Monday, July 29, 2013

things that go bump in the night...

the silent weaving of webs,
and meow.

as darkness swallows the day
and the moon rises...


the day-time sleepers come out to play
and forage.  munch.

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 

some frogs have learned to hang out by the year-round twinkling porch lights...
anxiously awaiting the unaware bugs the lights attract.


mmmmmm, midnight snacks.

trekking up the little frog chime...

and then there are the little frogs that choose to stay a bit closer to the ground...
where the toads are.
hmmmm, i guess they prefer the crawling bugs to the flying ones.  meatier?



this guy is heading to the porch roof...where the lights are...where the frogs are...
(harmless) yellow rat snake

a couple of silent night-time weavers...

Redfemured Spotted Orb/Neoscona domiciliorum

 “You know how it is with cats: They don't really have owners, they have staff.”
  ~ P.C. Cast,

"give me the magic word, and i'll let you pass."

=O='s taken me over a week to get this post together.
i haven't visited any blogs since my previous post.
ever feel like you take one step forward...and then two back?!
that's me.

i do visit FB more often than i come here lately.
every few days...check my email...stop by a picture or two.
you can always find me there (link on sidebar).
i'll leave you now with a couple of pretty day-time pic's.
a few Zebra Longwing butterflies - florida's state butterfly

a Gulf Fritillary

stay cool.  be safe.


  1. It's like Halloween everyday at your house!!! These images are really fun. Snakes, frogs...toads I'd be okay with snakes crawling up things as long as they never enter the house:) Then I'd have issues....well I have them anyway:)

  2. I remember the tree frogs from Jekyll Island, Ga. vacations: They'd climb up the brightest windows at night and wait for moths.

    Does that yellow rat snake eat frogs, I wonder? I think they are programmed to search for rodents and other warm-blooded prey, but I could be wrong.

    (And I love Mr. or Mrs. Toad, of course ;)

  3. Wat een heerlijke nacht en dag serie,wel een hele gezellige boel.

  4. emo's lovin' life. :) i love your happy frogs and toads, too!

  5. There's a lot of activity around your porch at night.

  6. I think I am a butterfly girl and not much adventurous like you . . . I must admit . . . i like how my visits with you push me right out of my box!

  7. Laura, cool critters at your place. I love all the cute frogs. And I hope they were safe from the snake. Have a happy day!

  8. I love tree frogs and toads, so this was a wonderful post for me! The harmless yellow rat snake isn't so harmless to the tree frogs, though--lol!
    Emo looks so handsome!! And relaxed in that last comfy pose.
    I'm not on facebook, so I have to wait until you visit your blog. But you are worth waiting for, so I'm okay with that. ;)

  9. PS
    I think the three tree frogs might be missing a bug critter hiding behind the yellow bulb? do I see legs there?

  10. Lovely photo essay...beautiful night and day there.

  11. I hate spider pics but that red femured thingymabob is kind of cool looking, as I flew past it.

    Funny story: I was walking down the street with Dave one evening when a frog jumped and crashed into my leg. It was too dark to see what it was, so it's entirely possible (nay, probable) that I screamed LOL!

  12. Wow, those little frogs on the lite strings! Actually, that is really cool...because, you know, most of them stay closer to the ground. And, the snake-on a mission, eh? Great photos Laura, and great to see you here. Emo is looking good, staying on the job! Have a great weekend!

  13. It look like a jungle out there!!

  14. Forgot what I was going to say after seeing that last photo of Emo. Love it!

  15. Enjoyed wandering through your forest so securely with Emo as the sentry on guard duty!
    Happy wanderings to you, Laura.

  16. "Forest Dreams" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

  17. Saw the link to your blog from Jerry's. Wonderful night time pictures, and those frogs on the lights are amazing.

  18. Most interesting sequence. Thanks, I enjoyed it...:)

  19. Love your frog photos. So adorable. :) We don't have many tree frogs this year for some reason, and I miss them!

  20. Just stopping bye to say Hi. Fascinated as always with frogs.
    Kateri, I recently found a tree frog while picking raspberries. But like always it is years between times when I see them. Sad to see their decline.

  21. Laura, ck out this unusual post about blogging without obligation:
    Hoping you'll begin the New Year with humor and mindfulness.


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