Pam J's photos


  • Striped Cucumber Beetles

    ..... doing what Cucumber Beetles do !! There were dozens of them on the False Sunflowers yesterday ! I have not seen any all Summer !

  • Natural 'pinholes' from the leaves in the trees 21-8-2107 Total Eclipse

    We had wonderful clear skies and approximately an 85% totality for the Total Eclipse . This was an attempt to show it differently. Nature's own pinhole cameras. A zillion Eclipses made by the Sun through the trees

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

    Still so very very few butterflies.. but a beautiful gift of extra large Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is wonderful


  • Halictid Bee (Agapostemon texanus)

    A Day Lily fought its belated way through the Lantana and a Halictid Bee graced the stamens to collect the pollen

  • Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)(m) A first for here

    Well.... after next to no butterflies... a "first" and Lifer for here and me today bringing my butterfly species total here to 51. This is a Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) male. Not a pretty background but you take what you can get ... he was t…

  • Bumble Bee ! The first in many weeks !

    Well one is better than none !


  • Finally ! Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)(m)

    Six weeks late and many of his friends short.... but I was so grateful to see him in this butterfly-less Summer. He did not stay long and he would not stay still

  • Ironweed

    Ironweed. I don't see this much here as it normally needs more dampness. That said.. I get occasional stems of it. I love the colour and this was catching shaded morning light. Its a disaster year here. Literally.. no butterflies.... no bees.... nothing.…

  • Trumpet Vine

    When we were going to move here (6 years ago now on the 15th June) I took a Trumpet Vine pod from the vine at the apartments. I managed to grow on 2 vines and one finally flowered a few days ago ! Its looked upon as an invasive in towns.. but out here it…


  • Mimosa Flowers

    Fragile and loved by the Hummingbirds Artwork mine own

  • False Sunflower with Sweat Bee & Lantana

    Today was 100F / 37.7C and a heat index / indice thermique of 117F / 47.2C . I am ready for Winter !

  • Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela)

    A "first" for here. I have had the Carolina Satyr's but this is a first "Little Wood" . They do no sit still ! This now makes 50 butterfly species in this 2 acres


  • Day Lilies 30-5-2017

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY my Dear Friend and SAB PEGGY C for 31st May

  • Orange Day Lily

    One of the few things that grow here and don't get eaten by the gophers !

  • Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

    The False Sunflowers have just started to bloom . They are butterfly food !


  • Eastern Phoebe babies

    These fledged and left the nest later that afternoon. This is NOT taken with a zoom lens ! This required a ladder ! That is NOT blood on the walls ! I live on red Sandstone.. the sandy soil is red and the nest is held together with red mud/sand.

  • Honeysuckle

    A Sweet day for us all on Ipernity.... (artwork mine) EXPLORED !

  • First Ruby Throated Hummingbird of the year 12-4-2017

    Not the best of photos.. but so pleased to see my little squabbling fairies coming back for the Summer ! EXPLORED !


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