The day was gorgeously beautiful today. A nice welcomed change from what it has been the past few weeks, cold, gloomy and often drizzly. The sun shined for most of the day and the temperatures were perfect at 50 – 70 degrees. Being that this nice weather would only last a day, (tomorrow going back down to 40*, cold, gloomy and rainy) I heading outside to enjoy the sunshine, many other critters and wildlife seemed to have the same idea.
And yes, living in Texas has its advantages, I can still enjoy lovely greenness and many beautiful flowers at this time of year………don’t be jealous, summer time melts us each year with temperatures going into the hundreds as early as March. Winter weather though, much nicer………well okay, you can be a little jealous, cause I’ll soon be jealous of your cooler weather. For now though, I’m enjoying the weather and making as many people as I possibly can jealous of it……I’m nice that way. tee hee
Here are a few of the nature shots I took today.
This is my favorite shot for today, a couple of honey bees enjoying a sunflower, with one in mid-flight and back legs full of gathered pollen.
A close-up shot of a honey bee gathering pollen.
Lots of insects were out and about enjoying both the weather and the sunflowers, including this wasp and a tiny gnat or something on that petal back there.
A couple of these butterflies were fluttering about from flower to flower. Here is one of them, I just love how their color went so well with these sunflowers.
I just couldn’t be out there with my camera and not take a black and white photo now could I? Nope, so here is another one of a butterfly and sunflower in black and white version.
A Katydid just sitting there enjoying the sunshine while chewing on his right, front foot.
This Great Kiskadee was also out enjoying the day, he just sat there watching me take photos of all the insects on the sunflowers. I’d say he was being creepy, but I was the one taking photos of him. tee hee
And this is the last photo I took before going inside. Just sharing it cause I loved the dark background and the way the sun was hitting the leaves.
This was my enjoyment time for the day. I’ve missed being outside taking photos, now looking forward to the next warm, sunny day.
I hope you all have a lovely week.
Till next time…..