Lens-Artists Challenge #105: Spring

Ahhhh spring! Why is it that we love springtime so very much? Well, according to mentalfloss.com, there are several reasons why springtime is such a delightful season. Of course, there are the common sense reasons, such as fresh air, fresh flowers, birds and baby animals. But did you know: “In 2015, a pair of public policy…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #38

This is another photo from my cactus flower buds that were attracting the insects with it’s sap. The flowers are now blooming, and the bees have arrived.  Perhaps that will be for another post 🙂 Below is my post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday: 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 “With no mind, flowers lure the butterfly; With no mind, the…

Amsinckia: commonly known as Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck was another wildflower quite prevalent on my recent Sunday morning hike.  I also saw them on Saturday walking along the wash.  They are very beautiful in the way they curl, and the green and yellow colors are quite stunning. A small factoid from Wikipedia: The seeds and foliage of fiddlenecks are poisonous to livestock, particularly cattle, because they…