Thursday, July 30, 2009

Robber Fly

The robber fly is a member of the family Asilidae. They are a fierce predator that use their long legs to capture prey in flight.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Have Been Wondering

where are all the butterflies and this morning an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail appears at the butterfly bush.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

"One Small Step

for man, one giant leap for mankind" - The words of Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong, as he stepped down on the lunar surface, 40 years ago tonight.

Searching through my old collection of photographs, I found this one that I took that night from the TV screen. This was one of those moments in history that you remember for a lifetime.

Friday, July 17, 2009


forsaking sugar water for the nectar of the butterfly bush.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Love is in the Air

A pair of Halloween Pennant dragonflies
at the pond at Jordan's Nursery in Conway.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Water Boys

I enjoyed watching two of our grandchildren, William and Ethan, play in the ocean and in a swimming pool.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Bumblebee on a purple coneflower
Enlarge the photo to see the grains of pollen and the how the bumblebee collects the pollen in the hairs on its hind leg.