It’s wet, gray and gloomy this week in February. Never the less though, I’m thinking of summer and the return of the delicate flowers and busy honeybees.
I’ve been working on my fine art galleries, and this is one of my newest creations. I photographed this beautiful penstemon (also known as beardtongue) flower in the all-volunteer Master Gardener’s demonstration garden early last summer. The garden is located in Kennewick, WA.
I’ve treated the image with a bold brush stroke texture to enhance the vibrant color and details of the original photo.
This pretty little honeybee is available as a fine art print in my Etsy shop, and you can get there by simply clicking on the image.
Meet Mr. Snakefly. He showed up in my flowerbed of pink dianthus the other day, and very kindly posed for my camera for quite some time. If you see one of these guys in your yard or garden, treat him kindly, as he is one of the “good guys” in the world of bugs. He is predatory in the larvae and in the adult stages, which means he likes to eat aphids and other destructive insects in your garden. Here’s some more interesting information with facts you may not have known about this interesting little creature.
Snakefly hanging out on a pretty pink dianthus flower.
Cute bug (snakefly) on a pink flower petal looking back at you.
Tiny bug (snakefly) peeking out from under a pink dianthus flower petal.
Enjoy the little things in life. Bug on a dianthus flower.
And just look what I discovered yesterday! A cute and very tiny katydid nymph enjoying a moment in the sun. I noticed him sitting on a green tomato leaf in my garden. The poor little guy looks like he’s lost half of an antennae, but that didn’t seem to phase him a bit. He has a very funny and cute way of walking with those gangly (and hairy) legs.