Saturday, November 26, 2011

Foto Friday - More Bees

Hello friends,  
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I'm a little late with foto Friday, I'm afraid I have been in a food coma and I highly
suspect that it's our long standing family tradition of homemade egg noodles that did it.
I am thankful for traditions that I get to pass on to my kids and not only are the noodles a
tradition, but a family affair. When we were first married I made the noodles by myself until I was
pregnant and couldn't get close enough to the counter to roll them out! So as tradition has it,
my husband rolls out the dough, I roll the dough up into logs and cut them and the kids then unroll
them and lay them to dry.

In between baking and cooking I did manage to get out and get some photos this week. I
stopped off at a little public garden down our main street where I found hibiscus and roses blooming
their little hearts out, but I have to say there was something else that caught my attention.

Honey bees . . . and as I watched them I thought about how thankful I am for these
amazing flying insects because of their dutiful life that allows me to eat some incredible
fruits and vegetables and for my camera that allowed me to record it. 
I have a feeling, I'll be back again next week . . .

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist.
For man it is to know that and wonder at it.
- Jaques Yves Cousteau

{linked with shoot, edit, submit}

And check it out . . . the pear trees are finally starting to change and drop their leaves!

Then, I went back to check on the Monarch's and crossed my fingers . . . and look what I found!

Monarch caterpillars, and quite a few of them!

Now if only when I go back I can find out where they decided to wait out their transformation!
I have never seen a monarch chrysalis in person.

{linked with Fabulous Friday}
This is butterfly weed, their host plant and boy could he eat!!

{Linked with Photo Art Friday and La-La's Home daycare}

Wishing you continued blessings through the year!

Love, Kim

 Photo Art Friday 



Anonymous said...

Amazing photos Kim, amazing!!!

Have a nice weekend.

Branson said...

So gorgeous! Love the yummy bokeh! I am a big fan of critters pics and these are awesome! Also, thank you so much for the supportive comment on my blog! I really appreciate it!! :)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Wow, wow, wow, Kim . . . your macro shots are incredible. I love family traditions . . . it's a shame I live so far from my family and only have cats as 'kids'. Hhhhmm there must be something I can get the cats to do though. :0)

Connie Smiley said...

Kim, what a treasure trove of beauty, both in words and images. You made me smile with your words, and gasp in awe at your photos!

Pat said...

Wonderful series of photos!

Bonnie said...

Glorious photographs and wonderful thoughts to accompany them. What's better than bees and bokeh?!!

Now I want to know when your coffee table photography book is coming out Kim? I'll be first in line to get one!

So happy you share your work with Photo Art Friday!

Sherri B. said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your photos are a joy to see. The quote is lovely, too!

Kathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kim! I love that shot of the monarch caterpillar bending over the end of the leaf. Just wonderful! So, those egg noodles for do you eat them? With some sort of sauce? I love family traditions.


NatureFootstep said...

so much going on. Fine plants and creatures. And great photography. :)

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Amazing images - so crystal clear, beautiful macros... must have one heck of a lens... smiles. thanks so much for sharing. kareninkenai (PAF)

CraftyHope said...

Wow, just. . .WOW!
Each one of these photos is absolutely spectacular! Beautiful work.

Terrie said...

Very creative PAF entry - I particularly like the bokeh in the leaf image.

deb duty said...

These photos are truly stunning! You have a gift!! Am I remembering correctly that you don't use a macro lens? When you get a chance let me know what lens you used. Every single photo is so beautiful and perfect!

Bethany said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Lori said...

Oh wow how beautiful of caterpillar's!

S.R Style said...

wow so amazing photos !!! love it !
but hate to be allergic to wasps :( but photos is great !!! :)

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