Monday, June 27, 2016

small green gardening buddies


you just never know who or what you will
run into in the garden
I found this praying mantis
in the zinnia patch
a few years ago
the mantis seemed
to enjoy the photo shoot,
and so did I


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

wild iris-blue flag


wild iris blooms near the water 
here where I live  
it is one of my favorite wildflowers
I almost missed getting a shot of them
this year
the ones growing in the local pond came
out just before four days of rain,
by the end of that 
they were not so good looking
I did not try to get too close for that reason
the day I took these shots, 
we had a partly cloud sky 
the first shot was taken when the sun was hidden,
the one with the red wing was taken in full sun


we have yellow wild ones, too
I just haven't run across many of them