Posts Tagged ‘flower’

Photo Friday: To Know a Male

September 21, 2018

Many people still get confused with how to tell a male from a female Monarch butterfly.  All you do is look at the bottom wings.  If there are two black spots along the stripes, it’s a male.  Those spots are for the pheromones.

Male Monarch

First Look Photo: Gathering Pollen

September 5, 2018

It’s that time of the year again where the monarch butterflies gather before the long trek south.

Gathering Pollen

Skeletal Flower

March 23, 2018

Even without the petals the queen anne’s lace is still delicate.

Queen Anne in Winter

First Look Photo: Hay Fever Nightmare

July 12, 2017

Early in the morning, on my way home from work, I stopped at a bench to take a drink, and noticed what looked like a strange mist coming off some weeds.  Upon closer inspection, I discovered it wasn’t a mist, it was pollen being kicked up by the bumble bees landing on them.  Hay fever sufferers beware!

Gathering Pollen 2

First Look Photo: After the Rain

June 7, 2017

Sometimes the best pictures happen right after a rain storm, so don’t put away the camera when it rains.

Rain on Flower

First Look Photo: Shooting Bugles

May 31, 2017

This week I found a flower I’ve never seen.  It was tiny, purple, and clustered.  I did the usual research and found nothing in the books.  I finally found it on the internet.  It’s a flower called a blue bugle, and it grows wild in England and Ireland, but seems to enjoy the atmosphere of Maine.

Common Bugle 1

Photo Friday: A Quiet Place to Sit

May 26, 2017

This scene struck me as peaceful.

Nice Place to Sit

First Look Photo: Spring Flowers

May 17, 2017

Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons, photographically.  It is a time of birth, and new growth, like these tulips.

Tulips 1

Photo Friday: First Bloom

April 14, 2017

This flower is the first one I’ve seen blooming this spring.  This is another great reminder that Spring has finally arrived in Maine.

First Bloom

Photo Friday: Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016

I just finished another section in my photography class, and the assignment was to photograph a still life.  Considering the time of the year, I decided to put an Halloween spin on it.  I think the end product came out to my liking, but I have to admit I had more fun arranging it.

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