During a walk one evening I found this Song Sparrow with his dinner. I am not sure if this is a spider or a dragonfly that he has captured for his meal. Whatever it was, I am sure it was tasty. Maybe he had some little ones near by that he was going to share with.
So many things become beautiful when you really look. ~ Lauren Oliver Another one that I am not sure of the ID on. I am certainly learning a lot from those who read my blog. My little guy from yesterday was ID'd as a Soldier Beetle - how cool is that? And I've gotten wonderful ID help on the dragonflies and damseflies. So now I'm hoping someone can ID this one too :) Wishing you all Joy, Peace and Comfort! Edit: Thanks Randy for ID of this Summer Azure
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. ~ W.B Yeats
Another amazing creature with a firm grip on a blade of grass! These little guys are so very interesting. They seem to hover over the grass until they find just the right spot to take hold. When I first started blogging I thought these little guys were dragonflies ~ but actually they are damselflies. I'm sure there are many differences between the two but the main one I know of is the way they hold their wings. Damselflies hold them close to their body, while the dragonfly has them wide open. Id'd by Randy as an Eastern Red Damsel.
Sometimes I get so caught up in my own problems that I forget how amazing the world is.
Wendelin Van Draanen
I am amazed at what can be found on a blade of grass. I don't know what type of butterfly this is (I know I say that a lot) I "think" it is some type of skipper. It is much smaller than most skippers I've seen.
Carolina Wrens LOVE the birdfeeder wreath that I have out on my back deck. This little one is stretching out his neck to see what kind of treats he can find. Not only are they beautiful birds, but they have lovely song. You can listen - HERE (go to "sounds" and push play)
I expect to pass though this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
A cardinal and a goldfinch ~ hanging out together on my deck. You can see part of my "feeder wreath" on the right. It is a grapevine wreath that I sprinkle seeds in and use as a bird feeder. You can see more of the thoughts and inspiration behind that wreath HERE. The images of the two birds hanging out in the same area bring to mind that phrase "why can't we all just get along". That is what I hope for daily. That we can all show each other LOVE and UNDERSTANDING but most of all ~ that we show each other KINDNESS.
Joy, I realized, isn't so much a circumstance you find yourself in but a choice you make ~ Lisa Wingate
I have always called this type of butterfly a Tiger Swallowtail but I also see it referred to as an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ~ not sure which one is actually correct. (maybe both) The plant it is feeding on is abundant in my area and blooms in Spring (around May) but I am unsure of the name. If you know what it is, please comment and let me know. Butterflies are one my GREATEST JOYS in the Spring and Summer!
I used to be scared of bees. Truth be told, I used to be scared of every kind of bug and flying creature that buzzed. Now they fascinate me. Photography has opened up a whole new world for me. Macro photography allows me to see that world up close. I am thinking this is a honey bee. Pleasecorrect me if I am wrong.