Thursday, June 12, 2008

So small, yet so mighty

The fierce weather that held onto so much of the country has passed.
The final wave of dramatic skies, the last before we're in the clear.

Raining just a few scattered drops, before they hurriedly roll on.




In the midst of it all, the tiniest pollinators toil.


Scarcely the size of a raindrop himself, this little fly dances from flower to flower.
Dodging the assault.



While I, with my umbrella as my shield, watch.
Wincing at the wetness.


Thanks to Wigger's World for hosting Skywatch Friday each week at his site!

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37 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Love these pictures Nina. It seems such an odd year bug-wise to me. I haven't seen hardly any butterflies or bees. I first thougth it was becasue it had been so cool and rainy. However I can't say that any longer. It is hot as hadies and the sun is scorching.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photography, Nina. I just saw three butterflies today. A Monarch, a Swallowtail and a Cabbage White. These are the first. I only was able to photograph the White.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautifully done, Nina! You have an eye for the great and the small.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Sandy.. you are a natural with nature.
Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week and helping to make it special.

Tom :O)

Petunia said...

Very nice post today!

Petunia's SWF

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

These are all amazing photos... you are obviously very talented at shooting these little critters in the wild... well done!
Mountain Retreat

Sandpiper said...

Very beautiful, as always, Nina!

fishing guy said...

Nina: Very cool how you helped the polinater with their job.

bobbie said...

So very beautiful, as always!

Anemone said...

Very very nice to watch.

Nice weekend.

Voz do meu Coração said...

Very beautiful the photos, I can not feel the smell. Congratulations.

imac said...

Beautiful.



visit my colours of Nature.

Stine ☆ said...

Very beautiful photos! I can almost feel the warm sun and smell the flowers.

Pretty Life Online said...

cool catch for SWF! the twinkling sky seemed to throbs off to one body, timed for a common pulse. Mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Carletta said...

Beautiful and yes Mighty!
Love all the photos.

Ida said...

Lovely post! :)
Beautiful photos.

Champ Townboy said...

Awesome series!!

possumlady said...

Love, love, love the blue-purple of spiderworts! Folks rip them up around here as they are invasive but I let them grow wherever they want to clump.

mon@rch said...

Such a stunning macro shots!

esnorway said...

werry great shot you have many nice pic

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Stunning sky shot and, as usual, most wonderful macros of the works of nature in your area. I'll have to look more closely at my spiderwort to see if it has attracted any tiny pollinators.

Dave Coulter said...

Excellent closeups! Well done :)

Sherry said...

As always, beautiful post!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very beautiful

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Isn't the spiderwort beautiful?

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch for Friday Nina........we also have rain and more rain...it is a strange summer for us and for all the birds and bugs..come and see my bride in the sky..if you already visited then thanks...cheers!!

Mary said...

Wonderful images of both sky and flower! I love the last picture, but most of all the sky.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful!

Chuck Pefley said...

Sunshine after rain is such a welcome relief to the spirt. Nicely done, and your flowers are very fresh and lovely looking. Happy bee working away.

Gary said...

Beautiful shots of nature at its best! Thanks for sharing them.

Gary
(Bodge's Bulletin)

pts said...

beautiful photographs nina!

Kerri said...

Fabulous shots Nina!! I have seen LOTS of butterflies here...but not too many bees!

I wish some of your rain would make it our way :)

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful sky and fascinating little pollinator. MB

Kathiesbirds said...

Nina, I felt like I was there with you looking through your eyes. What a wonderous world with activity and beauty all around us if we only have eyes to see!

John said...

Beautiful photos!

Texas Travelers said...

Beautiful photos as usual.

Have a nice weekend.

There's a party over here.
Come and visit for a while,
Troy

Mary said...

Amazing, isn't it? That those tiny pollenators keep on going? So happy your skies are brighter now, Nina. The weather has taken a toll on most of the country and it's only mid-June. Let's pray for clear skies for those who need them and rain for those losing crops already.