Monday, July 19, 2010

Visitors

"Hello! Do you mind if we sit a spell?"


"The sky is blue and the day is warm...."


"....a little sustinance before my flight...."


"And oh! How sweet the nectar!"


The beauty that is provided by the unexpected visitors,
to whom we open all our gardens and hearts.
There is enough for all.


Pax....

36 comments:

Ima Weed said...

Great photos! Miss you when you're gone and love it when you're back.

Silke said...

Beautiful! This morning, as I was watering, I was visited by a brilliantly green lizard and a fat bumble bee. I thought about running in to get my camera, but we just had a moment that remained unrecorded...

Hey, Anne, I'm grabbing my fig tart and heading over to Deb's beer truck to hang out where it's cool. Are you coming?!? Love, Silke

yoborobo said...

Morning, Anne! I love these pics, they are all summer. :) Our big butterflies are here, I need to get a pic of them. Yesterday Pat, Rick and I rescued a big swallowtail from our garage door opener. How he got in there is anyone's guess. At first I thought it was a bird. Anyway, he/she was very happy to be out of our hot garage and back outside. :) Happy Monday to you! xoxo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Ima!

I am glad to pop back in a bit! Too much to do...ACK!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Silke!

I will definitely meet your tart at the truck.
Yes.
I will meet you too! :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey PAm,

I love those big swallowtails! I have seen only one so far and then the type I photographed.I have yet to see a monarch.....I spread lots of milkweed seed last year, so they have plants. So I am waiting...

XXOO!!
Anne

Marilyn said...

Mornin' Anne!!
Love the pics & especially the bunny! We have a baby bunny that dashes in & out of the hosta in the front gardens. Max loves to watch it from the sunroom. He taps the glass & huffs at it. We call it Maxies Bunny!!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Love,
Marilyn

Robbie said...

Pictures are SO great!!! Just puts a smile on your face (ok, on my face!)..thanks for sharing, anne!! I still can't get into the 'charity car' site..makes me feel computer challenged! (I was a programmer for 15 years with EDS!!! Who knew!)..

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey MArilyn,

I have at least *two* baby bunnies. I am not sure really how many. The pic is mama bunny. Baby bunny ran too fast....they are sooooo cute!
Stays in my flowerbed too.
Ah, the good life! :)

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Robbie!

Hey, don't worry about fighting the site; there are some major loading issues there. I don't know if they are having server problems or what. I need to go check that...OY!
Have a great day!

XXOO!!
Anne

*Ulrike* said...

Love the swallowtail on the phlox! The cute lil wabbit! Everything spells sunshine and happiness!
Take Care,
Ulrike

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

It has been so much fun watching the butterflies in the evening....they just float on the thermals from the heat!
And this is DEFINITELY rabbit hill here! I have no idea how many rabbits we have....enough to NOT even try a vegetable plot! LOL!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Silke said...

Well, I'm back! And now I look at your post again, doesn't it seem like you are so sweet and innocent... Nicely played! Nothing about fig leaves mentioned here, is there?!? Wishing you a most delicious day! TSUP! Silke

Janet Ghio said...

Such nice photos! It just makes me feel good to look at them!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Silke.....

:D

We were being very naughty....two naughty children.
What can I say? It's Monday???

TSUP!
XXOO!!
Anne

Ces said...

WHOAAAAA! The macro photography is stunning!

What fig tarts? HAHAHAHA!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi JAnet!

yes, we have those quiet moments in the evening, when it is not too hot to roam with the camera...I love that time!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ces you are NAUGHTY!!!!
You are very naughty!
I'm telling Silke on you.....
(stomps off to rat-fink Ces out)

TSUP!
XXOO!!
Anne

Georgina said...

I see nothing out here as beautiful as in your garden. There was a singing bird warbling away yesterday in our Pinon tree and it was really irritating the Mocking birds...very funny to watch them and listen to their complaints, but this show-off wasn't going anywhere...he knew he had an audience and he was much bigger than the Mocking birds.

I told you are street is like West Side Story, Predominately, White Tail Doves on one side and the Black Grackles on the other and when they cross, oh man, it's war!! LOL Other birdies are tolerated on either side!

Have a great one and keep taking shots at nature...er...of nature! LOL

Love ya,
G

studio lolo said...

magical shots!

I can't get enough nature crammed into one day ;)

I'm glad you have blue skies!!

xoxo
Lolo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Georgina....you are TOOOO funny!!! I should remember your bird encounters and have a warning at the top of the page! LOL!
Have a good one and take care---stay cool!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lolo,

I am the same...I try and wander when the light is good daily to get pictures. Usually early evening provides the best color at this time of year, and more things that fly, flit, buzz and hop! (we have a lot in the hopping department!)
Have a good one!

XXOO!!
Anne

marianne said...

wonderful shots- especially the bee on the thistle! isn't it nice to have the photo option when studio time is sparse? have a great week!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes! I love my camera, and that bee was a surprise!
I was shooting into very bright back light and could barely see---just clicking off frames.
I loaded the photos onto the computer, and AH-HA! There was the bee! :)
Sometimes it just doesn't get better!

XXOO!!
Anne

Robin said...

Great photos Anne! That Bunny could be KJ's "Emily"! Ha-ha!
And I see you have been snapping photos of my "Cousin" again!

The bee shot.....is gorgeous...

And, I am remiss in telling you how lovely your "Acorn" post was. I love that silver piece of yours.....acorns mean a lot to me, too...but these days, they are a painful reminder of my ex.....still, I love them...

Wonderful blog!

Hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

p.s. Word verification: "NONLIT"...yep, that describes me perfectly these days...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Robin!

I guess I thought I had taken word vert off...well, I *did* have it off...have to check that!
Yep, NONLIT pretty well describes me too...OY.
Too much to do, too little energy.
Or maybe I should just say it: LAZY! LOL!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Deborah said...

Beautiful shots, but on to the important matters of the day: You and Ces fighting over Silke's fig tart in the beer truck!!! You are gonna have to clean up this mess. DO NOT smear that on Ces' face!!! ANNE!!! Here, have another gulp of beer, you'll feel calmer!!! Put your fig leaf back on NOW. **kisskiss** Deb

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
Great nature photo's here!
You must spend a lot of time in your garden or you must have such a great garden with all those visitors.
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Anna

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Deb....too much fig tart!
Have been knocked out with a migraine.
Did you send me yours? ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Anna, I hate to admit this but the gardens pretty much take care of themselves and I just wander out with the camera!
I let them work and I get the neat pics! :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your photos immediately calms me down...I have had a hectic busy day but all is well. Simply lovely! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

audrey said...

Beautiful photos, Anne. Oh, the joy that nature provides us!
Glad to see blue skies in your neighborhood. You've had enough storms to deal with!
Keep clicking that camera!!!
♥ audrey

Jan said...

Great photos, Anne. Is that a thistle or is it teasel? Very interesting, what a nice unexpected surprise with the bee in the photo too.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Mary Helen, we have all had hectic busy summers in general, and frankly, need all the calming we can GET!!! :)
At least I do!
Sorry I have not been by...

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

hey Audrey,
Tose blue skies were yesterday! LOL!
Looks like another day of on and off rain--it's okay. I'm staying *IN*!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Jan,

That is a teasel. I cut the ones around the yard, but that is on the south acre where there is a whole clump. They are beautiful...when you don't have to run into them!

XXOO!!
Anne

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