This may be the rarest creature I will ever photograph. If you google crimson katydid you will learn that this mutation occurs something like 1 in 100,000 hatchlings. They usuually don't live long, the camo is lousy. I have a 5MP file of this if anyone is interested in purchasing a print or for publication use.
Natural Tree Spirit
I ran into this interesting "face" in a tree along the bench trail in the Ponca Wilderness area.
Ribbon Frost -- Boxley Valley
This is one of the strangest phonomina I have observed. It appears to be frost that is created right on the edge of freezing. My guess is that cracked stems siphon up water that is frozen when it reaches the atmosphere. While freezing, it pulls up more water that in turn freezes, etc. You get these odd ribbons of frost, that twist and turn into interesting shapes. #1697