One of my favorite things about tall pine trees is the unique sound the wind makes while blowing through them. The clichéd phrase “whispering pines” is very appropriate.
The other day I discovered a grasshopper hanging out on my clematis plant.
He was trying to get some sun, but once he caught me looking over his shoulder, he got a little anxious and started moving around.
Rainy days bring their own unique beauty to nature. Like these rain drops I discovered hanging from pine tree needles.
The best sunset I saw on my last camping trip.
I saw one of the weirdest creatures while hiking last week. At first I thought I saw a small pine cone moving along the forest floor. A closer look revealed this spider, about a 2/3 of an inch in size.
The combination of that pine-cone-like abdomen, the eight legs sticking out, and those freaky multiple eyes… I’m surprised I haven’t had spider nightmares.
Update: I think this is probably a a female wolf spider with spiderlings on her back (see comments below). I still like the “pine cone spider” name I gave it though.