Week 34 – Robin

WalkingStick One of our Florida insects. A female twostriped walkingstick. Anisomorpha buprestoides, also called devil’s riding horse, prairie alligator, stick bug, witch’s horse, devil’s darning needle, scorpion, and musk mare. LOL! This one was about 2.5 inches. Ick! They can spray stinky poison if disturbed. Nothing beautiful about this lady. 🙂

Canon 6D with EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Settings were 1/100 sec; f/5.6; ISO 160


Week 32 – Robin


This is another refugee after Irma left but still a lot of wind and rain. He was tiny and really loud or we wouldn’t have found him. There are ferals in the wooded lots in the area and I am sure a lot of wildlife was impacted. Only about 2 weeks old, we figured. Since I already had the other kitten, Reboot, eating solid food, I figured what is one more! He’s been a challenge, for sure, but both are doing fine and will keep each other company. He’s been growing nicely every day. I haven’t come up with a name yet… I call him Baby for now. I find raising these babies very fulfilling. 🙂


Week 31 – Robin



This little kitten was a feral cat abandoned by her mother. She stayed and cried at our front door right before Irma hit. We waited and watched. My husband had found the mother under his old truck with the rest of the kittens but they took off. I had to bring her in. She was only 8 ounces and in need of help. I raised her with kitten formula and an eye dropper. She is doing very well now, eating solid food and growing like a weed! Very healthy and strong. I named her Reboot and we all love her…well she’s growing on the dogs… but we’ll get there! 😀

Taken with Olympus EM-1 and LUMIX G 20/F1.7 II with window light. Settings were 1/80 sec, f/1.7,ISO 640