DAILY PHOTOGRAPHS Click on an image to see the rest of the photos in that gallery 7/24 Common VetchFound this growing in a field near home.7/23 Dragonfly On Purple Cone FlowerHe was there quite a long time. Thought he was dead at first.7/22 Glistening LeavesLooks like snow on the leaves. They are very water repellent so after a heavy rain they is how they look--glistening in the light.7/21 Beaten Bouncing BetBeaten down by very heavy rains several times today.7/20 Zinnia Further Growth of the BlossomI think this is the same flower that I took a couple days ago showing the unfolding of more petals.7/19 Red-Spotted Purple ButterflyThis gal landed right near me and I had by D10 and was using it, so all set. This shows the red spots on the under wing.7/18 ZinniaAnother color of zinnia opeining.7/17 California PoppyWe have multiple colors of these beautiful flowers this year. Came as part of a butterfly collection.7/16 LantanaPretty multicolored flowers. Perennials in 8 and 9 zones. Not here, we're only 5.7/15 Horse NettleA close relative of the garden tomato and potato plants.7/14 Balloon FlowerThey sure like their shady spot. Each year it has more and bigger flowers. The buds, just before they open look like balloons.7/13 Red Sumac SeedsFound on a vacant lot down the street from us. They say these seed stalks make a good tea.7/12 ZinniaPlanted a big patch of mixed butterfly friendly flowers this Spring. The zinnias are just starting to bloom.7/12 Red-spotted PurpleJust had to put this extra one in today, although not the quality I like. This beautiful iridescent blue butterfly landed near me as I was taking pictures in the patch of butterfly flowers I planted this Spring. I quickly focused and got this image, although quite small because I only had a normal lens on., and I was about 6 feet away from it. The next shot I tried a little closer didn't work--she too off. I think it's a Swallowtail, a Red-Spotted Purple. Look on the underside of the wing that shows and you can see the orangish-red spots. Gee, I've seen many more butterflies this summer than last year.7/11 Queen Anne And VisitorsThe Queen Anne's Lace are popping up all over now, some with huge umbels of bloom and all populated with some sort of insects.7/10 Blueberries-YummyWe've been surprised that the birds haven't gotten them all. Had a small dish worth tonight.7/9 Miniature DahliaThis is at the Portage Senior Center7/8 Coleus in Church GardenUnusual color. Looked mossy, but weren't.7/7 Common Cinquefoil In Our LawnThese have a weird looking seed--it looks like a funny strawberry.7/6 Coming In For a LandingSome fly or wasp landed on this Queen Annes. Didn't know about it till I saw the image on the computer.7/5 Honeysuckle BerriesAnother favorite of the birds around here.7/4 FireworksAt Birches party. This is a combination of 3 images of different displays.7/3 Old MushroomLooking pretty beaten up, but even more interesting.7/2 ColeusThese are at the Portage Senior Center garden. Love the colors in this one.7/1 Red Cap MushroomWe're living in a rain forest of late, so lots of mushrooms of many different varieties Daily Images December 2017 Images Taken in November 2017 October 2017 Images Images for September 2017 Images for August 2017 Images for July 2017Photographs Taken on Day Designated May & June 2017Daily images taken on the day designated.