Sunday, May 10, 2015

tiny things

More gardening planned for today. Banana trees and bougainvillea first on the list.

I started noticing these tiny flowers and bugs this spring. Mostly these are from the grounds of the shop. All these little flowers and bugs are 1/4” or less in size with one or two exceptions.

 ants inside the squash flower

 scarlet pimpernel

 baby praying mantis

 pink flower

this little spider was closer to 1/2”

 this deer pea vetch flower was 1/8”

 the bug on the pea tiny!

 the little dayflower was about 5/8”

little lawnflower also about 1/8”

 yellow wood sorrel (?)

 tiny venus' comb flowers in a cluster

1/8” black medic bloom

coral colored flower


  1. tiny little beauties most would overlook. :)

  2. A whole world in a thimble.

  3. Great pictures, especially with the little bugs. Happy Mother's Day. Take care.

  4. Fabulous! That last picture makes me think of the Scarlet Pimpernel movie - "they seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere! That damned elusive Pimpernel!" :)

  5. Oh man, I am SO glad you have a camera, The tinies are exquisite!

  6. Fun to play with close ups. I try to see it all

  7. Absolutely amazing pictures. We always see more when we look closely.

    Happy Mother's Day

  8. Great little images! Never seen ants collecting in a flower like that - were they setting ambush for the soft bodied or just enjoying sweetness?

  9. I'm pretty sure that the baby praying mantis just mooned me.

    How I wish I could plant a banana tree... *sigh*.

    I will satisfy myself by finding new pots for two grapefruit seedlings. Then, I will live my banana tree planting dreams vicariously through you! ♥

  10. I love the words "scarlet pimpernel."

  11. great shot,,,the "pink flower" was kind'a a lavender, to


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