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.
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.
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!
For some, a clematis is just a flower, but for me it is halting beauty, joy of learning, the simple comfort of a shared interest, and a small spark of passion ready to be ignited.
The eye cannot resist following the trail of these iridescent blue and black butterflies.
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?
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.
I love sunsets… it amazes me that the same event can take place every single night of our lives and always look different and new.
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.
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.