Bad sci-fi movies are a staple in our household. Whether we get them filtered (MST3K, Svengoolie, etc.) or consume them directly through the miracle of satellite television, we see at least bits of one every two weeks or so.

It’s somewhat understandable that when we see things like this on the left, it always puts us in mind of the image on the right.

Just before the arrival of fall, we had quite a few of these stringy fellows clinging to our windows in the evenings, preying on whatever was attracted by the light from inside the house.


WPC: Boundaries

Boundaries are this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. Below, lichens set out dark, circular boundaries atop a stone, and in the bottom photo, a wall seems to keep the snake on the wild side of the bricks. (In reality, he often uses the drainage holes to visit the house side and explore the garage.)

lichen circles on stone

CIRCLED — Lichen growth looking like overlapping bulleye’s on a stone.


WALLED OUT — The friendly neighborhood coachwhip glides along the outside of the knee wall.

Nitrogen-fixing beauties

Legume flowers burst forth after a timely rain, making late summer forest floor look like spring.