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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bugs, Buds, and other Beauty!

a popourri
nature shots!

Apples in our own apple trees:

My yellow hollyhocks with a bee in it:

A Circadia!:

I love the seeds that come on a Queen Ann's Lace
at the end of it's life:

Look closer!
Aren't they marvelous?:

Wonderful sunflowers!:

Side profile of the sunny Sunflower:

Green tomatos in my garden:

I hope you
find some interesting things
in your day today!!


Brian Miller said...

wow. the seeds ar elite a little flufy halo...nice shots...that bee has stuffed himself down in hasnt he...smiles.

Jientje said...

All great photos as usual, but I never noticed the seeds on Queen Ann's lace before. It's stunning!

Berit said...

So many beautiful plants you have in your garden. I really enjoyed seeing these pictures, they are beautiful.

Have a great day:)


Carole Barkett said...

I did find something interesting today those seeds are amazing and your photos awesome

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous pictures, Joan. Your apples looks delicious. Are they eating apples or cooking apples???? I love good eating apples!!! Love seeing the macro of the Queen Anne's Lace... I never noticed all of those little seeds that come to life at the end of its life... Amazing!!!!!

Have a great Sunday.

rainfield61 said...

I love to see those delicious apples.

VaBookworm87 said...

Cool! An apple tree! Our trees drop those prickly gumball things... Very not cool :o/ I wish we had some nice plants and trees!

Cher' Shots said...

Great collection of nature. So have you made any "fried green tomatoes" this year? I made some a couple of days ago and YUM YUM!

RNSANE said...

The Queen Anne's lace is especially lovely..I've never seen its finale so up close and personal!

Wanda..... said...

Your photo of Queen Ann's Lace is just as marvelous as the seed head itself, Joan!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

All lovely, but I am especially enjoying the seeds of the Queen Anne's Lace.

Pearl said...

Ahhh. Fall is coming,isn't it?!


faye said...

Those apples look yummy. Fried green tomatoes
are a favorite.. especially those at the
Whistle Stop in Juliette Georgia... yep it the
movie set cafe.. still in business.

Ginnymo said...

I just love how you get such clear close ups of everything! Beautiful photos!!

CiCi said...

The apples look wonderful. I could reach out and grab one! Your tomatoes are so healthy looking. I guess you win the green thumb award.

Jeanette said...

I never realized how cool the Queen Ann's Lace seeds were! Thanks for that!

Brenda's Arizona said...

I never pictured the Queen Anne's lace being both so ugly and so pretty! L love all your shots!

Far Side of Fifty said...

So are you making apple sauce and freezing pies for the winter? Those apples look great to me! We have lots of green tomatoes too..not a gret summer for them.. I love, love the sunflower photos too! :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Those apples look delicious, I want to reach through the screen and pick one. Great shots of the insects and flowers.

Like you I took tons of photos at our car show too. I had just over 400 photos by the time I left.

Sharon Wagner said...

Wonderful and marvelous for sure.

L. D. said...

You have the best camera in the whole world. Some days I want to just throw mine away, but not until I buy a new one like yours. Copycat Larry. Great beautiful shots.

Ann said...

More beautiful pictures. Loved them.

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