Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Sunday Stroll in Insect Heaven

This morning, the grass was so dry that it crunched beneath my feet. Every few steps a grasshopper flew up in front of me, narrowly missing a bath in my coffee cup. Buzzing black flies shooed me out of the shady place near the Chinese Elm Tree. So, I decided to put my coffee in the house and snap my "Sunday Stroll" photos in the front garden for a change. There I found a monarch and plenty of bees, so they have a starring role in my photo shoot.







photos by Aisling, July 29, 2007 1) Bee on Baby Sun Coreopsis 2) Autumn Red Daylily (Hemerocallis) 3) Blazing Star/Liatris 4) A different bee on another Coreopsis blossom 5) Little Grapette Daylily 6) Volunteer Tomatoes growing in the front flower garden 7) A Monarch butterfly 8) The monarch again

4 comments:

Rapunzel said...

Aisling, these photos are so gorgeous! I especially love the one of the bees! We don't have many bees here for some reason. Hmm..

Aisling said...

Rapunzel, Thank you! We seem to have a lot of bees, as usual, but I know that there is a lot of concern throughout the world about colony collapse. Do you have a lot of other pollinators? We even have some bee varieties that I haven't seen before... I need to look up what they are. This one variety reminds me of a "teddy bear bee." That's hard to explain, so I guess I'll just have to get a photo! *grin*

Pat Winter said...

Beautiful Blog! Love to smell Joe Pye weed. I would love to know what kind of camera you use. Awesome clarity.

Aisling said...

Pat, Thank you for visiting! I use a digital Canon, Powershot A80. It does an amazing job on macro photos in particular. Thank you for the nice comments. I'm off to check your profile to see if you have a blog. :)