Be careful of the past you hold onto. Embrace the future.
Sweetgum Seed Pod
Aquilegia formosa. Bud stage, Washington USA
Aquilegia formosa. Lower view, Washington USA
Aquilegia formosa. Side view, Washington USA
Crab Spider on Dahlia
This crab spider hasn't likely been on this flower for too long. The crab spider has the ability to change from white to yellow but it takes a few days. You can see a bit of yellow on the abdomen but the rest is still white.
This orchid makes up for its lack of chlorophyll by becoming a parasite of fungi. I find these parasitic plants both fascinating and beautiful. I consider myself lucky when I stumble upon them. This one was found on a trail leading to a waterfall and was in pristine enough condition to warrant a return hike to retrieve the camera.
Bald Faced Hornet with Paper Ball
Bald faced hornet balling wood fibers for use as nesting material.
A Fitting Flower
A bumblebee collecting nectar and pollen from a thimbleberry in the Pacific Northwest.
Macro of an indian Paintbrush (castilleja). These wildflowers stand out amongst the greenery along sunny roadsides in many places I've traveled in the west.
Cradle of Life
A western larch cradles a rain drop
Daddy Long Legs
I didn't notice this spider was missing a leg when I photographed it. Not to worry, the leg will grow back as the spider molts.
The simple beauty of water's interaction with a blade of grass
Some killer all grain bread.
The Eye of a Daisy
Closeup of the birth of a flower.
Northern Red-legged Frog Eye
Rana aurora, Washington USA
Dragonfly on Rock
A red, black and yellow dragon fly sunning on a rock
Metallic Green on Knapweed
A metallic green sweat bee on Russian Knapweed
Salt and Pepper
Himalayan salt and Tellicherry peppercorns
Podabrus tomentosus on leaf
Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona, USA
Grasshopper on black car paint.
Nice butterfy tattoo in there though.
The business end of conivorous plant Drosera binata
sometimes mistaken for an asian longhorned beetle
I love the way the green in the eye ties this one together.
Even insects with six legs find the tripod stable. Likely one of the first flying insects along with dragon flies and damsel flies. The adults have non-functional mouthparts making their lives short.
Mushrooms From Douglas Fir Cone
Two small mushrooms grow from a Douglas fir cone