Friday, May 2, 2014

A Spinner in The Window

After awakening this morning I went to the bathroom to prepare for the day. As is usually the case, I looked out the window. There is always something good to see: deer nibbling on saplings, a fox and it's kits, a woodchuck.... This morning the sight was on the screen of the window. Their sat a beautiful mayfly spinner. I can never figure out why I find them here, as they are often moving water species. The closest stream is a trickle about a quarter mile away. Whatever the case, this little spinner found herself on my window; and as I have always been fascinated by insects, in captivity. After a bit of observation and a photo shoot I returned the little creature to her perch on the window.

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  1. Beautiful photo. What grandeur we are able to experience when we slow down and look at the details of mother nature.

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  2. Beautiful surprise.

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    1. Watch close or you'll miss them.

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  3. The same thing happens at my house in Durham. We get Quill Gordon spinners and Hendrickson spinners, also from a tiny little trickle not even that close to the house. Our previous house here had a small brook behind it that had MASSIVE hatches of QGs. At times there were so many, it kind of became an annoyance.

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    1. Huh, that is interesting. I may have to go look for some nymphs.

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