Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Bugs, Flowers and Cat Nose's

I'm still having way to much fun with my iphone and my olloclip macro lens! If you want to get a big variety of bugs, grow milkweed plants. My milkweed are blooming now and the flowers are bringing in bugs I've never seen before! It's so interesting! I've always loved bugs since I was a kid.

So here are a few that I have captured so far. I'm leaving out those japanese beetles. Don't like them. They are eating everything! grrrrr

This guy is called Ailanthus Webworm Moth. To the naked eye he doesn't look very moth like. But close up you can see his feathery scales.

Then there are these guys! There are a lot of them especially around the flowers.

This  is called a Six - Spotted Milkweed Bug.

And I've found a few of these guys.

Red Milkweed Beetle

Love these flies.

Not sure what he is called.

And then everyone knows these annoying guys!

Amazing red eyes, don't ya think!?

Ok how about some flowers?!

My Coneflowers are blooming now

 This is a bloom from that tiny clover that grows in your yard!


Here's the inspiration that guy in Switzerland used to invent velcro!

I'm still working on getting a macro shot of one of my cat's eyes. But did get two of my kitties noses!!!

This is Pepper's nose. He's my biggest cat and has the biggest nose! LOL

And this is Jupiter's nose. He has a freckle nose. He also has freckles on his mouth.

Is this not the most fattest chipmunk you have ever seen! I think I'm going to have to take the tray off the bottom of the feeder. The doves and chipmunks are eating up my safflower seed in a matter of a couple of days!

This past Saturday was the Red Barn Primitive Sale in Milan, IL. Here are a few things that I picked up. If you want directions to this once a month sale, just send me a email and I'll be happy to give you directions and times.

Glass jar with old corks, 3 old paint spindles, primitive pig cutting board and little prim light blue stool.

So that's what I've been up to lately. Doing a little sewing here and there. Have a wonderful evening!


  1. Beautiful macro shots Tammy, I especially enjoyed the ones of your kitty's noses, very colorful insects too, I just picked a handful of Janapese beetles and feed them to the chickens, one of their favorite treats. Wonderful primitive finds, hope you are enjoying these first days of summer. Greetings from Maine, Julie.

  2. I didn't even recognize it as a chipmunk. Ha ha. I thought it might be some sort of guina pig. He is so fat:) The macro shots of the bugs are amazing. What pretty colors too. Thanks for the kitty noses. Amazing how things look so differnent close up. -Steph-

  3. Amazing photos! Thanks so much for sharing. Love your prim finds too.