Saturday, May 21, 2011


 I have always been fascinated with Hoverflies. If you sit by some flowers long enough, you will see several species of Hoverflies darting around and hovering before they gently come to rest. They will often land on an extended finger if you stay still long enough.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


  One of the most beautiful wildflowers is barely 1/4in. long and is considered by most a noxious "weed". In a contest this flower, in my opinion, will hold it's own against any Orchid . Try to look more closely at "the little things".
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Garter Snake

 A very beautiful Garter Snake was being harassed by one of my cats. Good thing too, or I never would have known it was there. It stayed really still, so I got a bunch of shots off form different angles and was able to get really close without spooking it.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This individual Sedum flower is about 3/8" wide, and when seen up close, it's intricate beauty is apparent  in a way you can't appreciate without getting down to its level.

Preying Mantis

I have always admired the patients of the Preying Mantis. They sit for long periods of time waiting for some unsuspecting insect to wander into striking distance. This one slowly swiveled it's head to stare right into my eyes, just long enough for a portrait shot.