Friday, May 4, 2012

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails or Bugs and Birds.....

I love that title "Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails", but this post has none of those.  Instead it has mostly bugs and a bird with a few floral shots thrown in because it's spring and so many flowers are beginning to bloom and I can't help but take their shots and then show them to you.  Ok, enough said....

Mr. Robin just climbing out of his bath, ready to shake and dry off....

This beauty blooms across the fence in my neighbor's yard....but each Spring they pose right nicely for me.  Added a Kim Klassen texture...and joining with Leanne at


It's funny how many times I don't see these little bugs or insects until I download my pics and voila there they are, just ready to surprise me.

This was not a surprise, I saw these little rose bud eaters and decided this would be my green shot for Alicia's Leap Into Spring challenge.

Another surprise...this looks like it's glowing from within.  Sharing with Misty at Shoot, Edit, Submit..

But no surprise here, these ants hang out all over the peonies, they must be in heaven crawling up and down and all around....

We were blessed with much needed rain last night and the leaves were glistening like diamonds this morning...

Last night after meeting with my girls at church I was on my way to Hobby Lobby and decided to stop at a forest preserve.  I tend to forget that we are only about 25 miles from Lake Michigan, so it always surprises me when I see a sea gull flying above.  The sky was filled with wonderful clouds last night prior to the thunderstorms we had in the middle of the night.

And now after you have seen all these pretty flowers, bugs, birds and green things would you please stop over at my collaborative blog where I am sharing a difficult time in my life at Focusing On Life.   
Hope you have a marvelous weekend planned.

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."  ~  Dolly Parton

Until next time.....


  1. Your last photo really made me stop - it's an amazing capture os bird and sky, beautiful.

  2. These are all amazing and the focus is so perfect on each of them. WOW!

  3. What beautiful pictures ~ every one of them!

  4. Deanna, all of these are wonderful, but truly there are not enough superlatives to describe the last one.
    It is simply perfection, and it is so very, very beautiful.
    Need to enlarge that one my Friend!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Deanna, so beautiful. I caught my breath at the ant in the peony, with it's perfect focus and sunny colors, and that bird in flight is magnificent!

  6. I just kept scrolling through your post thinking, "Oh, this is the best picture!".....until I got to the next one, and the next one. They are all gorgeous!

  7. Oh I just love purple irises. Wonderful job! Thanks for linking up with Flower Art Friday!

  8. That pink flower with the yellow middle does look like it is lit from inside the center. Love your pictures.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  9. Absolutely brilliant photography,and each photo a joy to look at.They are all so good I have'nt any favourites.

  10. Deanna, these shots are amazing! You need to do something with this talent. Have you tried to sell your photos? Is there a venue (coffee shop, etc.) where you can display your art? Do it!

  11. Wow, that one really does look like the center is glowing! How beautiful! You find such loveliness in everything around you!

  12. Wonderful pictures.

  13. Wow Deanna....that gull flying against the clouds is magical!

  14. GORGEOUS set....loved all of them!

  15. Wow! Once again I'm in awe of your photos. Gorgeous captures. I really love the purple petals with the added texture. Thanks so much for joining the Leap into Spring Challenge! I hope you'll join us next week for a chance at some fabulous prizes. Just bring a favorite spring photo!

  16. Okay, so I don't know how on earth I missed this? I swear blogger holds out on me sometimes....

    Deanna, these are all just spectacular, one after the next and you know these just make my boat float! The iris and the ants and OH MY that rose and how it glows, WOW! Congratulations for being picked as a favorite for Shoot, edit, submit - that's how I knew I missed this.


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