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[31 Mar 2014 | 11 Comments | ]

Honey bees addicted to moving faster and faster,
the smallest amusement park ride
is loud enough to wake the entire garden.


Honey bees addicted to speed

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[25 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Snowing today, but I’m hearing rumors of Spring.
Several insect eggs in a white pine are left to glow
in the sun after hatching.


Several insect eggs in a white pine are left to glow<br />
 in the sun after hatching

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[11 Mar 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

All light and grace, a new-born mantis
unfolds wrinkles in the garden light, exchanging
signals with future prey.


A new-born mantis unfolds wrinkles in the garden light

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Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

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[4 Mar 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

The last light sheds its meager rays
in the lost corners of the world,
unraveling a tiny universe, rousing
the workers from sleep.


The last light sheds its meager rays on an ant<br />
 in the lost corners of the world

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Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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[18 Feb 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

Bees speed through a garden, fracturing
the landscape into colors, bringing news
of flowers too big to be ignored.


Bees speed through a garden, fracturing<br />
 the landscape into colors

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[4 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Chasing phantoms through the garden,
a junkyard imp crosses a delicate bridge
over the abyss.


A junkyard imp crosses a delicate bridge<br />
 over the abyss

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Pale Green weevil | Polydrusus impressifrons

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[28 Jan 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

Hunting elusive shadows, a ghostly intruder
is never too late but always too early,
alone among crowded petals.


A Mantis hunts an Ant among crowded petals.

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Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
Pavement ant | Tetramorium caespitum

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[23 Jan 2014 | 16 Comments | ]

Looking for cab fare, traveling from dawn to dusk,
a lost god falls into a colorful snare.


A lost ant falls into a colorful snare

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Pavement ant | Tetramorium caespitum

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[6 Jan 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Frozen fire lost in winter’s pocket,
punching a complicated path
through windblown snowdrifts.


A bee flies a complicated path

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

Birds, Insects etc. »

[30 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

A few of my favorite posts and images from the past year.
Post links to your own favorite photos from 2013 in the comments.

Capturing Angels:
Pulling the strings of the night, a Jewel spider captures
angels lost in every dark corner.
A Jewel spider<br />
captures angels lost in every dark corner
Jewel spider | Gasteracantha cancriformis


Gangnam Style:
A lightening rod of fury sparks a frenzied
Gangnam Style dance, unfriendly neighbors
in a fevered confusion of wings.
Unfriendly neighbors<br />
in a fevered confusion of wings
Sparrow | Passer domesticus


Tomfoolery:
Watching a daring suitor’s aerial maneuvers,
a firefly anticipates tomfoolery in the afterglow.
A firefly anticipates tomfoolery in the afterglow
Firefly | Photinus pyralis


Burning Out the Day:
A confusion of legs eclipse the sinking sun,
obsolete relics in love, burning out the day.
A confusion of legs eclipse the sinking sun
Crane fly | Tipulidae


A Hint of Heartbreak:
A mantis rules a conquered coneflower,
a sleepless widow bewitched
by a hint of heartbreak.
A mantis rules a conquered coneflower
Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis