Grass Spikelet B/W

Grass Spikelet B/W

The beauty of grass going to seed

Ellicott City Ice

Ellicott City Ice

Dramatic scene of the south entrance to Ellicott City after an ice storm.

Orange Jewelweed

Orange Jewelweed

Impatiens capsensis

Nandina leaves in the Snow

Nandina leaves in the Snow

Snow covering Nandina.

Oakleaf Hydrangea in Late Fall

Oakleaf Hydrangea in Late Fall

Oakleaf hydrangea leaves in autumn.

On Bended Knee

On Bended Knee

Gnarly roots in the grassland.

Red Leaf in Autumn

Red Leaf in Autumn

Sunlight through autumnal leaves.

Splash Cup Fungi

Splash Cup Fungi

Macrophotograph of the fruiting body of a species of splash-cup fungus

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

A spicebush swallowtail butterfly sipping nectar from a verbena flower.

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

A male gray catbird one of my favorite summer residents.

Leaves Under Water

Leaves Under Water

Fall leaves decorating the bottom of a shallow pool

August 2014 "Super" Moon

August 2014 "Super" Moon

One of two 'super' moons during 2014.

Wild Aster Seeds

Wild Aster Seeds

Wild aster seed heads Soldier's Delight.

Yellow Swallowtail

Yellow Swallowtail

A Yellow Swallowtail butterfly sipping milkweed nectar.

Higan cherry blossoms

Higan cherry blossoms

Higan cherry blossoms in Spring.

Field of violets

Field of violets

Wild violets in spring.

Miltonia Orchid Flower

Miltonia Orchid Flower

Miltonia 'Sunset.

Bark Coils, B/W

Bark Coils, B/W

Close-up of bark of a birch tree

Bascilica Orb Weaver Spider

Bascilica Orb Weaver Spider

An orb spider attending its web.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Helene Belas

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Helene Belas

Orchid 'Helene Belas', a Cattleya schilleriana (pollen parent) crossed with Rhyncholaeliocattleya Ruben's Verde.

Mossy Log

Mossy Log

Discovered near the Gunpowder River

Polkadot Plant Flower Macro

Polkadot Plant Flower Macro

A detailed close-up of a flower of the Polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Orchid 'Tropical Pointer Spot'

Orchid 'Tropical Pointer Spot'

'Tropical Pointer Spot', a Laelia-Cattleya hybrid, produces sprays of several 1 1/2 inch flowers several times a year

Flowers by the Grave

Flowers by the Grave

Taken at Ward's Chapel cemetery.

Cedar Waxwing in a Maple Tree

Cedar Waxwing in a Maple Tree

Cedar waxwing roosting in early spring

Bracket Mushrooms

Bracket Mushrooms

Brilliant orange mushrooms attached to a red oak in Patapsco State Park

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Polites origenes

Fallen

Fallen

A late autumn leaf caught in the branch of a maple tree

Possum Skull

Possum Skull

Studio study of the bleached skull of a possum

The Old Farm Wagon

The Old Farm Wagon

Cobwebs adorn the wheel of an old wagon at rest in a field near Ward's Chapel