Garden Finds

My first stop on my neighbourhood walk today was my own backyard. We have loads of stuff growing in the backyard and one of them is my favourite thing to eat – raspberries.

Raspberry

Raspberry

This raspberry bush is one that keeps on giving all summer long. And now that we have quite a few plants there should be plenty to eat in the coming months. Next to one of the raspberry bushes, I found this pretty black butterfly on the dill flowers.

Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly

I wanted to make this photo very soft looking so most of it is blurry except the butterfly’s eyes. 

I only have one interesting photo from my walk today. I took a shot of this rough-looking daisy that caught my eye. You know what didn’t catch my eye – the beetle crawling up onto it. LOL

Beetle on Daisy

Beetle on Daisy

Sometimes I get a little too focused on getting the shot focused and exactly the way I want it that I don’t always notice things crawling onto my subjects. I did eventually notice it for my next shot but I liked this one a little better.

A Bug’s Life

Even though the photos in this post were taken at the same time as the previous post I wanted to separate them from each other. After the discovery of which flower the nutlets belonged to, I continued my walk over to the high school field. Behind the school, on the edges of the meadow, I found this bug resting on a leaf.

Beetle

Beetle

I have scoured my books and the internet but I have not been able to find its name. There are so many different types of insects, millions of them In fact, that I am having no luck finding out what it is.

I did, however, figure out what these little insects were.

Clover Seed Weevils

Clover Seed Weevils

They’re called weevils. And this pair was a little busy making some mini versions of themselves so I moved on.

On one side of the high school track, is a lone tree with silver leaves. There are more trees like it on the other side of the track but this one sits alone amidst some apple trees.

Sliverberry

Silverberry

This late in spring the tree is covered in yellow blooms and walking past you can’t help but notice how strong their scent is. The yellow colour amongst the silver leaves makes the tree pop out from the rest that you can’t help noticing it when you walk by. It’s one of my favourite trees.

Spring Trees

Taking a different route today on my neighbourhood walk (have to keep things fresh and exciting) I came across this beautiful scene.

Blooming Trees

Blooming Trees

The late spring colours are so fresh and full of life after the browns of late winter/early spring.

Further down this path the willow trees were in full bud mode.

Willow Flowers

Willow Flowers

As I continued my walk I crossed over an old bridge and found this little beetle making its way along the top rail. I have no idea what kind of beetle he is but he was motoring along with a purpose.

Beetle Love

Beetle Love

It still amazes me what you can discover even in a suburban area.