Tag Archives: close-up

You lookin’ at me?

Apparently, tightrope walking is not at all difficult for this little sparrow! Birders often call these songbirds “LBJs” or “little brown jobs” because they can be notoriously difficult to identify (there are more than 50 species in North America alone). … Continue reading

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Up Periscope

“… stickin’ my neck out here…”

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Yertle…

…turtle

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Feel the Warmth!

Sun worshipping…

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Azalea Parts

Up close with an azalea bloom: petal, stamen, anther, stigma, pistil.  

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Pinwheel

Azure Bluet (aka Quaker Lady).  Look for these tiny delicate and colorful blossoms in lawns, clearings, and forest margins throughout spring.  The species name means “sky blue” and the flowers are often that color; but they may be a clear white, or … Continue reading

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Surviving Winter

All of the camellia blooms died off during the frequent ice/winter storms this winter – except this one!

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April Pink

Pink Magnolia Blossom

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Upside Down

Enough said…

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A Wing-check and Cleanup

Finally, after much crawling around, I witness a wing-check by this contortionist. Fascinating, especially watching the beetle ensure the wings are safely tucked back in place. Always wash hands afterwards!

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