Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bees, Bugs, and Butterflies

I've been so busy, hardly get time to sit at the computer. I've been digging ground and cutting back some trees most of the day. Now that himself has returned from holidays we've settled back into our usual routine. I have him finishing the painting of the back of the house this past two days. Very muggy and warm which has the mosquitoes quite happy which in turn makes us miserable when outside. Also the deer flies are on the go so if you don't get bitten by one the other is sure to get you.

Loads of people around this past weekend. You could hardly find parking at the few stores we have in the community. It was a beautiful weekend and I hear that the beaches were packed with people. Well, not our beach down the road as it's a little known secret, lol. It's not advertised for the tourists like the other two and that suits me just fine. I had people in for Greek food on Saturday evening, then Sunday we were invited to a barbecue. All in all it was very enjoyable.

So....I did take time to run for the camera this morning when I saw a few visitors.

I haven't a clue what this bug is. The body itself was about an inch long and the photo doesn't really do it justice. Very handsome.





Daddy Long Legs I believe.


I believe this is a Skipper but I'm darned if I can find it in my book.



I saw a White Plume Moth on Wildlife on Wheels blog this morning, then while in the garden I spied this. It looks very much like the picture I saw on Yokes blog. I'm wondering if that's what it is?



And one more flutter.

12 comments:

Tricia said...

Stunning pictures all OC - especially that first bug and the bees!!

Your flutter certainly looks like a skipper but I'm sure someone else with more knowledge will help with the ID better than I can!!

You've had some great visitors!

Stewart said...

Hi Oc, the Skipper is a Samll Skipper ( well over here it is), you have a White Plume moth and the bottom is a moth too, but I'm unsure of the species...

oldcrow61 said...

Thanks Tricia.
Stewart, I looked up Samll Skipper in my book and it's not there. Went through all the pictures again and still no luck. I googled the name you gave and it certainly looks very much like mine.

Ali said...

I don't blame you for keeping your beach a secret! I hope your hubby had a good stay in Spain.

Ali

Pete said...

lovely photos again oc

Cicero Sings said...

Some things you just gotta keep secret!

Nice bug catches ... don't you just hate those biting bugs though?!

Janine said...

That is a very handsome beetle sporting a mighty fine pair of antennae.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

You had some super visitors to your yard! Love the bee close ups, can see that soft BEE FUR~

Ces said...

Most excellent macro photographs! I came here because a certain artist you know, your daughter, sent me an email. I have not been here yet but I am floored by all the vegetation. What a verdant garden and mine, all dried and burnt from the severe heat and abscence of rain. I turned on the sprinklers yesterday and I could hear the plants cry at the first touch of water and I smelled the earth's petrichor.

oldcrow61 said...

Thanks everyone.
Ces, nice to have you visit.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Very lovely insect photos!
What strange weather this year...we had so much rain I think it may have washed some of the mosquitoes away but I'm sure now that I've said this, they will be back with a vengeance!

ShySongbird said...

That was a most enjoyable walk with lots of lovely creatures including a very friendly looking horse :) The butterfly definitely looks like a Small Skipper to me.