Thursday, August 16, 2012


I love to take my camera and go exploring.  The wonders you can discover when looking at something so closely!

Today, I headed outside to see what I could find...
I found two ants "playing" inside a morning glory flower.

I love the frilly details of this "simple" flower.  The center stamens remind me of fireworks exploding in the sky.

Bees and insects of all varieties were having a veritable feast on the mint flowers.  Most of them were too flighty to capture well.
This "bumble bee" was taking her time, slowly making her way around all the flowers.  I imagined her relishing the scent and taste of mint.

I followed this insect till it landed.  Anyone know what it is?

a hummingbird moth!  They love the butterfly bush!

bumble bee information
hummingbird moth (Hemaris thysbe) @ Mass Audubon

I'm linking up with my favorite teacher, Ms Jenny Matlock, as we work our way through the alphabet.  Please do go visit the other students, for you never know what gems you may find--humor, poignancy, information, visions of far away places, stuff you've never even dreamed of!  Check it out HERE.  You may even wish to join in yourself!  This week our letter is "M." 

photos by me © 2012 all rights reserved


  1. Lovely macro shots. I too would love to take macro shots with my camera. However I need to get a good macro lens first.

  2. Seriously, how do you capture these? I imagine you 50 feet away with a gigantic, almost tip you over zoom lens:)

  3. Excellent macro shots ~ love the 2 little ants ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  4. That morning glory looks so luminous! Great post, I love photographing macro garden guests as well. :)

  5. Beautiful! It's nice to just take some time to look around the garden:)

  6. These are all so compelling! I especially love the first one...


  7. that's a great word for you! I love to see your photographs. Can't believe you got that close to a bee, without it flying all over you! Think that's my favorite. Touché! {:-D

  8. Fabulous photos! I love the ants one! How close were you to that bumblebee?

  9. great nature pics. I especially like the morning glory pic.

    hope you have sweet day.

  10. The center of the morning glory looks like it's glowing...very cool!
    And that's one interesting bug...never seen one before.
    Great capture of the hummingbird moth in flight!

  11. I miss morning glories! They are so beautiful and fun to follow their opening and closing in the course of a day. Love all the pics today!

  12. Thanks for the macro's so fun to explore a different world from what we normally see.

  13. Fabulous shots - the bee is fantastic! I have no idea what that insect is, but it sure has pretty wings! And the hummingbird moth! Who knew!

  14. Your macro picture are magnificent.

    I think the simple lime green flower is my favorite. So intricate while being so linear.

    Just beautiful.

    Thank you for linking to the letter 'M'.



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