Tarantula hawk wasp

This morning I ran across a flowering bush with several of these beautiful creatures enjoying the blooms. Apparently their sting can be extremely painful for a short period of time, but it is not dangerous to humans (very dangerous to the other creatures they prey on, such as tarantulas!) However, they are not easily provoked…

Sunshine’s Sparkle

Today Spread your wings Let the sun shine through you and bring out your colors Bring your HAPPY and ✨✨✨ Sparkle! Sparkle: to give off or reflect bright moving points of light, to perform brilliantly (Merriam-Webster) Posted for Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Sunshine’s Macro Monday:

When we visited our water reclamation wetlands on Sunday morning, we discovered the area was teaming with beautiful dragonflies!  According to a fellow photographer (he had cool camera equipment and appeared to be very knowledgeable) there were 17 species of dragonflies there at the wetlands. Below is my favorite dragonfly photo, thanks to my husband…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #39

This insect appears to reflect the green from the plant in a most beautiful way! Initially I thought this was some kind of a bee. I snapped the photo quickly before he flew away.  However, after some investigating, I believe it is some sort of fly. Someone told me about this app called iNaturalist that…

Tread Carefully…

It is rattlesnake season.  The temperature is warming up and they are coming out of hibernation.  Although a rattlesnake is not something you want see in your yard, or near your home, in nature they are beautiful and magnificent.  They are a creature that does not seek conflict, but instead prefers to be left alone. …