Maritime Garter Snake

We did not see much land wildlife while in Canada. Mostly it was birds sweeping across the skies and when the sun started casting long shadows, the swarms of mosquitoes. We were walking high in the Cape Breton hills when we saw this beauty crossing our path, slowly crossing our path. My wife is deathly…

Monochrome Monday: Lakefront

One of the good things about living in a place is having the time to take varying photos of the same place under different atmospheric conditions. I ride along the Chicago lakefront on a regular basis continually monitoring the sky for interesting clouds. Lately, the sky has been blue, a sky without much character. On…

The Pitcher Plant

As a kid, I was fascinated by the plants that ate flesh. What kid would not be enraptured with a carnivorous plant? One of those grabbing my interest was the pitcher plant. I imagined it to be a beast of a plant. In Cape Breton, I finally saw one live. It was only about 6…