Hope for Bees

As you probably know the bee population has been on the decline for many years.  Some of the causes for this include pesticide use, loss of forage lands and a virus carried by mites which infest colonies. It is estimated that 40% of beekeepers colonies in the US were decimated in one year.  Paul Stamets,…

Portabella Patterns

Once you start looking closely at nature you become accustomed to seeing patterns everywhere.  Really.  Like when cooking with portabella mushrooms.  If you look at the underside of them you find the most intricate and delicate patterns. Take a picture of that and reflect it in all directions and some surprising patterns emerge. This has…

Plumeria Pleasure

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower” — Hans Christian Anderson This is a picture of plumeria flowers. Plumerias are one of the best smelling flowers.  They are used for leis in Hawaii and it is a heavenly experience to wear one.

A Strange Little Leafhopper

It is amazing what you find in your yard if you look really closely and having a closeup lens doesn’t hurt either.  This little immature leaf hopper is about a tenth of an inch.  You need to look and really see what you are looking at.  They don’t move much and become almost invisible unless…

Something of the Marvelous

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous” – Aristotle This quote by Aristotle captures how we feel about nature. It is true on so many levels, in so many ways. Our photography shows you one aspect of nature — its incredible beauty. This was recognized over 2000 years ago and is…