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What can you do in 95 minutes?

Run errands. Go out to eat. Watch a TV show or two. Play a game of cards or even Scrabble.

or…

Do a load of laundry. Clean the kitchen AND the bathroom. Run to the grocery store.

or…

Go outside and walk around with your camera. Don’t have 95 minutes? I’ll share mine. I took these photos around my home between 5:34pm and 7:09pm. 95 minutes well spent!

rough green snake in flame acanthus

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desert willow blooms

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robber fly (Asilidae, probably)

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cricket frog, i think

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cricket frog in perspective

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fritillary

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common green darner, i think

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where does the horsetail/rush end and the snake begin?

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big as a hummingbird

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toad, not quite awake yet

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toads love the drain hose that diverts rainwater to the pond

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american beautyberry, just beginning to get its color

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bee killer, also a robber fly

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blue dasher, or maybe a skimmer

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a study in greens

13 Responses to “95 Minutes”

  • Absolutely stunning photos. You certainly captured beautiful images in 95 minutes. Wonderful. A pleasure to view.

  • Tom:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the close up look at the yard world, and the trek only took 9.5 minutes reading your blog … what with wows and going back several times with … how long was the snake ? Did the snake pass up that grasshopper on purpose ?
    Thanks for sharing your hobby … do you have a micro cam to put on that snake or grass hopper for some action shots?

    Thanks
    Tom

  • Thanks for sharing. It sure does remind one of the things we are oblivious to in our frenzied society of today. I wonder how many other folks walked right by something so beautiful and never noticed. Another reminder we should stay in the moment.

  • That last picture is AWESOME!!

    Are you having an major grasshopper year? We always have plenty of them in the summer, but this year, it is…extreme.

    • Hi Joy – I think that last one is my favorite as well. And YES, major grasshoppers this year, just about everywhere I go. Even walking the paved paths they fly in droves ahead of me, skittering across the walkway!

  • A productive 95 minutes. Interesting position the bee killer is holding with its hind legs stretched straight alongside the abdomen – I’ve never seen that before.

    • Hiya, Ted. I chose that photo because of the position of the legs. I have a series of photos that shows him acting very much like a fly, in that this leg position was just part of an overall grooming-type movement.

  • Sandy:

    Thanks for sharing a little piece of your day, Amber. And as others have said, even if we didn’t take the time to slow down, we can through you.

  • Patiricia Huss:

    Gorgeous pictures. A little adventure in nature in each day gives me a smile to remember. Yours are so delightful to see.

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