Hodgepodge Nature

Sharing a hodgepodge of nature photo's from my travels. 

 Seen one day on the hummer feeder and they haven't been back since. I had never seen this before. 

 This is nowhere near in focus I was too far away, but I thought the design was so pretty. 

 dew on the rose bush leaves.

 I thought this one looked like frost. 

Remember a few weeks ago I shared a post with an UGLY bug in it.  Well this week when I was out and about I came across another one and this one looked more grown up.  I had one lady respond on the above referenced post and say she thought it was an assassin bug nymph or young one and another lady said she thought it was a wheel bug.  Well if you google either of them you get images of both  and they look like the same bug to me. Whatever they are......they are one mean looking bug and I didn't even want to get close to it because I had visions of it jumping on me. lol. 



Ahhh this is much nicer to look at......even if it is just a burdock flower.

Linking with NATURE NOTES.

Comments

TexWisGirl said…
pretty neat bug. we get them here but i didn't know the name of them. :)

love the draped web and the rose leaf dew.
Linda W. said…
Nice collection of photos - and that is one ugly bug!
All wonderful photos, Felicia! I really like that large spider web photo. The ugly bug, not so much---lol! :)
Mascha said…
Beautiful! Spiders are the really artists...
MitchyLR said…
They are all beautiful shots. I'm fascinated by that bug, I've not seen one like that before.
Rajesh said…
Beautiful images. Very nice variety.
bettyl-NZ said…
That is truly an ugly bug! But the rest of your photos are just lovely!
Pamela Gordon said…
Wow, these are fantastic photos. I love the dew drops on the leaves....so pretty looking. That bug is really weird looking and I'd be afraid of it jumping on me too!!
Leora said…
Lovely wet ones. Good for you for finding more about the ugly bug.

I really enjoy your burdock - I love seeing nature like that.
PerthDailyPhoto said…
Gorgeous pic of the burdock flower Felicia, looks like a Scottish thistle. Man that bug is horrible, don't blame you for not getting too close, thank goodness for the long lens :) You captured the spider web beautifully, I've never had much luck with webs.. will keep trying!
Marie said…
Fantastic shots! Love the dew on the flowers, especially that rose leaf. All of the flowers are so beautiful, and your shots are "picture perfect!" That assasin bug is an interesting fellow.

We had a huge problem with bees on our hummingbird feeders the first two years we were here. I had a swarm more than once. At one point, I put sugarwater in a dish for the bees, hoping they would leave the hummingbird feeders alone, but they were all over both in DROVES. When the swarms occurred I stayed inside. I was a little nervous because we have killer bees here. But, they were just swarming, which they do. Eventually most of the bees cleared out and I haven't had any more issues.
Breathtaking said…
Love the dewdrops and web shots, and especially the bug capture.
Rambling Woods said…
Oh what a great selection of nature to share with Nature Notes.. That insect is built like a tank and no doubt is a great predator..Michelle
Primitive Stars said…
Yikes, I agree, mean looking bug, jeepers!!!!!!! Lovely lace web, looks so pretty as does the flowers, Blessings Francine.
Rose said…
Oh, Felicia, this is a great bunch of photos. Really beautiful, except for the bug and it is really ugly! LOL
EG CameraGirl said…
I don't think I've ever seen that kind of bug before. I like the leaves with the water droplets!
Gail Dixon said…
Those bees lined up around the feeder are so cool! Though I'm sure the hummers aren't amused. Great set of photos, Felicia! Especially the spider web!
Tom said…
The spider web and the stink bug on the yellow flowers are my favorites. Great job. Tom The Backroads Traveller
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Brian King said…
Love the dew on the leaves! We have a few small wasps that hang around the hummer feeders and try to get some sugar water. I've never seen that many bees on a feeder like that.
Carver said…
Lovely shots. When I kept a hummer feeder up it was always covered in bees.
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Those photos are amazing! I really like it:)

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Helma said…

A very attractive range of pictures which I had to laugh at the first with all those bees in a row:-) Wonderful are your pictures of the leaves with pearls aside in pictures 3 and 4 as well as photo 7 is great.
This variation blogs you may often post-)