Beetle Buddies

My husband noticed this cozy group of beetles this morning on our walk. Upon further investigation they appear to be a species of metallic wood-boring beetle. They are rather beautiful. “Every blade of grass, every insect, ant, and golden bee, all so amazingly know their path, though they have not intelligence, they bear witness to…

Circle of life continues…

I happened upon this encounter recently and was mesmerized. I saw this creature land on the stalk, damselfly in tow. It wasn’t until I brought up the photos on my computer that I noticed him hanging on by a single limb. The drama continued until he fell from his perch. Perhaps his little bug leg…

Desert Tarantula ๐Ÿ•ท

Yes, I came across this beautiful creature Saturday morning walking around the lake. I was not able to tell if she (I believe this to be a female) was down for a drink as she continued her travels along the edge of the lake. She also looked smaller so I think she may be a…

Photos of the day

So, I had a thought that I would choose my favorite photo from my walk yesterday, and post it. Until I realized I didn’t have just one. What started out as a slow photo walk, ended with several photo successes. My take away from yesterday is that composition can really make a photo. I’m far…

Face the dragonfly!

Over the past couple of weeks Iโ€™ve captured a few close up photos of my dragonfly friends. The details of their face and body amaze me. There is such a variety of colors. They are such fascinating creatures. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š “I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a…