Seen on the Street category archive
Otters cavorting in a creek–another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.
Not what I would expect to see on January 2, but I also did not expect to ride my bike in a sunny 70 Fahrenheits on January 1.
Some random pictures from our visit to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens yesterday:
Sunday, we went to the Neptune Festival to see the sand sculptures. It was well worth the effort.
In past years, in addition to the entrants in the sculpture contest, “unofficial” sculptures have lined the beach along the boardwalk, but unusual amount of rain we had in September kept them from appearing. The pictures taken below were all taken under the “big tent,” so I have had to tweak them a bit with the Gnu Image Manipulation Program; otherwise, they would look flat and dull.
This was struggling to get off its back and on its feet on the deck yesterday. I think it’s either a long-horn beetle (that’s lost one of its horns) or a red oak borer.