Meadow Life

When you look at a meadow do you see all the life that is there beyond just the plants? When I search a meadow for inspiration I look to see what might be walking, flying, or sleeping on the flowers and plants that are growing there.

Good Place to Nap

Good Place to Nap

Like this ladybug that I found nestled in a Queen Anne’s Lace flower. He wasn’t overly impressed when I accidentally hit the flower (sorry ladybug). He felt he had to move but in no time he settled back in. I assume that he had found his sleeping arrangements for the night. He does look rather cozy. I’d say he found a good spot, don’t you?

Silverberry Tree berries

Silverberry Tree berries

I noticed that the berries were finally growing on the Silverberry trees as I walked past. I was so excited to see them since I have only ever noticed the tree’s yellow flowers in the spring. Now that I see the fruit I’m wondering if this tree might be the Russian Olive. Man, plants are so hard to figure out.

Bee on Purple Loosestrife

Bee on Purple Loosestrife

I was taking photos of this purple loosestrife with the beautiful late day light behind it when a busy little bee came into frame. He was flying from flower-to-flower eagerly gathering nectar for his hive. Can you spot him?