With our extremely hot temperatures, I have not been out much for photography lately. But I do manage to make an occasional walk-through of my butterfly garden, right outside my front door and in beautiful bloom right now! During my walk-through yesterday, I did find some pollinators busy at work: I’ve also seen a couple […]
Slept in “late” this morning, after a long evening of photographing the “super-sized”, “blood” moon of the lunar eclipse last night. Wasn’t sure how things would go, as it was pretty cloudy during the day. But Mother Nature smiled down on us and we had a totally clear sky for the eclipse! Hoping to have […]
Late last fall, I began digging and planting a new Butterfly Garden, just outside my front porch at my rural Missouri home. This spring, it still needs some more plants added and some more work, but it is already attracting pollinators, such as this Bumble Bee: Besides a lot of Bumble Bees, a few butterflies […]
When kayaking among the many American Lotus flowers, it is common to find all kinds of nectar-seeking insects enjoying the fruits that lie inside the Lotus blooms. One morning, things fell into place when two Bumble Bees were in flight, about to reach a Lotus flower where a third Bee was already busy collecting nectar: […]
In the cold snap, it’s very easy to get lost thinking spring thoughts! This Bumble Bee was busy feasting on Common Horse Gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum), a common wildflower found on Missouri prairies.