Tuesday, December 4, 2012

fallbacks


I wish I could think of something smart or witty or topical to write about but we are closing in on finishing the mountain wall and that's pretty much all on my mind. At least the open house is over now so my days home will be freed up to read or relax or, more probably knowing me, finish up the peach box. I have two posts planned on some of the work we've been doing (the wall and the little castings) but not until it's all finished lest you tire of 'in progress' pics. Well, the little castings are done but I didn't get them photographed yet besides the group shot at the show in my last post.

On to my regular fallback...the yard.


Walking around the yard yesterday I noticed that the yellow jackets were swarming on the morning glory bush, harvesting the nectar I guess. I took several pictures but only these two came out. There were also a few of some other types of wasps and lots of lady bugs too.

Can you see all the yellow jackets? There were at least 8 on this cluster but I guess the other two flew away or are hidden.

This guy was trying to decide if I was a threat or not. Glad he made the right decision.



8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the 2nd shot made me smile! :)

The Bug said...

It's an alien! :)

P.S. I LIKE in progress posts!

Gail said...

Whoa!!! That's one mean looking fellow. Glad they had something sweet to eat.

Life 101 said...

Hey Ellen, it's been much too long since I've visited. Love your work.

Hilary said...

Oh that's a wonderful photo. Be careful out there! :)

Steve Reed said...

Love the close-up! Do you have a macro lens?

Mr. Charleston said...

Nice. BTW, these are paper wasps, not yellow jackets. I learned that when I looked them up as I once took a very similar photo of one on a trumpet vine.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Brave girl.....I wouldn't have done that for sure. Enjoy your free time.
Hugs
SueAnn