Barnyard BBS

…can you afford to meet your retreat?
…can you hear me like I hear you?
An+extreme+close-up+of+a+sleeping+Pica.++She+had+a+long+day.
I+never+thought+I+would+catch+surface-tension+in+action.++This+is+cool.
I%27ve+been+working+on+getting+some+really+good+shots+of+bees+in+their+normal+life.++They+are+remarkably+hard+to+shoot%2c+as+they+move+very+quickly.
I+spent+most+of+a+lunch-hour+chasing+this+little+guy.++He%27s+perched+in+a+partially+dry+stream+bed+at+this+point.
This+is+one+of+Jessawick%27s+favorite+roses.++The+planted+them+when+we+first+moved+to+Delaware.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++The+water+lillies+were+perfect+subjects.
Another+of+the+Longwood+waterlillies.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++It%27s+amazing+how+close+this+thing+can+focus.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++This+is+some+crazy+magnification.
I+used+a+trip+to+Longwood+Gardens+as+a+chance+to+try+out+the+new+60mm+Nikkor+Micro+lens+that+I+just+picked+up.++This+is+an+extremely+tight+view+of+a+red-whatever-it-is.++Very+rare.
Tiny+lichens+on+the+stonework.++This+whole+picture+is+only+about+1%22+wide+in+real+life.
This+one+is+an+alltime+favorite+of+mine.++Either+I+got+lucky+or+I%27m+improving.
I+think+this+is+my+favorite+of+the+bamboo+pictures.++Longwood%2c+as+always.
Lighted+grapes+in+the+Longwood+fruitery.
These+small+lights+are+all+over%2c+planted+like+small+flowers.
Small+chains+of+flower+lights+in+the+darkness.
More+of+the+small+flower+lights+on+the+ground.
Ok.++That%27s+red.
I+took+a+series+of+shots+playing+with+the+concept+of+macro+Christmas+lights.++I+liked+this+one.
A+closeup+of+the+huge+crystal%27s+structure.
The+huge+crystal+is+actually+formed+by+thousands+of+smaller+structures.
The+different+minerals+formed+different+shapes+and+colors+over+the+whole+surface.
I%27m+not+sure+the+type+of+these+crystals.+It%27s+actually+two+%22bookends%22+pushed+together.
I+thought+the+outer+edges+of+this+geode+(%3f)+were+especially+impressive.++Does+it+still+count+as+a+geode+if+it%27s+cut%3f
The+inside+of+a+cut+geode.