Thursday, April 16, 2015

Awakening...

Another day of rambling around...and during that time, I managed a few photographs.    Everything is waking up.  Dandelions caught my eye...I did not notice the ants till I was looking through my lens.  (Click photo to expand the view.)
We saw several of these Six-spotted Tiger Beetles.  This photo is cropped...
Not sure what this plant/weed is...but it is here every spring.  When you look close, those little flowers are quite beautiful.
We are seeing daffodils almost anywhere we go.  I did get more photos, but feel this is enough for one post.

We did fish a little bit today, but they are letting water out of the Cecil M. Harden Lake, also called Raccoon Lake.  Anyway, we were fishing in Big Raccoon Creek and it was almost full to the brim.  I caught one Largemouth Bass. 

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I was texting with my daughter last night..Lorelei's aunt.  She now has two cats, Delilah and Daphne.  I ask her what they were doing.  She said that Delilah was killing a toy mouse, and that Daphne was taking out her dry catfood, and dropping it one piece at a time, then stalking it, catching it, and eating it.  I almost started giggling out loud when she told me.


16 comments:

CountryMum said...

Beautiful photos Rose. That beetle is pretty awesome colouring. He is almost iridescent.

Tom said...

The Six-spotted Tiger Beetle has quite the color. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Jacquelineand.... said...

I believe your unidentified plant is naturalised 'carpet bugle'. Raccoon Lake! There is, or used to be, an extensive Amish 'stand' not far from there. The ice cream they sell is scrumptious!

Mildred said...

Pretty photos. That is too cute about the cats. I have one cat who takes his paw and pulls one piece of kibble out at a time to eat!

J Bonafilla said...

Lovely images, Rose. The tiger beetle is an amazing looking chap; such a lovely green colour. It's amazing how the world comes to life again after all the long dead grey of winter. The older I get, and the more winters I live through, the greater that miracle seems to me. Wishing you warm days and sunshine, Bonny

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

we had some kind of beetle in our car the other day - he was neon green i think it was ... the hubby wanted to know what he was? i didn't know but knew he was cool looking. beetles & other creatures get to be the most coolest colors ... way awesome!! ( :

Sandra said...

great shots, each of these, i love that green beetle, excellent macro of it... cats and dogs are so much fun, even reading about them in a text

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Rose, Yes---spring is coming alive all over. In Georgia, all of the trees have 'leafed' --and things are gorgeous down there. Here, we still don't have many leaves on the big trees yet... BUT--we do have flowers... Yeah!

Glad you got some fishing in. Bet that fresh fish tastes good.

We've been out hiking this week and searching for waterfalls. Had a wonderful time.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda Kay said...

The flowers come along in the Spring, and then there are the bugs. I suspect the mosquitos will be arriving soon.

Ginny said...

The beetle is both beautiful and scary.I see the spots! Great dandelion shot, I really like them and do not find them to be weeds. Rather...wildflowers.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

It;s such a lovely time to get out and about and take photos. Love to find bright pretty flowers- weeds or not!

magnoliasntea said...

Hello there! Your photos are really beautiful. I believe your mystery wildflower is the herb called dead nettle. It grows here in Tennessee and is presently blooming. All parts are edible, and it's loaded with iron.
Thank you for stopping by my site. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Your daughter's cats sound like characters!

DeniseinVA said...

A super series here Rose. You got some great shots. The awakening of spring is a wonderful time of the year. I enjoyed reading about the cute antics of your daughter's cats too, very cute :)

Ida said...

Enjoyable post. That Green Beetle was cool.
Funny story about the two cats.

Carletta said...

My yard is full of dandelions right now. I took some photos last evening. When I bent down close I saw all the little ants and tried brushing them away. :)
In summer I always see the green beetle around the wood on my flower bed.
Your plant was correctly named as Dead Nettle. I have it everywhere. I usually take macro shots of it to show the flower. It's a little weedy wonder!

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