Lens-Artists Challenge #129 – Favorite Images of 2020

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…

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…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #37

This weekend I discovered the variety of flies!  As a follow up to my last post, we have all kinds of small flying creatures taking advantage of the sap on our prickly pear cactus.  And I must say, taking close ups on a cactus must be handled very carefully.  Fortunately I only had to pull…

Hello Little Dragonfly

I chased this little friend around my lantana plant Saturday.  It fascinated me that he would fly up, and then back down to the exact same location, repeatedly.  It was fun to hang out with him for a while 😊🧡 My post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday If you are old and you wish to be…

My Little Jumper

This morning while haphazardly snapping photos around a large plant outside our house, I saw this little jumper through my camera lens. I have captured a little jumping spider (see post here) a couple of times before.  I didn’t even realize it until I looked at the photos on my computer.  They are that tiny….