Tag Nature

Night’s Beautiful Daughter, You

Don’t Be Shy

A Chinese Mantis (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis) pauses to observe my landscaping work. Perhaps it was also trying to determine the edibility of my camera.

Eastern Box Turtle

Eastern Box Turtle from Jon Fuller on Vimeo.

Filmed a young Eastern Box Turtle ( Terrapene carolina carolina ) in the wild on a recent walk. I’ve typically encountered these turtles during and after a storm. Perhaps the humidity encourages them to emerge from temporary hibernation?

Somewhere To Go

Heaven within the mountain.

The man aquaints himself with many deeds of the past.

With perseverance, furthers.

It furthers one to have somewhere to go.

The House of Flowers

(A short film about summer.)

Common Snapping Turtle

Common Snapping Turtle from Jon Fuller on Vimeo.

This Common Snapping Turtle ( Chelydra serpentina ) made a brief appearance during a short hike at the local nature preserve yesterday. Snapping Turtles are omnivorous and possess prominent claws, a stout neck, and a sharp, powerful beak. The bite from a typical adult is strong enough to sever a human finger.

This particular individual was covered with bright green moss and looked as if he deserved a role in Shadow of the Colossus. Effective camouflage for lurking at the bottom of a lake and surprising delicious fish, don’t you think?

You Should Be Far From Here

Skies Speak In Our Blood

The Moment

(Text from The Moment by Jorge Luis Borges.)

The Lost Road To Morning