Little Hitchhiker

I was finishing up unloading somethings into the garage earlier today. As I was about to get in this little butterfly decided he was wanting to go for a ride. I was able to walk around and get my camera out of the passenger seat and snap a few shots. s I went to get into the truck the little hitchhiker thought it was better to fly and took off on the next leg of its journey.DSCN0110

A Good Day, A Very Good Day

This being the last day of The Bride and I’s staycation we simply wanted to be. We wanted to be with good friends, eat well and enjoy the day. Well for the record it was a good day, a very good day.

Butterflies enjoy the day by the lake too.
Butterflies enjoy the day by the lake too.
Yellow flower of unknown type enjoying the sun as it made a brief appearance.
Yellow flower of unknown type enjoying the sun as it made a brief appearance.
Waiting for.....
Waiting for…..
This is what all should aim  for and choose to do.
This is what all should aim for and choose to do.
The view from the swing.
The view from the swing.
The day was mostly cloudy but was internally sunny!
The day was mostly cloudy but was internally sunny!
A late afternoon shower left the approaching evening with a hint of coolness to come. Welcome home it seems to be saying.
A late afternoon shower left the approaching evening with a hint of coolness to come. Welcome home it seems to be saying.

 

A Butterfly And A Moth

I have been blessed with a new sense of an awareness of the diversity of life on our place. With that gift comes a realization of how much I really do not know of the world around me. The two photos below are just the tip of the iceberg of discovery that is before me.  I know that these two photos below are  of a butterfly and a moth but I have looked at several data bases and still need help to positively identify them. Feel free to educate me.

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Did you noticed the eggs on the leaf next to the left hand wing? Cool, no?

I used my Powershot SX10is for these captures.

Mishmash Monday

It has been one of those days and we will leave it at that………..so I present to you Mishmash Monday.

A hand held shot of the moon being eating by a cloud.
A hand-held shot of the moon being eating by a cloud.
A Long Horned Grasshopper Nymph hanging out on what I believe is a Horse Nettle.
A Long Horned Grasshopper Nymph hanging out on what I believe is a Horse Nettle.
A Butterfly soaking up some rays after the rain.
A Butterfly soaking up some rays after the rain.
A lovely spotted Spotted-Touch-Me Not after the rain
A lovely spotted Spotted-Touch-Me Not after the rain
I set this shot up to capture the water droplets and as I pushed the shutter button....the wind showed up. Nicely framed by Natures.
I set this shot up to capture the water droplets and as I pushed the shutter button….the wind showed up. Nicely framed by Natures.

Hanging Ten In A Heat Wave

The heat and its ever presence weight was rising as I did an mid-morning walkout today. The sun was hiding behind the oncoming storm clouds but it’s hot self was felt with every step. As I wrapped up the walk, and headed back to our home to mow the yard, I was thinking about insects and their ability to tolerate heat that makes me whine. So here is a couple of those wonders hanging ten, or six :), in a heat wave!

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Motorcycle Widow this one is for you. Peace.
Motorcycle Widow this one is for you. Peace.