Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Stroll - Wings

On a Sunday afternoon in June,
when wild roses scent the air,
vibrant life is everywhere.

Dangling from blossoms,
or warming on slate,
some busy working...

While others simply wait.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you serenity.

all photos and text by Aisling, June 13, 2010

1 & 2) baby sun coreopsis 3) elm leaf beetle 4) crater lake blue veronica 5) honeybee on butterfly blue pincushion flower 6) honeybee and coral bells (huechera) 7) canterbury bells, aka blue rain flower 8)eastern bluet damselfly 9) female whitetail dragonfly 10) mail whitetail dragonfly 11) unidentified dragonfly (working on it!) 11) male and female whitetail dragonflies 12) stella d'oro day lily


the wild magnolia said...

Gorgeous Sunday Stroll macro shots. I love them all but especially the bee, hanging as it were, from the pink flower!

Great words, great photos.

Hope you have a good week.

Aisling said...

Wild Magnolia, I love that one of the bee dangling from the coral bells too. I couldn't believe I got the shot before it darted off to another blossom! What luck!

Thank you for the kind comment!

Cloudhands said...

Love the variety of bugs. Makes me believe your garden is not toxic, but a welcoming center for life. I do believe in using Seven from time to time, but love the little pollinators to come and visit often.

Aisling said...

Mom, My garden is nurtured very naturally. It's last dose of "fertilizer" was llama "compost" several years ago. It gets an extra serving of water from time to time from the gardener and some haphazard weeding, but that is about it. My pollinators are obviously doing a great job, aren't they?

I think the insects have been particularly cooperative this year! I'm loving it!

Thanks for visiting!

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, as always love your photos.
I also want my gardening to be natural. But seems with a new beginning - it needs a little help:)

Aisling said...

Ernestine, I know your garden will be beautiful. Gardening does teach us patience, whether we like it or not, doesn't it? :)

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

Hi Aisling, first, your photos are delish and someone must have honey bees nearby for you to have them in your garden (unless you have bees, don't remember). I saw your comment about the pollinators. I'm very, very afraid for them. We must all keep doing what we can.

I've noticed that the first couple of years I went organic, it was difficult. Now, the other "good" bugs and the micro-organisms help. :) ~~Dee

Aisling said...

Dee, We are near orchards and farms, and there are hives positioned in those for pollinating the crops. I think we are lucky to be along the route for the honeybees. We did have hives several years ago, but as novice beekeepers, were unable to sustain the hives through winter. Perhaps we will try again one day.

Thank you for your responsible and informative post today, and coming by to return my visit. Thank you also for your nice comment on my photos. I have been having fun with flower photography these past few years. :)

Pom Pom said...

Wow! I love all the bugs! What beauty!

Aisling said...

Pom Pom, It was a festive gathering in the garden today! I guess those bugs are always there, but today I had great luck in getting them to hold still for their "photo ops." :)

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Nan said...

That was simply wonderful, Aisling! These may just be your best photographs ever! The female whitetail dragonfly on what looks like bark is especially wonderful to me. And that blue one! Wow, what color. And that first picture is like a little miracle of life. Thank you!!

Aisling said...

Nan, Thank you! Your kind note is a beautiful way to start my morning. This camera I have been using (my husband's) does not have quite the same macro and zoom capacity as my old one, so I am thrilled to be finding the trick to capturing images such as these.

In the photo you commented on, the female whitetail dragonfly is sitting on one of the log stepping stones of one of the paths through my garden. I love the way her colors and the colors of the bark look together too.