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Fri May 30, 2014, 01:51 AM

18. Wow, that is amazing!

Those are such beautiful pictures. Thank you for posting them. I wish people would post nature pictures of different wilderness/wild areas more often.

I wish I could help ID that plant. I have had the hardest time with IDing the plants in my yard and IDing plants in general. That's my biggest weakness. So, I have decided to save the flora until I've IDed as many of the fauna as possible. I have decided to pay close attention to everything that lives on my property and try to identify as much as I can of I don't know, mostly insects, bugs, arachnids, reptiles, birds, etc. so far. It is a sort of amateur (very amateur) attempt to rid myself of any fear of the things that live here. When I first moved here, I was terrified of the ginormous spiders I have here (Carolina Wolf Spiders, Black and yellow garden spiders, and Rabid Wolf Spiders, I have since found out) and the snakes, mostly black rat snakes and black racers.

Now, I know what species many of these new and once scary creatures are and that has somehow made me less afraid. The more I learn about the inhabitants that share my property with me, the less afraid I am and the more I actually have grown to care about them.

Now, I don't even bat an eyelash, no matter how long the snake or how big or how fast the spiders are. If they wanted me dead or harmed, they could easily have already done it by now. They haven't.


I am lousy at taking pictures though. So, I love it when I can see the pictures that those who are good at it can take.

Thank you, again, for the pictures.

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