Is that a Bactrian (2-humped) camel on upper right side of photo? What else could it be? Box turtle patterns are amazing!
I should have turned this photo upside down…FYI, it is a male. Please be careful to wash your hands thoroughly if you pick one up to move it out of the road. They do carry salmonella.
A pile of Polistes wasps. Left photo is top view. See all 3 heads lined up like beads. Right photo is side view. That’s where you can see more clearly what is really happening. Crazy! Bottom wasp is smaller female. The pile moved around, climbing and flying. All the climbing and flying was done by the female with the males remaining on top of her. When I Googled it, someone said they’d seen a pile of 4 wasps. These photos are dedicated to my friend Tom Cullen to wish him a happy birthday!
Not designed for tree huggers but all those sharp points might make a great shield!
Hand for size.
This dying maple has bigger points.
I think the points are left by tiny branches like this one that don’t survive.
This tree trunk keeps producing tiny branches even though most of the tree is dead.
But I had to keep watching the sleeping wasp in first rays of sun.
First movement was both antennae! The screen helps you see the change. According to Google, wasps don’t sleep as we know it but they do not fly after dark. I can report that this wasp stayed totally still for the 1/2 hour+ that I watched it as the sun rose.
Color of pawpaw blossom reminds me of skunk cabbage blossom!
The green bloom dropped off the branch. Time to start picking up pawpaws?
Back to the woods to photograph one on a tree! FYI I have only found 2 ripe pawpaws in my life. The squirrels and deer usually beat me to them! They are delicious!
Easter Monday morning, just after sunrise!
All across the sky!
You probably can’t see the double rainbow in upper right corner of photo but I included just in case.
Best color separation. Enjoy!
Thank you, John, for providing this photo!