Is it me or does it look like this wildflower is sticking its tongue out at me?
I never even noticed the insect until I downloaded the pictures from the camera.
I just liked the black against the orange here.
Rhododendrons (yes, I really know the name of this one!) don't usually catch my eye but the white flower against pink buds grabbed me today.
One of the reasons I like macro photography is I find things I would otherwise miss. I was just trying to get the texture of the hairy little petals on another dime-sized blossom when I saw the smaller than rice-sized grasshopper on this one.
This blossom was smaller than my pinky fingernail.
And finally a nice fat bumble bee landing on uh...a purpley thistley thing.
Welcome to the Solstice!