Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Early Morning Surprise

Painted Lady
Amber Wing
Indigo Bunting
Red-tailed Hawk
Around the house

Resurrection Lily

I saw the moth first and went to get a closeup, only it moved away real strangely. I looked under the leaf and a spider was carrying it for lunch.

Mallow around a pond.

Mother Blackbird trying to get her youngsters to pursue the insect in her beak.

Eastern Goldfinch

A sign of autumn being near, the Goldenrod starts blooming bright yellow.

Wild Onion
Monarch Butterfly


  1. Stunning photos! Came over from Michelle's blog and am glad I did.

  2. Oh my gosh, these pics were outstanding. I love indigo buntings. My uncle used to have dozens at his feeder.

  3. Wonderful photos. I thought the same thing yesterday when I spotted the goldenrod starting to appear along the road

  4. You take the best walks! Thanks for sharing.

  5. It must have been a bit of a shock to discover the spider carrying the moth. You had another good day.

  6. Hi Steve - just lovely .. but so interesting about the spider having its lunch - yet managing to leave its young ... cheers Hilary

  7. I get mother blackbird. It's hard to get your children to eat what you prepare for them. They just want to keep on playing. Forget dinner and a bath, and you got a cranky mess that needs to go to bed now.

  8. What a gorgeous hawk. Hope the little birds saw him too. Nature can be tough. For some critters to live, others have to die. I don't like it.

  9. Lots of good critters. I'm always glad to see what you have in every new post.

  10. It is beautiful in your area of the world! :)

  11. It's always a pleasure to see your photos out on the prairie with its endless variety of beauty! Lovely to see how nature looks after its own!

  12. What a fabulous photo of the red-tailed hawk!


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