Someone passing by saw my camera and kindly asked if I was photographing the birds. Foolishly, I admitted the truth and said I was more of an insect person. When I saw the look of horror cross his face I didn’t take the hint. Oh no. I awkwardly had to shovel on more nerd grief by pointing out the abundance of Halloween Pennants. He slowly and cautiously sidled away.
Here’s a shot of a super common butterfly in these parts. This one found the last zinnia at the community garden. The rest have faded to soft sepias and dusty pinks.
I only recently discovered the Halloween Pennant. When I looked it up I was told they were really common dragonflies and I scoffed. Bah. How common can they be? I never saw one before … Now, I see them everywhere.
It wasn’t a windy day. =/ Perhaps this dragonfly independently discovered yoga?
Green eyes! I think this is a male carpenter bee. And anonymous ant friend.
Yes. Birds ARE beautiful. But …. I always did like the little things.
If you like nature photos I encourage you to check out Michelle’s Rambling Woods. Every Tuesday she hosts Nature’s Notes, a blog event that encourages us to share the natural beauty that surrounds us.