I’ve been pretty busy lately, and I haven’t gone as far afoot as I might like, but geez, there’s still plenty going on within sight of the house. There’s the brown-eyed susan update, for one:
Two days later. Someone’s been chomping on a petal. This shot reminds me of a six-year old who’s just lost her two front teeth, but gives you just as big a grin as ever.
One day later and our six-year old is a lanky adolescent.
Little sis, the next one up, gazes up with envy at her glamorous sister.
Plenty more where that came from.
Spiderwort buds are really…I don’t know…
…decadent, I think. So floppy! Although the one on the right looks ambitious.
And then they do this:
it’s hard not to develop a passing interest in bugs when you stare into flowers’ naughty bits.
since that’s what the bugs are interested in, too. this here is probably some type of syrphid fly.
An orgy of god-knows-who all is getting down inside the newest, still-coming-up leaves of a milkweed plant:
“who are you lookin’ at?”
nearby, this guy shows off his derriere.
…and a leafhopper causes general amazement. Those colors! Who knew? The nice people at bugguide,net, apparently, who ID’d this for me.
I saw some queen anne’s lace for the first time today:
spiky bracts = a definitive characteristic.
I’ll leave you with a mystery.
who’s this? first person with the right answer gets points!