Ant and Acacia
Frozen worlds
Broken dreams
The light within
Mushroom Heaven
urban decay
Hangin' around... takin' it slow
No me first!
NumNum for the TumTum
Here's looking at you...
She sells sea shells
Green Cascade
Indian Lotus Flower
The heart of the matter
Thinking about a nibble
Drops of Jupiter
Orb? spider
Inner Beauty
The Fly
The Beauty Within 3
The Beauty Within 2
Stepping Out
I see you
The Crab Whisperer
Peeper
Jumpin Jiminy!
Red Eyed Tree Frog (captive)
"Puhlese Dahling, No more pictures"
The Beauty Within 4
Yellow Eyed Tree Frog
Male Red Eye Tree Frog
Blue Jeans Poison Dart Frog
Waiting and Wishing....
Tiny mushrooms
Do you want, do you want, do you want to fight with me?
Crimson Patch Butterfly
The Beauty Within
Autumn
The Danger Within (The Beauty Within series)
The Might Within (The Beauty Within Series)
Je t'aime
String of Pearls
Cthulhu
Sleeping Anole
Happy
Driftwood, abstracted
Zebra Spider
This is my flower

Ant and Acacia

Ant on an Acacia Tree. These ants are symbiotic with the Acacia Tree, they protect it from all dangers, whether it be invading plants, insects or mammals such as goats which find the leaves tasty and in return they get a rich nectar and those brown pods are food for the ants larvae. More information can be found on Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudomyrmex_ferruginea

Frozen worlds

Bubbles in the ice after a short thaw.

Broken dreams

Fractured glass on an old truck, auto junkyard.

The light within

Prayer plant leaf.

Mushroom Heaven

All the rain has been good for some things

urban decay

Snail on grafitti, Fort Wetherill State Park.

Hangin' around... takin' it slow

Inchworm on a sunflower, Buttonwoods farm.

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Small fly on sunflower, Buttonwoods Farm

No me first!

NumNum for the TumTum

Damselfly with dinner, Trustom Pond NWR.

Here's looking at you...

Milkweed bug, Trustom Pond NWR, RI

She sells sea shells

Flotsam on the beach, John H. Chafee Refuge, South Kingston, RI

Green Cascade

A portion of a giant palm leaf, Sandals Whitehouse, Westmorland, Jamaica.

Indian Lotus Flower

The Lotus Fower, Nelumbo nucifera, is also known as the Indian Lotus, the Sacred Lotus and the Bean of India. It is an aquatic perenial not related to the water lily or egyptian lily. The seeds of this plant can remain viable and can germinate many years after they have been harvested. The oldest known recorded Nelumbo Nucifera germination was from seeds that were 1300 years old found in a dry lakebed in China and Vietnam. The Lotus is the national flower of both India and Vietnam

The heart of the matter

The glow from a yellow rose.

Thinking about a nibble

A bug Mike found for me this morning.

Drops of Jupiter

Dew on phlox

Orb? spider

Spider on a budding leaf.

Inner Beauty

Most feel that a dandelion is an ugly weed but a peek inside shows something quite different.

The Fly

The Beauty Within 3

Another rainy day with the dwarf Iris

The Beauty Within 2

After a rainy day.

Stepping Out

Fly on a bee balm leaf

I see you

Spider on a peony leaf.

The Crab Whisperer

Ghost Crab with unusual markings, Sandals La Toc Beach.

Peeper

Tiny frog peeping out at us between the leaves, shot at night.

Jumpin Jiminy!

Cricket on a crass stalk at the Great Swamp.

Red Eyed Tree Frog (captive)

Red eyed Tree Frogs are perhaps the most iconic of all the tree frogs of Costa Rica. They sleep all day under leaves and come out at night. Their big orange feet and huge red eyes may serve as warning signals to predators that they are not safe to eat

"Puhlese Dahling, No more pictures"

Red eyed Tree Frogs are perhaps the most iconic of all the tree frogs of Costa Rica. They sleep all day under leaves and come out at night. Their big orange feet and huge red eyes may serve as warning signals to predators that they are not safe to eat (captive)

The Beauty Within 4

The much maligned clover floret

Yellow Eyed Tree Frog

These little frogs are highly endangered and a small population live in the ponds at Hotel Bougainvillea, brought there by a conservationist. Life isn't care free though, there are spiders on the grounds that can make a meal of these little beauties.

Male Red Eye Tree Frog

Small frogs that make lots of noise, they typically are found on leaves over ponds or puddles where they will shake the branches to attract females (along with their "chack" sound) and keep other males away. After the female deposits the eggs on the leaf and the tadpoles develop they will fall into the water below where they have to escape predation by dragonflies, fish and beetles.

Blue Jeans Poison Dart Frog

This tiny frog is also known as the strawberry poison arrow frog. The adults are between 2 and 2.5 cm long (3/4-1 inch). The males are very territorial and patrol it defending it from other mating or calling males, non-breeding males, and of course females, are allowed in. The fights between males can last up to 20 minutes with the males standing on their back legs and wrestling chest to chest. The loser is not killed but retreats from the victors territory.

Waiting and Wishing....

Poisonous Toad (c) holding onto a leaf, Costa Rica

Tiny mushrooms

Tiny mushrooms found in the orchid gardens of Bosque de Paz Ecological Preserve, Costa Rica

Do you want, do you want, do you want to fight with me?

Small fly cleaning the pollen off it's mandibles.

Crimson Patch Butterfly

At our hotel in San Jose a beautiful Crimson Patch Butterfly alit for a few seconds on this pretty flower which I think is a type of Gerba Daisy

The Beauty Within

The pistil of a Christmas Cactus is delicate, made of fine filiments that remind me of spun sugar.

Autumn

Autumn brings falling leaves and lovely little mushrooms

The Danger Within (The Beauty Within series)

Ant on the stamens of a dandelion

The Might Within (The Beauty Within Series)

A mite on the stamen of a grape hyacinth.

Je t'aime

IR conversion of a dandelion.

String of Pearls

Spiderweb in the morning dew

Cthulhu

Patterns in the sand as the tide receeds

Sleeping Anole

Anole asleep on a large leaf.

Happy

A happy little frog in IR

Driftwood, abstracted

Driftwood on a beach in Northern California.

Zebra Spider

Zebra Spider on a Hydrangea leaf

This is my flower

Ailanthus webworm moth on its namestake plant (Ailanthus)