Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Safari

We walked in the woods this morning
hunting for bugs.

The thistle is in bloom.

The air was cool and few bugs were flying.

The bees were slowly waking up.

Spider webs crossed the trails.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gorgeous photos Sherry. I really like the bee on the yellow flower. I have never seen one of those before.

I walked through a spider web along a path in our garden yesterday. My mouth was open, yuck. I didn't ever see who made the web.

We toasted while out birding this morning. UGH We still need rain.

kkryno said...

Wow! That spider would give me cause to pause! She's pretty, though. The inriticacy of her web is breath taking. All the creatures here are slowing down and preparing for the long winter ahead; except for the bears. They are in high gear trying to make up for a late salmon season. I feel an early winter is nye for AK. :(
Love, Vikki

Anonymous said...

very nice - I agree with Lisa's choice for a favorite, that yellow flower is my pick, too.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....the colours in these photographs are beautiful....the thistle is stunning, without the bee it would be less........the spider webs never cease to amaze me such wonderful artwork.......

Lovely safari and lovely, lovely bees.......

Wendy said...

Lovely pics. I love the purple thistle, and the little bee on the yelow flower. The spider web looks so delicate....

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Thank you. The sweat bee was tiny!
I am so aware of all the webs. The spiders are fattening up to lay their eggs.
Wish I could send you some rain. It looked as if Fay was bringing you some. I hope so.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
How wonderful to even think about bears and salmon....I have a buggy
Maybe this winter you will get out and take pictures of your city???

Q said...

Dear Wren,
I was surprised while in the woods that we saw so few bugs. I guess it was too early and they were still sleeping!
A few bees were up.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I am very wild for thistle right now. I agree without a bug the thistle looks sterile, add a bug and instantly the thistle is fantastic!
I hope to get some more thistle pictures this week.
Always fun to hunt for bugs with you.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
The season is beginning to change. I am very excited about Autumn colors. I am smitten with thistle right now!