Variegated Fritillary ( Euptoieta claudia ) -
1st of this year -2021-
Usually land on a flower and stay put -
Enjoying a feast -
Not this one -
This flutterby went from flower to flower -
Sometimes landing -
At times - not -
Still did my usual 'butterfly hunt mode' -
Don't follow them -
All of them are faster than us -
Observe the flowers they land on -
Plant yourself nearby -
They return -
At times you can get bunches of shots from one butterfly & a flower -
Without moving the camera much -
My camera has the option of totally turning off any sounds -
Though I know of cameras where it can only be turned down -
Have always thought the designer of 'not turning off sound' -
Didn't know the first thing about butterflies, wading birds, etc. -
Shall we hold classes for them ?
23 Sep 2021
Down The Road - NotMyGarden NMG -
Mexican Sunflower Against a Clear North Carolina Sky -
Check The PiPs -
Monarch Butterfly -
The Same One -
The ONLY One -
Thank You For BEING There -
When I Was There !
15 Sep 2021
A Mystery ... no longer ! Celosia -Cockscomb
Down the Road at NotMyGarden-
This plant is about 4 to 5 ft tall -
Have never seen this before -
So, can't give you any information about it -
All suggestions - help is appreciated.
Grows in full sun, North Carolina US [ Triad Area ]
Celosia argentea (Celosia Plumosa, Cockscomb, Cockscomb ...
- put a request on Garden.org --- at least 6 people answered !
19 Sep 2021
The White Ash tree ..
- against a North Carolina sky
- of light blue
- with 'white puffy thingys'
- called that by a friend across the pond
- gradually green turns to Fall colors
- except those that rain down to the Earth
- a Wise Peaceful Soul
- we talk daily
15 Sep 2021
The Pollinator ..
A SOLO BEE -
GATHERING POLLEN -
NO IDEA HOW FAR HE WILL FLY -
BACK TO THE HIVE -
A FRIEND IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS -
RAISES BEES -
RANDY SAID, "IF YOU WANT TO COME SEE THE HIVES, LET ME KNOW.
I'LL GIVE YOU THE CORRECT OUTFIT TO WEAR."
IF YOU HAVE EVER SEEN PHOTOS OF BEEKEEPERS IN WHITE -
THAT IS WHAT RANDY WAS TALKING ABOUT -
ONE NEVER WEARS DARK CLOTHING AROUND THE HIVES -
NEXT TIME I'M OVER THAT WAY -
THINK I'LL VISIT THE BEES..
.. the day the world ended for so many souls
.. for others..... it stopped
.. yet to pick up and remember
.. Thank you for your service
.. and for those who paid with their lives
.. words aren't enough
Blessing and prayers for those you loved ..
09 Sep 2021
And all at once,
summer collapsed into Fall.
- Oscar Wilde
09 Sep 2021
Concert above Season Changes ..
Mockingbird at the top of Season-Changing Dogwood leaves -
1 - Clematis - Kardynal Wyszynski
2 - Yakity Yak Flowers ..
False Dragon Head, Obedient plant
3 - Cascade of Dogwood Leaves and berries..
Season changes ..
10 Jun 2016
of Lake Mac -
a wonderful place to visit -
have a picnic -
do absolutely nothing -
listen to leaves rustle -
as a soft breeze -
passes through them -
an occasional splash in the lake -
or one of the resident Mallard families -
viewing this photo, all those memories surround my senses -
May you all have a place to visit that will keep your mind alive, yet peaceful .. even if memories ..
taken in 2016