Monday, June 29, 2009

Macro Monday

The bees are in the cone flowers.
June is winding down.

July is tapping her foot.

I bought a beetle brooch while attending a weavers conference.

Happy Macro Monday!

Enjoy more macro photography here!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Safari

We went to see the Ebony Jewel Wings.

They take my breath away.

This male plucked a mosquito off my arm.

We could easily have a great relationship.

There were other wonderful bugs about in the woods.

We enjoyed the birds and the trees and the flowers too.

Watching Daddy Longlegs was fun.

It was the Ebony Jewel Wings we came to visit.

They are my favorite of all the bugs.

Happy Sunday Safari.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ABC Wednesday

W is for Wren

and Woodpecker.

W is for the wind whispering in the Weeping Willows

and for a wet wasp.

I watched a working Windmill

and a wee waterfall over the weekend.

My Weather report:

Overnight thunderstorms left two inches of rain in the gauge.

Power was lost for most of the night.

Heat advisory for the rest of the week.

Thank you mrsnesbitt for hostessing ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Too hot to play

It is too hot to be outside.
The thermometer reads 99 F.

I filled the bird baths.

I filled the butterfly and bug bowls with water.

It is so very hot.

The mantis agrees with me.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Macro Monday

An Orange Sulphur Butterfly

spent her last hours with me.

She was in my purse at the market.

I brought her home.

She was not hungry or thirsty.

I am honored to have been her friend.

Thank you Lisa for hosting

Macro Monday.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Safari

We went on Sunday Safari.

We went to Powell Gardens,
A botanical gardens near our home.
We are Friends.

We went hunting for bugs.

Eastern Amberwing Dragonflies are very small.
I was pleased to see them.

The female Widow Skimmer was waiting for a mate.

The male Familiar Bluet
kept an eye on the female.
They fly in the summer.

The Great Spangled Fritillary

nectared on cone flowers.

Gold Finches sought water.

It was very warm in the afternoon sun.

Meadow Larks sang summer songs.

We will watch the sun set.

We welcome the Summer Solstice.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ABC Wednesday

V is for Vultures.

While on vacation in the Lower Rio-Grande Valley

I saw the Black Vulture
for the first time.

Turkey Vultures are a common sight all over North America.

Crown Vetch grows by the road side.

Variegated Violets grow in my lawn.

The Viceroy butterfly mimics the Monarch.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Macro Monday

I am over the rainbow.
I am in bug bliss.

The Ebony Jewel Wings are beautiful.
The female is exquisite.

The males are incredible.

Thank you Tammy Lee from Spirit Helpers
for encouraging me to be a part of
Macro Monday.

I am inspired.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Safari

The Ebony Jewel Wings are flying.

This is a female, displaying, to attract a mate.

The males are iridescent blue or green.

Today I sat with them.

I watched as she found her mate.

I watched them mate.

I watched them defend their territory.

I watched as this female laid her eggs while he kept watch.

I wait all year for the Ebony Jewel Wings to emerge.

Happy Sunday Safari.