Ladybug On Grass


beetle, Bug, humor, Photography, Thoughts

This beautiful, brightly colored ladybug wears red to alert others to her Danger (she leaves a bad taste in your mouth.) Remember that, guys, next time you find a pretty lady in red.

June 6, 2012

As Above, So Below


inspiration, Photography, Thoughts

Ever heard the phrase “As above, so below?” I often think of it as the polarity we experience in life. That which exists in the heavens is reflected here on Earth… There are many ways to think of it, yet we need only look to nature for real representations of esoteric concepts.

June 4, 2012

Confused Moth


Bug, Identification, moth, Photography

When I first found this pure white moth resting peacefully on a leaf, I wasn’t quite sure what it was. After lots of searching, I still had no answer. What was the name of this creature? Finally – after a couple days – I figured it out!

June 3, 2012

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly


Bug, butterfly, Identification, Photography

The eye cannot resist following the trail of these iridescent blue and black butterflies.

May 31, 2012

Rosa Multiflora (multi-flower wild rose)


Identification, Photography, pink wildflowers, summer wildflowers, white wildflowers

Rosa multiflora is a wild rose species with small, multiple blooms. This wild rose species has an intoxicating fragrance… I always move in close to drink in the heady perfume. Have you stopped to smell the roses today?

May 30, 2012

How To Identify Wild Rose


edible, Identification, medicinal, Photography, pink wildflowers, summer wildflowers

The cultivated wild rose pictured here is a favorite of gardeners in Illinois, and is often used as a low maintenance ornamental plant. The blooms are about 3″ across with showy, bright petals, and the typical wild rose leaf pattern.

May 29, 2012

Natural Desert Arch


Photography

There is a pressurized salt bed underneath the sandstone that originally helped create this arch and other structures of Arches National Park. Featured here is landscape arch.

May 27, 2012

Hosta Lines


Photography

While hostas do not grow wild here in northern Illinois, they are a favorite amongst gardeners. There are many varieties ranging from small to large with varying shades of green, some of which tolerate shade and others full sun.

May 25, 2012