Appreciate the little ones…

Ah, the little Skipper butterfly. Too often ignored or considered a moth. If you look closely it’s antenna’s is hooked backward; a trait unique to the Skippers. The antenna on the top (left side) shows this feature. Coincidence that it is feeding on the also underappreciated Dandelion. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Winter puffiness…

Macro view of these Pampas Grasses shows the tiny seeds that soon will be dispersed in the wind. What I see is the fluffy-ness of the seedheads; I wonder if they would make a worthy insulator from winter’s frigid chill inside a coat lining. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Click the image above for more information on the prolific Pampas Grass. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

This stand of grass were blowing in the chilly early winter winds of the upper Midwest Iowa’s Drake University campus. Patience is always a virtue when photographying grasses; they never rest for more than a brief nano-second. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Natural tree skirts…

This tree’s ground “cover” includes purposely planted cool weather Pansies, enhanced with nature’s addition of fallen golden leaves. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Treeskirts are placed around the Evergreen Christmas tree; real or artifical. Here, the Evergreen tree (real) is skirted with a layer of it’s own soft, warm, pine needles and leaves from a few wind blown neighbors. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

This time of year I begin thinking about the tree skirt for around the trunk’s bottom of our Christmas tree. We’re going with a table top tree this year; so I am thinking I might want a tablecloth underneath the tree skirt; a double layer under the tree. The tree skirt actually is used to cover the un-decorative tree stand.

Please follow and like us:

Local wildlife…

In North America, a common wild animal is the Eastern Grey Squirrel. Technically a “rodent”, the Grey Squirrel is considered either a beloved neighbor or an unwelcome rat. I fall into the first group; when I had my own garden I enjoyed watching them dine on spilled birdseed laying under the feeder. CLICK on the image for more information. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Love the thick, furry tail. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Have a HAPPY Halloween…

Nature’s variety in design and patterns always intrigues me, in particular this time of year are the many varied creations under the “squash” or “gourd” category. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Never expected to find a Seahorse carving at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

A native of everywhere…

A common, which means favorite, summer bloom in Chicago is the Coreopsis. Today I learned it’s also Florida’s state wildflower! Plus it’s a native to Missious as well; it certainly gets around! That means coreopsis is my new favorite wildflower because it connects with each of my worlds. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Urban sunshine…

Close up image of backlit Sunflower towards end of it’s lifecyle. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Aging Sunflower backlit by sun in the Roscoe Community Garden in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Roscoe Community Garden is adjacent to Belmont Harbor in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Hooray for the Chicago Park District to open space to community members who seem their own home-grown produce. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Rise and greet the sun….

This blushing Cosmos flower’s name signifies unity, as a whole, as sunlight shines through it’s transparent petals. A metaphor? Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Cosmos is a favorite Daisy variety of gardeners, easily grown from seed each summer. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Incredible design by nature courtesy of God. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us: