 comment


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