Carmi's Thematic Photographic 348 is Monochrome. The Canon G15 has a monochrome setting, but until now I never got around to finding it. So here we have it: the backyard in monochrome and in color.
This is my contribution to this week's I'd Rather B Birdin'. I thought this Mockingbird might be sick, but Phil suggested it's likely in post-breeding moult:
Michelle quoted the author of Charlotte's Web for Nature Notes (#327). Here we have an Marbled Orb Weaver - (Araneus marmoreus):
Last (but not least), Theda by a creek.
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