Have you ever seen a Bee Fly?

This little cutie is classified a Lordotus, a genus of bee flies. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well now you have 😊 I discovered him through my camera lens on my morning exploration. He is so soft and fuzzy looking, I just fell in love with him. 💛🐝💛 Any glimpse into the…

From caterpillar to Sphinx

Previously I posted photos of caterpillars that have emerged all over our area. This is due to the beautiful green foliage growing from our near record breaking desert rains. Today I discovered the beautiful White-lined Sphinx moth that these fascinating caterpillars eventually become. I was more that thrilled to discover several hovering in the flowers…

Meet the Queen

Yes, this beautiful caterpillar will blossom into the queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus)! I have many photos of The Queen. How awesome to discover the queen butterfly caterpillar Sunday morning on my walk. I took a few extra minutes to walk through the “butterfly garden” at our nature preserve down the road, and I made this…

Friday friends

To end my week of wildflower photos, I found a few friendly critters that weren’t camera shy. They add a nice touch don’t you think? Enjoy 😊 Large flocks of butterflies, all kinds of happy insects, seem to be in a perfect fever of joy and sportive gladness.~John Muir

Flower stages

These too are of a burning color–not orange, not gold, but if pure gold were liquid and could raise a cream, that golden cream might be like the color of the poppies. ~John Steinbeck When you go for a walk, take seeds with you, poppies, rainbow chard, rocket. Plant them among the weeds in patches…