Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

We had a REALLY good view of the eclipse here.

Click on one for a better image.

At totality

Just past


Another 'Pastafarian" held the sacred colander and projected multiple images

While the large arc was created by Fred using a spottong scope. 


The maple tree also created many pin hole camera images on the house & lawn.

It was what frightening to some folks. 

Fred's projection was a hit. You can actually see sunspots. That isn't dirt.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Today's dragons

Go ahead, click on one. You know you want to. 

Eight-spotted skimmer (Libellula forensis) 
Not too hard, It wasn't moving.

Harder. It was.
Rhionaeschna multicolor - Male Blue Eyed Darner


Sunday, July 30, 2017

We took a break and drove up through Eastern Washington and up into Canada last week. 
It was hot there too. 

I found these guys in a bit of an alpine meadow in the Canadian Rockies. Lots of thistles feeding the butterflies, and even some honeybees among other small pollinators. .
Best viewed full size with a click.

I believe these are:                  Painted Lady butterflies, Vanessa cardui




This was there too:
Maybe a small wasp? I'll edit this later when I know.

 I found this by Hat Rock on the Columbia on the way home. 

Here is a closer crop:


When we got home yesterday since I still had the 200mm macro on the camera I took a few of the swallows swallowing while Theresa watered the garden
. Here's one: