Above can be seen golden pollen of a Tiger Lily. Beautiful , fragile golden grains of pollen ready for distribution,
I am linking today to Macro Monday 2 which can be found at:http://macromonday2.blogspot.ca/
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Seeing as this is a rainy day,( thankfully!, our bedding plants have been drying up!) I have had to resort to my photo
Posted by me ann my camera at 8:39 AM
Its always exciting when I see that Common Primrose are in bloom for among the petals of its blossom I look for a beautiful pink treasure and that's what I had found last week, a tiny pink and white moth nestled snugly within the petals of a Common Primrose blossom. I cut off the blossom and placed it with the moth within in an insect box that I often carry with me so that I could take some close closeups ( macros) of the moth.
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:34 AM
I had been wondering where this little moth was this season as I had not seen it previously. Early last evening I had taken a drive to a nearby Common Primrose plant to release a Primrose moth that I had captured earlier in the day and it was then that I had spied this clearwing hummingbird moth feeding on some Milkweed in bloom.
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:23 AM
I remember being thrilled when I found a Zebra butterfly in Florida in 2000. Wow! Having left our New Brunswick winter of snow and ice behind what a wonder Florida was! My camera was in joyful overload!
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:07 AM
We have a few sparrows around Bird Alley this morning and I know some of the Sparrows are Song Sparrows and maybe one or two are Chipping Sparrows. Also some of the sparrows are hungry babies as can be observed in the following open mouthed sparrow picture shown below.
Posted by me ann my camera at 10:03 AM
The joys of nature are many and often are so awe inspiring and surprising! This morning I went out with my macro lens on my camera to see what I could find, Just across the street from my house on a public building that leaves its moth attracting outside lights on all night I found a Rosy Maple Moth on the outside wall of the building. When I first saw this species several years ago I was astounded with its beautiful pink colour... I found it unbelievable! And I loved it!.... And every year since I always watch for this moth to appear. Below are photos of what I have found this morning!
Posted by me ann my camera at 10:13 AM
For a few years now we have watched a stray gray and white cat hunting through our property. We used to discourage its presence by shouting at it to get lost and be gone. It used to be that to connect with it by looking it in its eye would be enough to cause it to run away. then somehow this winter we got into the habit of leaving some cat food in a bowl on our back step and we found that this stray cat would appear each day and empty the bowl of cat food we set out.
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