What Is This?

I found this bug on the Evening Primrose, next to the Crab Spider, and the caterpillar from yesterday. It reminds me of a 1938 Buick 8 front end. Or one of those classic ribbon mics from the 40’s. Update. ( I think The Flying Squirrel solved this. ) ” At that size, I have to change my answer. It’s a leafhopper. Same family as cicadas, but smaller, and still have the Buick front end. That would also explain the short wings. A true cicada would be the size of your thumb”

38 buick front end


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Today walking the gardens life is busy around the wildflowers. Update: (I was so happy with the look of the flower, I overlooked the spider on it)

Aster ?
Bee on aster

I spotted a frog but when the flash went off he bolted. I wasn’t sure if I even got a picture.
There are lots of spider webs .Mosquito in web

When I tried to take a picture of a spider he kept running after bee’s and wasp that were hitting the web. I thought to myself I should stay close I might catch some action. The Mosquito hawk I took pictures of the other day, or one just like it landed in the web. The spider pounced and I started snapping.

Spider trapping his meal
I was amazed at the speed the spider worked.
Spider working diligently

And finally a petrified fly or something.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Caterpillar

I went out to do my Twenty Minutes In The Garden. When I walked in the house I was as excited as I was when I took pictures of the Blue Heron. I still have ten minutes to go for my 20 minutes out there. But this one deserves it’s own post.

Fuzzy Wuzzy
At this point I am like where is the head? Got it, they are busy eating Evening Primrose.
Fuzzy eating Evening Primrose
When I had the full face in focus I promptly named it Fuzzy. Funny, the older I get, my hair thins and stands exactly like this, but Rebel Girl takes care of my eyebrows and ears. 🙂
Full frontal


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I walked around my garden not expecting to find anything to take pictures of. Although the weather is beautiful out things are dying back fast

I spotted a mosquito hawk hiding on a raspberry leaf.
I’m not sure what this is but six of them are eating our asparagus.
And this guy who is definitely not out of place.
Summer is now hanging by a thread

Sunlight on a web


My entry for Cee’s Just a Fun Challenge: Hidden

This is my entry (Rebel Guy). And it is my first challenge that I have participated in.

I was wandering my cucumber garden and spotted something big and dark hiding in a flower.


At first had no idea what it was. I honestly thought something was wrong with that flower. Peek A Boo. It ended up giving me a few striking poses 🙂

Vogue haha.
Maybe I woke him up.

My First Video

I made my first video. It is a collection of my macro photography that I haven’t published on our blog. It also gave me an excuse to post the other love of my life: music. I purchased a new microphone in the winter, an AKG C1000 and played with it until the snow melted. Then I spent the summer behind my camera.