Tagged: macro photos

Chinese Mantis, mantid, praying mantis, macro, photography, canon 100mm, amy amos photography 0

The Mantis. AAAAH!

The reaction people have to insects humors me and baffles me. My kids included! Henry and I are excited when a cool bug shows up. The girls? Horrified. And I don’t know why because we’ve lived in a cabin the woods surrounded by tons of bugs, they’ve grown up with me marveling over insects all the time. Why are they so terrified? It’s definitely not due to lack of exposure or the way they were raised! Rosie says that when she...

Newly hatched monarch butterfly 0

Monarch Photos

We brought in some monarch eggs we found on milkweed leaves, raised them, hatched them, and had so much fun doing it! And then this happened… I was blown away by the beauty. I had no idea the the green part would turn clear. When I was pregnant I often had these vivid dreams where my stomach would become clear like a window and allow me to look in and see the baby. It turns out Monarchs really do that. Wow....

Luna Moth. 2

Luna Moth.

Yesterday I was having a bad morning.  As in, everything possible was going wrong. I went outside on my porch to sulk in a rocking chair and look what fluttered up and landed on the cabin wall right by my head! A gorgeous male luna moth! They’re fairly rare.  I’ve always wanted to see a live one and never have.  They hatch, mate for about 24 hours, then lay their eggs at the base of black walnut trees. They have no...

Spring Photos. 2

Spring Photos.

Things with the house reorganizing are coming along every so slowly doing it mostly by myself. Yesterday I reorganized all the boxes in the POD outside and brought in 95% of the toys.  They’re semi-organized in our old bedroom, the new playroom/office.  I got completely worn out and sore after moving all those boxes.  I’ve been too tired to do any more today! I managed to take the girls outside earlier to check out signs of spring.  We also potted some...

Allergies, Asthma, and Flowers. 3

Allergies, Asthma, and Flowers.

Rosie had an appointment today with the allergy doctor. She’s been complaining about her belly hurting for quite awhile, since early spring of this year.  Finally a couple of months ago we realized she was pointing to her chest area and just calling it her belly. Her lungs hurt, not her stomach. Tyler has asthma and takes an inhaler.  Sometimes he can’t breathe, especially after being outside.  We decided to take Rosie to the allergy doctor to see what was going...

Blast Ended Skrewts, etc. 2

Blast Ended Skrewts, etc.

This little guy has been hanging out on my front porch in the garden bed for a week now.  I love how expressive bugs are when you get up close. Hard to tell from this macro picture, but this is a baby praying mantis just a little larger than my thumbnail.  Rosie and I had so much fun stalking him.     I love the way they cock their heads to stare up at you!  I happened to notice that his eyeballs can...