Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Is This The Face Of Evil??!!

Well no, obviously not, unless you are Mrs. B who hates all spiders with a vengeance. Its just the little jumping spider Platycryptus undatus but I think they look so cool close up I never miss a chance to 'get all up in it's face' they say around these parts.

And shot Saturday while the sun was shining, this Leaf Footed Bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus ) just to illustrate how pollen-covered EVERYTHING is.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Live From Virginia Beach With Brooooce

With Mrs B to see Springsteen for her b'day.

Not so bad for an old bugger.

Signs Of Life

Green shoots....
Solomon's Seal, Hounds-tongue, Bee-Balm and Lemon Balm

. Actually had the lawn guy here yesterday though he was cutting more weeds than grass yet but hell what use is lawn grass anyway?
25,000 th page view overnight I guess I'll keep going . Something interesting will eventually turn up again.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Not Live ... But The Pictures Are Better

Pictures from Saturday's visit to Hoffler Creek. It is fun to be able to post pictures the way I did then, as they are taken. But while they really dont look bad on the phone....well they look diabolically bad once you look at them on the 'big screen'

So here are the Henry's Elfin, American Snout and Spring Azure from Saturday so you can see which is actually which.

And updating with the female Tiger Swallowtail shot on the same day. The female has much more blue than the male .

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In The Garden

Clearly not my garden. Norfolk Botanical bright if a little chilly there's not much moving yet but some sun bathing turtles. But the blossoms and the flowering shrubs are beautiful and junior and his chum can run around like mad things.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Still Live

Of course it's a bloody miracle to get ANY decent bug pics from a camera phone and all the rest are on my real camera waiting until I can get them down loaded, sorted, edited and posted some day when the laptop is back in action.
Getting the Henry's Elfin is doubly miraculous considering it's only the size of my thumbnail. A dozen other shots were dumped in order to get that one.
I did miss a great Black Snake shot while I was changing from macro to zoom lens and we actually was 3 snakes out here today.
But just to show what a lovely day it is here's Hoffler in it's low 70s still mosquito free glory.

Live From Hoffler Creek

Henry's Elfin one of many species seen this morning . Others include Spring Azure, Mourning Cloak, Snout and Tiger Swallowtail