Yard Miscellany

Back in early May when the doctor told me I was in early Alzheimer’s she didn’t tell me about the side effects of it. Side effects like nausea, dizziness, bad taste in my mouth, lack of appetite and forgetting a word now and then. I was frustrated this morning and decided to go on a loop walk of the backyard to see what I could find before it got to hot.

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A small bug on a hosta bud


and a shed cicada skin.

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A snout butterfly’s long “snout” is actually the long labial mouth parts on both sides of its proboscis.


The amberwing dragonfly apparently couldn’t get out of the spiderweb.

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Immature milkweed bugs stayed together on a lily leaf.

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This undoubtedly is the cutest little grasshopper I’ve ever seen.

Needless to say, I’ll be glad when the weather cools and I can be outside more.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Love the Immature milkweed bug formation!


  2. I echo the previous comment, such a beautiful pattern. So sorry about the horrible side effects, I didn’t know that could happen. You still take wonderful photographs.


  3. I hope the side effects and hot weather both subside so you can spend more time outside. Nature is very healing, I’ve found.


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