Category Archives: bugs & critters

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #7: Everyday Moments ~

Every day Jello takes me for a walk. Often we go to an open field where cottontail rabbits abound.  It is common to see them nibbling clover in my front yard and living all over the neighborhood.  Bumblebees have made … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Eye Spy ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns ~ Bugs & Critters ~

Bugs and butterflies have attracted me since my childhood; from their lovely textures and patterns, to their ability to blend-in with their environment. Here are a few from my recent wanderings through fields and meadows.  Other critters also use the … Continue reading

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~ 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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