Poem for a Butterfly - Amidst droning bees arrived a butterfly turning chants into symphonies
Ride 'em, Flyboy! - BLUE DASHER Pachydiplax longipennis (male) Wind gusts were upwards of 12 mph today, but this little dragonfly held to his perch like a rodeo cowboy!
Sipping Sunshine from the Cosmos - A beautiful mangrove buckeye (Junonia evarete) stops for a drink atop a Cosmos flower during dusk's golden hour.
Heart of California - ORANGE CALIFORNIA POPPY Eschscholzia californica - Orange poppies are so vibrant that they steal your eyes from other flowers around them. It’s as if they self-luminate to shine light right back at the Sun. Such radiant flora!
Lune Trou de la Serrure (Keyhole Moon)
Sweetest Purple - A Gulf Fritillary drinks nectar from a flower on a sweltering late-August afternoon in Baton Rouge, LA.
Rudbeckia! - Of all the hybrid species of Daisies, this is my favorite. The rusty rings around the petals are fetching to the eyes, and the central group of florets look like a chocolate cupcake.
World's Fairy - Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera (male)
Kingdom of Cacti