Patio Life – Summit Awards

I am excited to share that Patio Life won two awards in the 2021 Summit International Creative Awards – GOLD for Industry Self-Promotion Collateral and SILVER in Photography!

The Summit International Awards recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium sized advertising agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million.

This year’s competition received over 3800 entries from 20 countries including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

This year’s panel of judges included professionals representing the following countries: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Russian Federation, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Entries in 18 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During its blind judging (entering company names withheld) the Board of Judges search for and identify innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and user experience, and the ability to communicate and persuade.

“Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment in ones career. With vetted judges, tough judging criteria, two-phase blind judging processes, and strict bylaws limiting winners, only deserving entries receive recognition.” Said Jocelyn Luciano, Managing Director for the Summit International Awards. “The creative work this year was outstanding. Watching the judges debate the details of individual entries in the run-off for the tops spots was inspiring.”

The Summit Awards organization was founded in 1994. Annually, it conducts the Summit Creative Award, the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award and the Summit Emerging Media Award. Additional information about the Summit International Awards organization, its competitions and winning firms can be found on the SIA web site at www.summitawards.com.

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The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

Summit Award
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Patio Life – Summit Awards2021-09-25T09:11:23-04:00

Monarch Butterfly

THE PHOTOVILLE FENCE

Five selected pieces from Patio Life were choose for inclusion in the 9th edition of the Photoville Fence.

The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across 11 installation sites in North America. Featuring over 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.

The exhibition will be up from June 12 – Labor day, 2021.

For more information on the installation location map, click here!

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Butterflies (Nymphadlidae)

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Monarch Butterfly2021-08-15T08:59:39-04:00

Photoville Fence Winchester

THE PHOTOVILLE FENCE

Five selected pieces from Patio Life were choose for inclusion in the 9th edition of the Photoville Fence.

The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across 11 installation sites in North America. Featuring over 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.

The exhibition will be up from June 12 – Labor day, 2021.

For more information on the installation location map, click here!

Photoville Fence
Patio Life Book

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The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

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Photoville Fence Winchester2021-06-12T08:30:28-04:00

Hummingbird Observations

Today was the first, and earliest sighting of the ruby-throated hummingbird as one visited the nectar feeder for a sip as the salvia plants have yet to bloom.

Which brings up a question, do our visiting hummingbirds prefer flowers or nectar feeders? Lets look inside the numbers from 2020!

2020 Observations: 1382 Sightings visiting 3530 flowers

First Visit: 05/15/20

Last Visit: 09/21/20

Most Daily Sightings: 46

Longest Visit: 24 minutes

Longest Lording from Swing: 22 minutes

Beak Bump: 1x

Hand fed: Several times

Most Visited Plant: 527 visits at Salvia Plant 5

Feeding Stations

Salvia Plants (8) Nector Feeders (3) Other Plants
75.86% (2678 Visits) 14.62% (516 Visits) 9.52% (336 Visits)
Salvia
Feeders
Other

Clearly, the hummingbirds preferred the salvia plants 75% of the time as their primary source of energy!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Birds (Aves)
Order: Hummingbirds, Swifts (Apodiformes)
Family: Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

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Sightings
0
Flowers Visited
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Hummingbird Observations2021-06-09T20:53:17-04:00

Do Grasshoppers Have Teeth?

The grasshopper has mandibulate mouthparts used for biting and chewing plant leaves that consist of the labrum (upper lip), mandibles (jaws), pair of maxillae, hypopharynx and labium (lower lip). The mandible operates side to side that can cut or crush the leaves of a plant while feeding.

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Grasshoppers (Orthoptera)

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Do Grasshoppers Have Teeth?2020-12-22T15:52:43-05:00

International Photography Awards

Paito Life has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards (IPA’s) in the “Professional: Nature Book” category. An international jury of  photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries to select the category winners, each of whom are in the running to receive the IPA’s top two prizes—Photographer of the Year for the professional categories.

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

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International Photography Awards2020-12-22T15:08:25-05:00

Ambush Bug

These small bugs are about 0.5 inch long and can prey on larger insects such as bumblebees, butterflies or wasps. Ambush bugs are part of the Assassin Bug family. These bugs hide on plants and flowers like this salvia shown here, from which they ambush their prey. They feed by extending and stabbing their beak into its prey and sucking out their body fluids.

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Assassin Bugs (Reduviidae)

Genus: Jagged Ambush Bugs (Phymata)

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Ambush Bug2020-10-13T02:39:25-04:00

Lupine Bugs

Lupine bugs are members of the family of broad-headed bugs and related to the stink bug that when threatened will emit a rancid smelling liquid.

The probiscus seen folded underneath its body is used for feeding by sucking the nutrients from stems and leaves.

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: True Bugs (Heteroptera)
Family: Broad-headed Bugs (Alydidae)

Genus: Megalotmus
Species: Lupine Bug (Megalotomus Quinquespinos)

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Lupine Bugs2020-10-13T02:13:13-04:00

Photoville Fence

THE PHOTOVILLE FENCE ANNOUNCES ITS NINTH EDITION

Happy to share that five selected pieces from Patio Life were choose for inclusion in the 9th edition of the Photoville Fence.

The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America. Featuring over 90 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.

The 9th edition will expand to 11 major parks and downtown areas across North America: Atlanta, Brooklyn, Calgary, Denver, Durham, Houston, Metro (Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead), New Orleans, Sarasota, Seattle, and locally in Winchester. The exhibition will be on view from Fall 2020 – Summer 2021.

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spiders (Salticidae)

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Photoville Fence2020-10-12T00:04:55-04:00

Honey Bee

A honey bee searching for nectar on the flamingo celosia (celosia spicata). This species of celosia was grown from seed and started indoors. It does well in a large container, growing to over four feet tall and attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators. The taller the plant gets, the more prone to the container tipping over.

Pollen is the fine powder produced from the male part (stamen) of the flower that fertilizes the female part (pistal) of the flower.

Nectar is the sweet substance produced by certain plants that is consumed by bees and other pollinators as a source of food. Honey bees collect nectar and convert it to honey.

Patio LifeLooking for a book on bugs?

The 8 x 8 inch, 124-page book is printed on Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite eggshell archival, acid-free paper and comes in a custom designed 8.5 x 8.5 inch box.

If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Bees, Wasps, Ants and Sawflies (Hymenoptera)
Family: Bees (Apidae)

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Honey Bee2020-09-26T13:00:25-04:00

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