Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Secrets

What would be told if rocks could talk?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Elderberry

The Elderberry is blooming with blossom heads
as big as dinner plates. A most beautiful sight.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Darth Vadar Fly ?


Actually....no...it's a...
Black Horse Fly
The male drinks the nectar of flowers.
The female pierces the skin of large mammals
and drinks their blood.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

At Days End

Much needed rain
 arrived today
 in thunderstorm pour
  red sunset over pond
gave delight 
at day's end.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ant Farmers and Aphid Herds

Noticing the ants and aphids on this weed transported me back to school days where we learned that ants 'farm' aphids. The ant 'milks' the aphid by stroking it with it's antenna which in turn causes the aphid to produce honeydew for the ant.