Category Archives: Insects

Snowdrops, Dew Drops, and Silk

Dew drops on a spider web at Elkstone Church, England. On a misty morning in a church yard, the world collapses into a local dampened space. The mist appears to buffer sound and movement; silence seems loud when all is still and … Continue reading

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Bubble-Blowing Mini Fly

A tiny fly blowing a bubble while standing on top of a tiny bud on a flowering tree. I tried to find out what kind of flowering tree and what kind of fly by looking through images on the Internet, but … Continue reading

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A True Sign of Spring

Greetings on this fine, sunny, spring day. Wow! It feels so good to be able to say that! My husband and I just returned from a low-key yet really enjoyable holiday in Dublin, Ireland. Even though I took far fewer … Continue reading

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Red Admiral Butterfly at Berkeley Castle

Red Admiral Butterfly at Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. A male Red Admiral enjoys the sunshine on the grounds at Berkeley Castle… while having a bite to eat. Although Berkeley Castle has a butterfly house, this butterfly, like other … Continue reading

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Not-So-Innocent Garden Spider

European Garden Spider I’m not a big fan of spiders. They may be intellectually fascinating, but downright creepy otherwise. Just the other day I walked through a spider web thread in our conservatory. I didn’t think much of it and … Continue reading

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Just A Butterfly

Butterfly at Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Today I captured my first butterfly, so to speak. This photo isn’t perfect (I was using a zoom lens in a slight breeze), but I like it enough to share. I think the butterfly … Continue reading

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In Search of Poppies

A friend heard about some poppy fields south of town, so one afternoon she, another friend, and I set out to find them. Although we searched south, then north, then south again and even asked a local, elderly gentleman where … Continue reading

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A Non-Hovering Hoverfly (and a Ladybug Larva)

I was taking photos of what I believe are white morning glories when a bee (I thought) landed on one of the flowers close by. As I looked closer I could tell that it wasn’t a bee, but it wasn’t a fly either. … Continue reading

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Hover Bee

Bee hovering beside lavender

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Lavender-Loving Bees

Last night I saw the most amazing insect pictures and I’m not exaggerating. Nature’s Place has a Page titled Macro Illustrated, which describes the basic principles and practices of nature macro photography and includes mind-blowing photos that show what can … Continue reading

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