When birds are playing hide-and-seek and generally not in the mood for me (kind of like my kids), I turn the camera on the flowers and insects instead. They are much more cooperative, and the big lens helps me to keep a respectful distance as they dine from flower to flower.
The plants in our small flower garden are there primarily to feed nectar pollinators like bees, moths, butterflies, and hummingbirds. I’m partial to the varieties which require no maintenance and minimal watering, come back year after year, and beautify the front walkway, the vegetable garden, and windows sills. Colors vary from yellow and red to pink and purple.
Tattered and Torn
Pretty In Orange
Dressed To Impress
Long Drink For A Long Tail
The ‘Eyes’ Have It
A Gulf Coast Grass-lover
Not A Butterfly At All
White-tipped Black Moth
Carve out space in your ‘kept’ yard for insects,
particularly moths and butterflies.
I promise — you won’t regret it!