Stepping outside into the blackness I knew I was not alone
I could hear the clicks, buzzing and underlying drone of creatures all around me
I felt the wisps of silken threads brush my body
Only the flash of light from my camera brought them into view
Yesterday my thoughts were of green grass and blue skies and the expansive vistas created on the garden canvas.
Today my focus narrows and I look closer into the heart of the gardens.
I anxiously wait for all that fly and crawl realizing we would not be here were it not for the interconnectedness of life.
Mother Gaia, Father God? Either way a most unusual creature!
Want to know more? Wheel Bug
With honeybee colonies disappearing around the world I am more than happy to welcome pollinators into the garden.
Here a group of, I believe, red-wasps have decided to evoke the right of eminent domain and claim an abandoned birdhouse.
The hornet outside appeared to be busily cleaning the insect on the right while another looked on from below.
Enjoy you day, go out and play!
Coltsfoot – another herald of spring in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Often before the mighty dandelion appears in yards and fields,
the yellow petals of the coltsfoot flower attract insects which have braved freezing nights to bask in the sunshine on this tiny yellow disk.
An introduced species, naive to Europe and Asia, coltsfoot is reputed to have medicinal properties.
For those interested in learning more, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussilago_farfara
Enjoy your day!