Bits and Pieces Green fly on a Sunflower

A multitude of colors

Beauty or revulsion

Inconsistencies in preconceived messages

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Beyond the Veil of Night – part two

Stepping outside into the blackness I knew I was not alone

Oblong-winged Katydid
Oblong-wing Katydid

I could hear the clicks, buzzing and underlying drone of creatures all around me

Common Black Ground Beetle
Common Black Ground Beetle

 

I felt the wisps of silken threads brush my body

Six-spotted Orb Weaver
Six-spotted Orb Weaver

 

Only the flash of light from my camera brought them into view

Brownish-gray Fishing Spider
Brownish-gray Fishing Spider

Beyond the Veil of Darkness

No moonlight illuminated the paths this night

The blackness appeared more intense like that of rich velvet

Yet I knew something waited just beyond

Vinca bud

Their scent was heightened by the their lack of visual beauty

Oriental Lily

I knew what I would find, but I did not know just as the blackness appeared more intense this night, so to were their colors

Turk's Cap Lily

Gerber Daisy

In previous years I’ve ventured out after dark

Please take a moment to see what past forays have revealed

Impending Darkness

Underwing

Just Beyond the Darkness

 

Flowers – A Different Perspective

While walking gardens paths

One by one

Drumstick Allium and Oriental Lily Bud
Drumstick Allium and Oriental Lily Bud

They come into view

Lavender, New Guinea Impatiens and Lobelia
Lavender, New Guinea Impatiens and Lobelia

Tall and stately

Mullein Flowers Verbascum thapsus
Mullein Flowers
Verbascum thapsus

Hidden under leaves

Cucumber Blossoms
Cucumber Blossoms

Mandala from beneath

Cone Flower - Echinacea
Cone Flower blossom

Or feeding venues from above

Cone Flower - Echinacea and the Great Spangled Fritillary
Echinacea and the Great Spangled Fritillary

 

Late – April Garden Walk

Reseeded Hellebore flower
Reseeded Hellebore flower
Daffodil and Hyacinth flowers in front garden
Daffodil and Hyacinth flowers in front garden

 Not only day-to-day

Reseeded Hellebore flowers
Reseeded Hellebore flowers

But moment to moment a garden changes

Dutchman's Breeches after the rain
Dutchman’s Breeches after the rain

A shadow cast, sun rays illuminating

Sumac stand reflected in pond near labyrinth in lower gardens
Sumac stand reflected in pond near labyrinth in lower gardens

Creatures warming on heated rocks

Common Garter Snake
Common Garter Snake

Birds stealth-like movements

Flicker photo taken with Nikon Coolpix P150
Flicker Photo taken with Nikon Coolpix P150

Flowers in bloom

Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip
Red Riding Hood rock garden tulip

Green prevails

Hellebore flower
Hellebore flower

Life is organic – life is change

Siberian Squill - Scilla and Euonymus
Siberian Squill – Scilla and Euonymus

Enjoy every moment

Wood stump sculpture In front flower bed
Wood stump sculpture In front flower bed