In response to Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge, I considered what to post. This one is tough because I’ve spent a lot of time this past year roaming nearby parks, paths, neighborhoods and a few hiking areas, camera in hand. Ironically, in 2019 we had wonderful rains that created unbelievable spring flowers in 2020. Although I had two wonderful vacations last year, I think my favorite photos may be the amazing photos I was able to capture of the desert flowers and residing insects. 😊💚
I will also include a couple of dragonflies because one of my self imposed challenges was to see how many dragonfly species I would be able to identify. I believe I identified about 15!
Below is a gallery of some of my favorite desert flower photos and insects of 2020:
“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.” ~ Rachel Carson
“All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” ~ Marie Curie
“Even more amazing than the wonders of Nature are the powers of the spirit.” ~ Helen Keller