Saturday Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope of images reflects a long Saturday in many different venues.
This spider is about the size of a fingernail. Trying to photograph it in the wind was a real pain. The unique orange patterning means I’ll be at it again in the future to try and get it right. (At the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area)
An old friend; a female Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) with her diminutive mate visible above her in the blurry distance. (At the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area)
Treading Holy Ground? A juvenile Resurrection Fern at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.
I know this as a Spiny Orb Weaver Spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis) but today I heard it called a Crab Spider. Why not? This is another fingernail-sized spider with a wonderfully colored exoskeleton. (At Queens Island Preserve)
A female Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) silhouetted against the sunset while perched on a power line along the Indian River Lagoon at the end of Bob Bruce and Janice Broda’s driveway. No pizza for her though if we had ordered one with anchovies she might have been a little more interested.
Pepper (Canis lupus familiaris) in complete joy that she could chase her ball all over the beach in the bright moonlight while the cruise ships passed by offshore.

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