Laurel Green » Photographs http://archive.laurelgreen.com Sat, 04 Aug 2012 10:52:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Favourite Nature Photos of 2011 Part 5: Leftovers and Unkowns http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/13/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-5-leftovers-and-unkowns/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-5-leftovers-and-unkowns http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/13/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-5-leftovers-and-unkowns/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:02:30 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=4099 Here’s the fifth and final part of my favourite nature photos of 2011. Just some leftovers. If anyone can identify the unknown plants for me, I’d greatly appreciate it.

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coyote

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muntant red clover?

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weird unknown plant

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weird unknown plant with berries

These photos come from my following sets: Coyote: August 1st 2011, Nature: July 3rd 2011, Nature: June 28th 2011, and Nature: June 14th 2011.

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Favourite Nature Photos of 2011 Part 4: Cicada Shells http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/12/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-4-cicada-shells/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-4-cicada-shells http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/12/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-4-cicada-shells/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:02:28 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=4098 Here is part 4 of my favourite nature photos of 2011. The cicadas never stopped making noise that year.

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bean leaf beetle and cicada shell
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bean leaf beetle and cicada shell
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bean leaf beetle inside cicada shell
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cicada shell covered in web

You can find more pictures from this set here: Nature: October 6th 2011

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Favourite Nature Photos of 2011 Part 3: The Incident http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/11/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-3-the-incident/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-3-the-incident http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/11/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-3-the-incident/#comments Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:02:26 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=4097 Here is part 3 of my favourite nature photos of 2011. I’m not sure what happened here. It wasn’t good. Ick.

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dead flies and ladybugs

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dead flies

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dead flies and ladybugs

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dead flies and ladybugs

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dead flies and ladybugs

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dead flies

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dead flies and ladybugs

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dead flies and ladybugs

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dead flies and ladybugs

You can find more photos from this set here: Dead Bugs: July 6th 2011

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Favourite Nature Photos of 2011 Part 2: Flowers and Plants http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/10/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-2-flowers-and-plants/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-2-flowers-and-plants http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/10/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-2-flowers-and-plants/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:02:25 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=4096 Here is part 2 of my favourite nature photos of 2011. I got a little carried away with macro photography.

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forget-me-nots

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lilacs

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apple blossoms

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baby grapes

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dead milkweed

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pussy toes

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apple blossoms with moth

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burs

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king devil buds

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king devil blooms

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red clover

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english plantain

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fleabane

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bird's-foot trefoil

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bladder campion

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white clover

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nodding thistle

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nodding thistle

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vetch

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blueweed

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yarrow

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shamrocks

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prunella

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purple prunella

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honeysuckle berries

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bittersweet nightshade

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milkweed flowers

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unripe grapes

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unripe raspberries

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gooseberries

These photos come from my following sets: Nature: July 3rd 2011, Nature: June 28th 2011, Nature: June 17th 2011, Nature: June 14th 2011, and Nature: May 26th 2011.

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Favourite Nature Photos of 2011 Part 1: Creepy Crawlies http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/09/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-1-creepy-crawlies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-1-creepy-crawlies http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/03/09/favourite-nature-photos-of-2011-part-1-creepy-crawlies/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:13:38 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=4095 Here is part 1 of my favourite nature photographs from 2011. The fact that I am posting them in March of 2012 has nothing at all to do with laziness. *shifty eyes*

I’m not afraid of spiders.

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jumping spider eating a jewel fly
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jumping spider eating a house fly
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cross spider back
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cross spider front
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yellow garden spider
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giant scary moths
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dead jewel fly

These photos come from my following sets: Nature: October 6th 2011, Spider Eats a Fly: September 10th 2011, Spider Eats a Fly: July 22nd 2011, Nature: August 30th 2011, Nature: August 29th 2011, Nature: August 20th 2011, Nature: July 3rd 2011, and Nature: June 3rd 2011.

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Thing-A-Day 2012 Day Twenty: Match http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/02/20/thing-a-day-2012-day-twenty-match/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thing-a-day-2012-day-twenty-match http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2012/02/20/thing-a-day-2012-day-twenty-match/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:11:34 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=3480 Thing-A-Day 2012 Day 20: Match

A fun little exercise: I lit a match with one hand and took a picture of it with the other.

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I Won at the Santa Claw http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/03/01/i-won-at-the-santa-claw/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=i-won-at-the-santa-claw http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/03/01/i-won-at-the-santa-claw/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:48:28 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=1984 Waiting in line took, in total, about 20 hours spaced out over 3 days, but, after 3 tries at The Santa Claw (a giant real-life claw game played over the internet), I finally won my prize!

Santa Claw Envelope

My glorious prize came in this magical envelope! Oh, the excitement I had in opening this envelope!

Santa Claw Knobby Ball

And, what was in the wonderful envelope? Why, it was none other than this knobby ball! Which came deflated and I have no pump, thus, it will remain thusly.

By the by, there was a sticker on the envelope that said “made in North Pole”, but the ball says “Made in China” and the guys that run The Santa Claw, the Real Art Design Group, are based in Dayton, Ohio, so.., I’m not sure. Is the sticker supposed to imply that the envelope was made in the North Pole? It is a mystery.

Santa Claw Card

This card also came in the mystical envelope. It reads:

LUCKY YOU! You stood in line, played The Santa Claw, and won this impressive knobby ball. Amazing that is just didn’t seem to make it on someone’s Christmas list this year, huh? Your pals: The Santa Claw.

All in all, apart from the hours of waiting in line, playing with The Santa Claw was pretty fun.

You can still play with The Santa Claw at thesantaclaw.com, but it looks like they are out of prizes. There’s no line anymore, though!

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I am a Horrible Person http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/02/24/i-am-a-horrible-person/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=i-am-a-horrible-person http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/02/24/i-am-a-horrible-person/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:03:27 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=1613 SMRT

I AM SO SMART! I AM SO SMART! S-M-R-T!

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Apple Crisp http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/02/11/apple-crisp/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apple-crisp http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/02/11/apple-crisp/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:42:31 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=525 Apple Crisp

Here is an apple crisp that I made. I was so excited about how delicious it was going to taste that I ended up eating some before I took the picture. And by “some” I actually mean “a lot”.

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Chicago Snowpocalypse http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/02/02/chicago-snowpocalypse/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicago-snowpocalypse http://archive.laurelgreen.com/2011/02/02/chicago-snowpocalypse/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 17:05:46 +0000 Laurel Green http://archive.laurelgreen.com/?p=209 Chicago Snowpocalypse

This is a photo I took of the deck this morning. It snowed over 18 inches overnight and there’s more snow expected for today. I’m staying inside. Let’s hope the power doesn’t get knocked out.

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