Lucky In Love

Lucky In Love

In the wee hours of a summer morning (9 a.m. for a Lymie), I scour the flowerbeds for the impostors, unwelcome beetles who enjoy destroying the bounty intended for bees, butterflies and birds. A common checkered skipper flew up for breakfast on a neighboring salvia....
Peek A Boo!

Peek A Boo!

Hey Chester, don’t chya think your shack is cramping your style? What will the ladies think when you take them back here? Sure, it’s got style. It’s got comfort. It’s got class. But what it doesn’t have, is a decent place to shag. And we all know how much katydids...
When Dying is an Art

When Dying is an Art

An older lady rests on a zinnia as the sun rises. Her grayish fur and tattered wings are a clue to her longevity and provoke the imagination of her many adventures. Bees don’t fear death because the story is not about them. I don’t need to look any further than...
Take a Load off Fanny

Take a Load off Fanny

“Hey lady can you tell me, where a bee might find a bed?” She just grinned and shook her head, “There,” was all she said. Another bumble settled in for the night, this time on a cosmo. I can’t help but be tickled by these creatures! I...
Damsels and Dragons in the Garden, Oh My!

Damsels and Dragons in the Garden, Oh My!

If you plant it, they will come. Finally! I’ve been waiting to see a damselfly or dragonfly in my garden. This is a dameselfly. With all the walking I do with the dogs, I get to see them often throughout the mountains but never carry my big lens with me on a dog...
Lifeguard on Duty

Lifeguard on Duty

In our fountain-pond, we used to have floating flowers so bees and birds could enjoy the water without drowning. Unfortunately, they didn’t hold up to the harshness of the winter or changing temperatures. So now I’m a lifeguard. Every night, I fish out one...

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