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.

One

One hot old goat napping the day away.

Saanen doe

Millie Ann Saanen

One bee buzzing around the mother’s wort.

bee on mother's wort

One watercolor kitty enjoying the hot sun.

Sickers

Sickers

One goldfinch enjoying the bounty of the bird feeders.

goldfinch

One sulfur moth on the pumpkin leaf.

sulfur moth

One big steer grazing in the pasture.

MJ

MJ

One hot dog.

Stella

Stella

One full moon, a seasonal blue moon, from earlier in the month.  Why is it I’d never heard the term super moon until recently, and now ever full moon is called a super moon?  Don’t get me wrong, I do think they are all super, but I just wondered where this came from.

seasonal blue moon

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