Category Archives: bugs & critters

~ Raspberry Blossoms and Bombus ~

  Raspberry canes are in bloom and with the warm dry weather are attracting all sorts of pollinators. This Bombus caught my eye and stayed around long enough for me to get my iPhone and snap these shots. Since I … Continue reading

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~ Hornet’s Nest? ~ WPC: Unlikely ~

While walking with Jello on a wooded trail in our neighborhood, I stepped over this strange looking outgrowth. I leaned in closer to take a picture and was soon threatened by one of the hornets that were working the outgrowth. … Continue reading

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~ Familiar Strangers ~ WPC: Out Of This World ~

For this week’s photo challenge I’m digging into my recent and ancient archives for shots I’ve taken with just this sort of theme in mind. So often when I see something in nature it strikes me as “other worldly” – … Continue reading

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~ The Silence of Snales ~ WPC: Silence ~

Living in the moist Pacific Northwest, snails and slugs are everywhere.  Though I consider slugs in my gardens a pest, finding snails in the wild is a treat. These photos of two different snails of the same species, were taken … Continue reading

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~ Sand Circles ~ WPC: Rounded ~

  Patterns in ocean sand have always piqued my curiosity.   When the wind blows at Long Beach WA, dune grass is stirred.  The tips tap against the ever-shifting sands – creating a pattern – forever in flux. Fellow WordPress … Continue reading

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~ Back of Things ~ Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge ~

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~ Hidden ~ Cee’s Just For Fun Challenge ~

While walking the trail to the beach, I was chasing after red Damselflies that were everywhere — but kept moving out of camera shot quickly.  When I saw a stem of dune grass move, I leaned down to see what … Continue reading

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