Bugs and Blooms

It seems like you can’t photograph a flower without a bug on them, so I quit trying.  Here’s what’s blooming at Eden Hills right now.

day lily

day lily

bee balm

bee balm

sunflower

sunflower

bumblebee on bee balm

bumblebee on bee balm

admiral butterfly on alfalfa

admiral butterfly on alfalfa

nearly blooming hosta

nearly blooming hosta

day lily

day lily

admiral butterfly on alfalfa

admiral butterfly on alfalfa

sunflower and bugs

sunflower and bugs

some weird little spider that I don't know what kind it is

some weird little spider that I don’t know what kind it is on a lily

Yucca

Yucca

What’s blooming in your neck of the woods?

Sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, and Monday Mellow Yellows.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Let’s get right to those Scavenger Hunt Sunday items.  They are: special, habit, explore, me, and sprinkle.

Sprinkle:  The severe storms missed us yesterday, and all we had was a bunch of thunder and a few sprinkles.  I’m pretty grateful for the extra day or so to dry out a bit.

Llenny

Llenny

Explore:  My little bottle girl, Ursula, is getting to go outside to explore now.  I’m hoping to have her completely moved out in a couple of more days.  Sadly, that really weedy patch is the path from my patio to the back yard.  Looks like I need to take advantage of the dry weather and do a month of yard work.

goat kid collage

Special:  I really didn’t know what to choose for this one, so I chose a picture of the chicory with a bee of some kind on it.  I figured out that it takes a special day to get a good macro shot.  We don’t often see totally still weather around here.

chicory collage

Habit:  The bees have a habit of pollinating the flowers.  Luckily, there’s no shortage of motherswort around my place.  I have happy bees.

motherswort collage

Me:  I don’t like to be in front of the camera.  That’s just me, who I am, so you get my picture of Cookie when she accidentally got into the yard.

Cookie Kids_2168ew

Her kids, Cutter and Dough, were good kids, staying in the barnyard with me.

I’m also sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro and Mosaic Monday.

Life is a Bowl of Cherries

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday is brought to you by the cherry tree.  The topics:  then and now, indulge, happiness, summer, and pop of color.

Summer: I picked cherries this morning.  Nothing says summer is here like a big bucket of cherries waiting to be cleaned.

Cherry Tree

Then and Now:  We had tons of cherry blossoms earlier in the spring, and now I have lots of cherries on my tree.

cherry collage

Happiness:  Sometimes we have to look at what we have and make our own happiness.

bowl of cherries_1728ew

Indulge: Maybe I’ll indulge in making more wine with the cherries if we also have a good apple crop.

fruit wine

Pop of Color: Of course, that bright red stands out and makes a bold statement.

Cherry_1723ew

cherries

What do you think?  What should I do with this batch of cherries?

I’m also sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, and Ruby Tuesday Too.

 

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