Brownish-gray Fishing Spider

Beyond the Veil of Night – part two

Stepping outside into the blackness I knew I was not alone

Oblong-winged Katydid

Oblong-wing Katydid

I could hear the clicks, buzzing and underlying drone of creatures all around me

Common Black Ground Beetle

Common Black Ground Beetle

 

I felt the wisps of silken threads brush my body

Six-spotted Orb Weaver

Six-spotted Orb Weaver

 

Only the flash of light from my camera brought them into view

Brownish-gray Fishing Spider

Brownish-gray Fishing Spider

Beyond the Veil of Darkness

No moonlight illuminated the paths this night

The blackness appeared more intense like that of rich velvet

Yet I knew something waited just beyond

Vinca bud

Their scent was heightened by the their lack of visual beauty

Oriental Lily

I knew what I would find, but I did not know just as the blackness appeared more intense this night, so to were their colors

Turk's Cap Lily

Gerber Daisy

In previous years I’ve ventured out after dark

Please take a moment to see what past forays have revealed

Impending Darkness

Underwing

Just Beyond the Darkness