Sunday, August 16, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 53

Brad stopped by for breakfast this morning. Lisa is a cantor at her church and performs at the 7.30 and 11.00 a.m. services each Sunday. I think I have mentioned before that she has a beautiful voice. Brad makes his way over to our house when he is not working and we had a lovely get-together. I fixed poached eggs on toast for breakfast and as I have been going through old photographs we spent an hour going through them, and I got a lot of "Mom, you've got to scan these and send them to me." It was a lovely morning. Now we're watching one of our favorite British TV shows, "Time Goes By" while I am posting my Today's Flowers contribution.

I was a bit late today so I am sorry if you have stopped by to see my post and it wasn't here. As Brad was leaving I noticed all the activity on the flower bush by our front step and used the opportunity to practise with my macro lens. I am not too steady and really need a tripod, but the small one I just bought won't hold up the camera so I suppose I should have asked some advice before buying it. Oh well, you live and learn.

I don't know what my flower bush is called, so if someone can identify it for me I would be very grateful.

I was taking a picture of the skipper and didn't notice the other little insect until later, as well camouflaged as he is. He looks like a leaf.



Here's the leaf again and in the last photo there is an echo of a little red spider, at least I think he is a spider. Again I didn't notice him until looking at the photo on the computer and he wasn't in focus.

TODAY’S FLOWER’S is a wonderful meme created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and is managed by Luiz, Laerte Pupo, Valkyrien and me. You can find great flowers and you can share your own by clicking here. The link opens every Sunday at 2.00 p.m. (GMT).


38 comments:

pra said...

Great photos Denise! You have captured all the coloures of the flower and all the small wonderful creatures beautifully!!
Thank you for visiting and following my blog!

Carver said...

I love these shots. A beautiful flower on the bush and also the butterflies and others are an added bonus. I love to see the flurry of activity. I also liked your old photograph below. I stopped by earlier and enjoyed those prior posts and started to comment but my browser was acting up.

Titania said...

Hi Denise, such pretty, soft blue flowers and some visitors which seem to enjoy its beauty as well.

Maria said...

Wonderful macro shots, Denise! The colours are so soft and beautiful. Funny that one sees many details only on the computer! Thank you for sharing!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Nature. Great shots.

Denise said...

Pra, thank you and I enjoy visiting your blog very much.

Carver, I'm glad you enjoyed them and I thank you for coming back and visiting my others posts, especially as you had browser problems.

Titania, thank you, so many little visitors on that bush I think I could have stayed another hour taking photos.

Maria, thank you. I love to see the details on the computer as well. Our eyes take in so much more detail don't they?

Luiz, thank you.

♥aurinkoinen♥ said...

so beautiful flower!
and have a great week too♥

Eve said...

Beautiful Denise! I love that little cammo bug!

MedaM said...

This series of photos is spectgacular. Each photo is just fantastic!

tricia said...

What beautiful flowers and your shots are really great. The contrasting colors are just perfect. I would love to have a macro lens, but I have to reign in my spending for a bit.

Rosamaria said...

Your photos are so nice and delicate, Denise!

Thanks for your visit.Have a grest week!

Denise said...

♥aurinkoinen♥, thank you.

Eve, thanks Eve, such a clever little thing. I almost missed him.

MedamM, thank you.

Tricia, thank you. It took a long time for that macro lens. There was always a more important priority.

Rosamaria, thank you and you are very welcome.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

A two-fer how sweet is that !
Love th color of the flowers, but can't help you on the name without seeing the whole thing.
It's lovely that your son can stop by and eat with you, and poached eggs on toast..aaaah my favorite.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: Those are some nice captures of the butterfly on your neat flower.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A lovely post, Denise! I enjoyed hearing about your visit with your son. I don't see my son often enough. Enjoy every minute.

Those are very lovely photos. I like how you've captured the little skipper; and I can make out the teeny red spider. Macro lenses are wonderful things!

April said...

Beautiful flowers obviously loved by the butterflies and other insects! Interesting "leaf" insect. Wonderful photos!

Race said...

beautiful shots of your lilca blooms and the butterfly!

http://racelyn.com/2009/08/todays-flowers-53-pinkies.html

guild-rez said...

Denise,
I am excited to see your beautiful sunflower picure in you blog header!! I love sunflowers besides so many others.
Your post of TF is beautiful as well.
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.
I am late as well, but it is summer and I enjoy the outdoors.
- Cheers Gisela.

Ebie said...

I love your post Denise. Isn't that just wonderful that Brad can stop by to share breakfast with you? How lovely! Your flowers are just beautiful, bees and butterflies just buzzing with joy and sweetness! Have a great week!

Denise said...

Jo, a kindred spirit with those poached eggs. My favorite too.

Fishing Guy, thank you.

Pat, you're very kind and I will.

April, thank you also.

Race, and you too.

Gisela, thank you for the nice comment on my header and flower post. I would stay outdoors too with this wonderful weather.

Ebie, thank you. It is always fun to visit with our son. You have a great week also.

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very beautiful.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lots of bees and butterflies love today's flowers too Denise. Lovely. A x

Arija said...

Beautiful macros Denise. I did drop by while you were stil sleeping...
I would dearly have liked to share a morning or boached eggs and As Time Goes By with you. Could not think of anything nicer on a Sunday morning.

Napaboaniya APAD said...

Gorgeous shots, butterflies sure are attracted to those pretty flowers :)
Brilliant shots you've captured too!

Tabib said...

Beautiful flowers and insect.
Good macro shots.

Grace and Bradley said...

Lovely photos, there were sure a lot of actions in your garden. Thanks for your nice comments on our pictures.

Regina said...

Beautiful! Another awesome ones!

diane said...

Lovely shots. I'd love a macro but I'd better learn what I have first.

Reader Wil said...

This beautiful flower has a lot of visitors! You showed us a great series of macros! Thanks.

totomai said...

lovely series. loved all of them

nonizamboni said...

Nice macros, Denise! And those little acrobats had me smiling all through your post.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Marvelous post for TODAY'S FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLY!
Abraços minha amiga!

Luiz

Kirigalpoththa said...

Superb!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh my dear friend,
So wonderful to know that Lisa is singing at church, I love music and it would be fabulous to have the opportunity to attend some these events, mainly with Lisa singing!
Congratulations for so beautiful flowers and you are improving every post your talent with photography!
a kiss in your kind heart
Léia

Jama said...

Gorgeous flowers and butterfly!

storyteller said...

What MARVELOUS macro photos of these visitors to your garden. I wish I could help you with the name of the blossom, but I have no clue. Thanks for your visit to Small Reflections yesterday. After being away from the computer all day, I'm doing what I can to catch up today. Hope you have a wonderful week ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Bim said...

A lovely series - I totally adore the shot of the moth and the flower as seen from above. Beautiful!

food with style said...

you take gorgeous pics, i love your blog!