A Dew Kissed Fleabne And Friend

Seeing as I was out till a little after four AM, this is all I got but I think for such a little thing it speaks volumes to the senses. Enjoy your day!

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Little Mystery Spider

This evening as grill was warming up I grabbed my Canon SX10is and headed to capture something I saw yesterday. Late yesterday evening I spotted something on one of the Fleabane blooms that are on our place. Since I am now a “man of a certain age” my eyes aren’t what they used to be ,I hoped a macro shot would help me confirm it was some type of spider. Well I can say it confirmed that it was something but I still am unable to positively identify it. I still believe it to be spider and am somewhat sure it is of the Orb Weaver family but……. for now it is a little mystery spider.

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Quiet, Lovely Little Fleabane

I took this shot July of 2012 with my Pop’s FujiFilm S5700 after visiting with he and my Mom. Most of my shots suffered greatly during most of 2012 due to many factors: My beloved Canon Powershot S3is died and I had to learn a new camera( minor issue), Pops had a heart-attack due to the stress of being Mom’s diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer, and the knowledge that I had just spent the last Mothers I ever would with my Mom. Oh, we also had a family member living with us who was suffering from severe depression. To say 2012 was a hot-mess of a year would be an understatement but I still had nature and photography as my solace. It was a place where I could go and listen to and for the quiet things. It allowed me the space to detect the whisper that is faith and to connect to hope. I found those thing through the lens and in the smallest of things like this quiet, lovely little Fleabane.

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Some Fleabane Love

One of natures little wonders on our place is the Fleabane. It is a delightful and delicate looking but very tough plant with many blooms. The flowers are made up of small, thin petals of white or pink (Well at least around here they are) and has a yellow center. They can withstand severe dry or heavy unrelenting rains. And they are wonderful little filling stations for pollinators. Some here is some Fleabane love!

I used my Sp-350 in this capture.
I used my Sp-350 in this capture.

Sunshine Theraphy

I went to the doctor yesterday for a recurring issue and as usually she prescribed me some meds and ordered bed rest. After about seventeen hours of bed “rest” I needed a break. Bed rest wears a person out, how weird it that? So I took a walkabout on our place to soak in some rays. There is not many things on this planet better than Sunshine Therapy!

Here are a few from that walkabout.

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Three From The Day

The first Bloom on my Knock Out Rose bush.It bloomed several days ago but I just had a chance today to grab a capture or three...
The first Bloom on my Knock Out Rose bush.It bloomed several days ago but I did not have chance till┬átoday to grab a capture or three…
A sweat bee coming in for a landing on a Fleabane.
A sweat bee coming in for a landing on a Fleabane.
The Commonwealth has planted these beauties at the Interstate exchanges around our town. Very Nice, no?
The Commonwealth has planted these beauties at the Interstate exchanges around our town. Very Nice, no?

More Tiny Treasures

The Fleabane is flourishing on our place and that is fine with me. I can count on them to be available for a photo-op now until the end of July. I needed that availability today since I could not find the new place on our face as I hoped. So I went took a few shots of my ever faithful Fleabane. So here is a Fleabane And A Long-Horned Grasshopper Nymph.

I took this with me Powershot G3
I took this with me Powershot G3