Patio Life takes a closer look at the unseen life that surrounds us at home, reminding us, you do not have to travel far to find interesting neighbors.
There is a mean-looking wasp sitting on the arm of an empty teak chair on the patio in my backyard. Every day the wasp visits. Why does it keep landing on the chair?
I want answers.
I live in a small town, at least spatially, in Greater Boston. The town is five and a half square miles with 42,000 residents and an abundance of tiny, often unseen critters lurking in its yards—yards measured in square feet, not acres.
With a couple of chairs and a few flowers, a small suburban oasis was created on the patio.
But those wasps…and these tiny spiders that seem to jump into thin air? What else is living around me?
I need answers.
The camera provides an up-close peek at my fellow patio dwellers whose respective behaviors pique my curiosity and intrigue me.
All subjects seen were photographed outdoors in my backyard or front porch; none were harmed.
Whether planting a single flower or large garden—you won’t have to travel far to find interesting neighbors if you look close enough.
If you plant it, they will come.