A death-defying feat
My little apian friend, one of hundreds in the crab apple tree today. It was so loud with all the buzzin', I could hear it from across the yard.
Grape hyacinth in the backyard
Daylilies gather water droplets like no other
Bit o' fluffy feather on wooden spokes in our garden
Neatly-cracked, rain-bespeckled rock on the border of garden
This little fly was in no hurry and let me get many a picture, although I couldn't get quite as close as I wanted. I believe it's a syrphid fly. Note its cool wasp-like markings.
I couldn't get the crispest picture I wanted but oh well. You can still see plenty of detail.
I also got him sticking his tongue out (or proboscis, whatever), because he’s a jerk.
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And here are the two gardens, my shade garden mostly remulched, and of course the crab apple tree in all its glory.
Little bloom on a low-hanging limb in my garden that I have stood up into many a time. In fact I did it just today and now my head hurts a little.
Woodpecker holes in pine
Dead branch on pine
Haven't had a lichen picture in a while. Plus some honeysuckle in the background.
Dandelion or one of those dandelion imposter