5.16.2016

Ladybug


first I spied this lovely leaf
floating in last years grass
though it was small
ten ladybugs could have used it as a boat


then i spied the tiny lady bug
i rarely see them
when i do i feel joy
a treasure has been found
 


 can you see the condensation under the wing?
(above)
 

i had driven to the top of a mountain pass, a long dirt road
got out to explore the area
a wild fire had burned through years ago
 

i enjoyed witnessing how life does eventually return
to a fire zone
 

I watched the little beetle as it wandered about
 

then settle in for a nap
~

the opposite of a ladybug
chamouflage:


never know what one will find along a mountain road

~
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28 comments:

  1. I think we might be seeing a lady bug boat soon! Love this set of photos! Nice bokeh in the background, too. I almost didn't see the deer. Now, I am wondering how often I am looking at an animal, and not seeing it.

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  2. QUE LINDA ...TAN CHIQUITA Y PRECIOSA...
    LOS BAMBIS ME ENCANTAN...AMOROSOS.
    SALUDITOS

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  3. Bonsoir chère amie,

    Tout comme toi, je suis fascinée par ces petites bêtes à bon dieu que sont les coccinelles. J'aime prendre du temps lorsque j'en aperçois une. Tes clichés sont magnifiques...
    Quel bonheur de rencontrer aussi ces deux chevreuils ! Ils t'ont repérée !...

    Je suis désolée en ce moment je n'ai pas beaucoup de temps et je délaisse un peu mon ordinateur... J'espère revenir plus régulièrement très bientôt.

    Gros bisous ❀♡❀

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  4. What wonderful finds.

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  5. You've made a wonderful fairytale with those words and photos! I rarely see lady bugs at high altitude, but lo and behold, last year there was one in my back garden. I just sat and watched it for awhile, welcoming it. Wonderful photos, Tammie. PS It's snowing here - no orchids yet except the one a friend brought me for my birthday.

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  6. Great colour on that ladybug.The deer are quite watchful!

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  7. What a magical, magical day. Heart-balm at its very best. Thank you.

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  8. beautiful photographs. I love ladybugs.. called ladybirds where I grew up.. they have magical wings.

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  9. That's a very photogenic little ladybug!
    Taking a mountain road is always worthwhile.

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  10. The story of the little ladybird (as we call them where I come from!)! I especially love the one where it settles on the perfect oval leaf, matching the shape of its body, to settle in for a nap!
    Two startled deer look up at you and are very well disguised blending into their background!

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  11. Hello,Tammie.
    Such pretty images! Those remind me of my childhood memory. I would play with little beetles, picking up small ones and put on drifting leaves, yes boat leaves!
    Happy spring!

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  12. I like your affectionate narratives about the ladybird, Tammie, and the lovely photos. I didn’t notice the condensation below its wing if you hadn’t turn my attention to that. Wild fires are so devastating but nice to know life is returning.

    Yoko

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  13. Cute looks ladybug with raised wings. :)

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  14. More beauty from your world today :) Lady bugs are always special, even more so in a place where they are rarely found.♥ The deer are so well blended with their surroundings. The magic of nature. ♥♥♥♥

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  15. Fantastic macro photos, Tammie! Ladybugs are so bright and cute - which seems like a weird thing to say about a bug - but they are!

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  16. Glorious macros! What a perfect sign of spring. Ladybugs always make me cheerful (well, not the big orange ones that bite and stink but cute red ones like this!)

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  17. Gorgeous ladybug!!..she is quite a beauty..fantastical macros! And I am bewildered and entranced by the very last shot...what magnificent souls! pure awesomeness!!
    Thanks for this burst of magic
    Have a sparkling evening
    Victoria

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  18. Your photos are truly beautiful!

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  19. sweet photos - so truly you :-)

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  20. thank you so much everyone!!!

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  21. Beautiful shots of the pretty ladybug - they make me feel happy!

    Enjoy your evening,
    Ruby

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  22. Lovely pictures again. I haven't seen many ladybirds, as we call them here, this year. Normally they are very common at this time of year.

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  23. Ladybug journey. How fun was that? Lots! Thanks for sharing your outdoor adventure.

    EAGHL
    http://trigra.blogspot.com

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  24. Cute little ladybug (nyckelpiga in swedish.....) :))

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  25. Lovely post and pics, Tammie!
    My favorite is definitively n° 7, perfect position of miss ladybug on the leaf!
    Enjoy your sunday :)

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  26. Oh thanks for sharing your magical discoveries, each must have been very special to you, I too love ladybirds!

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie