It was only the beginning. I always stop at the back porch light because it invites a league of visitors. Many are ones I have seen, but occasionally I find a beauty like this Great Leopard Moth, who stuck around for a few days.
Here is another insect party on this sumac bloom. Lots of beetles and a tiny wasp.
As I approached the lake
I looked to see
A tiny Damsel Fly
Was going to join me
On a kayak exploring
Out on the prairie.
Common Green Darner
The first set of bluebirds I showed you a few weeks ago are getting ready to fledge. I left for north central Nebraska to camp for a few days and was worried I might never see them again. They are almost like family when you watch them grow and finally fly away. Mom and Dad both were buzzing my friend Dawn while she held the nest open for me. This one is a cylinder that screws off to view them.
I watched as two types of bees were attracted to this Coneflower bed and enjoyed the buildup of pollen on their legs. They were very small,one under a quarter inch and the other half as small, but pleasant to watch as they enjoyed the day with me.It was going to be an active day with the start kayaking, then swimming and finally fishing.I took my extra boat hoping to find someone to join me, but all were too busy.I found beauty all around, but the best right in the yard.