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

What am I?

I found this beautiful creature Saturday morning. I’ve yet to determine what he/she is. I assume he/she is part of the dragonfly family. Any thoughts? I didn’t even realize he/she was in this photo until I looked on my computer. I believe this is a damselfly on the top of the plant. So tiny I…

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…