This Preying (or praying if you prefer) Mantis seemed to be reprimanding me to be still and quiet. It’s not very nimble but does exhibit a fair amount of patience while prowling for the flies that were landing nearby.
I don’t really know my way around insect identification since plants were more of a fascination to me growing up. But the wonder of creation has always been my fascination and once you embrace a camera, wonder expands.
I captured this fly, or is it a bee, or maybe a wasp, on Rattlesnake Master at the end of July. Its full of wonder. The prairie in full bloom is a array of wonder. I’m inclined to think its a fly. Eventually I’ll sort it all out, but until then I can behold it’s wonder.
Another Friday Friends and Floral
This weeks WPC is Texture. Texture overload is built into this little creation, not to mention the variations provided by the Rattlesnake Master Flower its pollinating. Each segment comes with it’s own sensory appeal. Click for the fuller view!
Do you see the facial profile looking at this fly? Warm weather has lingered this year extending the life of creatures. I took this shot a couple of weeks ago when I was supposed to be finishing the garden clean up.
A light frost had taken its toll on the Zinnia’s and I set about to clean them out. The bees, hover flies and skippers were just having to much fun in the blighted patch, so, I let them go a few more days and took pictures instead.Here’s one of my visitors for Musin with Susan’s Macro Moment -Week 17.
Another Wordless Wednesday