......................................................................................................................................................Finding BEAUTY, JOY and CONTENTMENT in my everyday life.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Garden Finds


Flower Wasp


Found this morning, I have never seen an insect like it before.



Miss N (14) shelling a macadamia nut, our neighbour's tree overhangs our backyard.



Grasshoppers are cute when this small!



My favourite of Miss E's recent drawings. She is about to turn 4 and can almost write her name.



Another unusual visitor this week.

Some recent garden photos and joys to share with you.
I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.

Sharing at Our World Tuesday.

42 comments:

Barb said...

Your flower/bug shots are so vivid - makes me yearn for spring. I think Miss E is drawing your zinnias. Good for her to be able to write her name already!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh my goodness. Your Miss E cute by the looks of this. Love what you have shared . Your macros are to say the lease fantastic.

Deanne said...

Great photos, great drawing!

Barb said...

Thank you for sharing these amazing creatures and flowers that you have all around you - I'm so glad you 'see' them!

Ginger Zuck said...

Beautiful shots as usual! Love them all.

Sylvia K said...

Another wonderful post! I love your shots of the flowers and visiting bugs!! I think Miss E just may become an artist! Hope all of you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Reena Walkling said...

Love seeing these wonderful photos ... a bright spot in these winter days!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful colours, the grasshopper and caterpillar are highlights for me.

dandelion67 said...

Visits to your garden are curious.
Mother Earth knows how to surprise us every time we watch.
The miracle of life that we encounter in our every gesture.
The design of the "girl" is beautiful.
Progress in small steps for big joys.
Thanks for the colorful poetry that I put in these your pages.
Days are kind to you.
Best wishes ..
Niki

Seeing Each Day said...

Um - excuse me? Where's my warning email? I'm still recovering from the shock of the frogs the other day! No, actually I'm just joking. I'm fine with it now - because the fact is the awe I feel in looking at how you've taken the photos way outweigh my reaction to the subject itself. Incredible captures of your first and fourth - like, really incredible. And your last one is SO clear - look at all those hairs. I can taste the macadamia flavour in those nuts.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Grossartige Macros, bin beeindruckt...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Linda R said...

I really do enjoy seeing all your lovely photos. These are amazing...

Hugs, Linda

marit´s,,, said...

Beautiful macro pictures.
Nice to see the summer flowers, we need it in winter Norway.
Marit, Norway

geanina said...

Beautiful series as always!! Have a nice day :)

Joop Zand said...

Nice photo's with wonderful colors..... nice done Karen.

Greetings, Joop

" me " said...

waw!

Danelle said...

Wow! These are amazing. I love them all, but especially that little green grasshopper on that big pink flower.

Marion said...

Your macros are incredible, beautiful colors as well. Love the wasp and grasshopper!
Best regards, marion

Ruby said...

Very beautiful macros! Cheers, Ruby

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots, love all of them!Have a great weekend.
Mette

sebi_2569 said...

beautiful photo; and nice blog; bravo. From Romania ,Sebastian

Filip Demuinck said...

Super macro pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Fabricio K. Ramos said...

Fotos realmente maravilhosas. Parabéns.

Juliana said...

Absolutely positively post...
totally summer mood)
thanks for sharing
Have a nice weekend!
xoxo, Juliana

marijke said...

Your photo's are gorgeous Karen.
Have a lovely weekend
Marijke

Jenni C's said...

just love seeing what creatures and flowers live down under...and i especially love the red and green..contrasting colors today..

Gone Country said...

The photos are so beautiful that even the critters look great!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - very good set of macro shots.

I think your mystery insect is an Assassin Bug – it’s a carnivore!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you Stewart, looks like you may be right. Assassin bugs seem to come in a great variety.

Liz said...

Great macros, Karen!
I found myself grabbing one of my trusty wildlife books and thought it was perhaps an Assassin Bug... and then saw that Stewart thought the same.
I love that furry caterpillar. You do have some lovely insects in your yard.
LOVE Miss E's drawing (I have so many treasured drawings in a box).
Have a lovely weekend :)

Marie said...

Your macro photography is AMAZING! The things we pass by so rapidly every day are what we should be stooping down to look at closely so we can savor their beauty and wonder. Thanks for some great shots!

Wenche said...

Its soo beautiful :0)

teca said...

Specially beautiful!!!!

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs and love.

laveta'splace said...

Such amazing little creatures you have; and your photos are just as amazing. I think that little worm had a tooth brush on his back.
Can't wait for more creatures.

MarieHarmony said...

All beautiful! I always enjoy my visits to you, Wonderland to start the week, no better beginning!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

A perfect selection of joyful pictures! I'm proud to be next door to you on Our World!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

VaishVijay said...

Awesome macro, especially I've fallen for that 1st shot!

...melody... said...

Love the details and colors in your pictures! My favorite is the baby grasshopper one...so vibrant! :)

Luna said...

Such a lovely post! Your pics are so beautiful!

R1 said...

Stunning macro shots...how i wish i could take photos as lovely as these set you have here. two thumbs up!

-r1-

Valerie said...

What breathtaking macro shots. You have a keen eye! Thank you so much for sharing these spectacular examples of God's creation.

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