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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blue Macro Mandarin Orange Mellow Yellow Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Monday!   I'm linking today with the following memes-

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik

Monday Mellow Yellows hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I hope you are not tired of my quilt photos from the local county fair, none of which are mine, because here are a couple more-

A new native wildflower is blooming, Gilia capitata-

The only butterfly I seem to be able to get close to this year, I think a Woodland Skipper, so friendly-



And the caterpillar of a Cinnabar moth-
or cameras are macro

-Hannah

44 comments:

  1. Wow! Stunning collection of photos. Beautiful, creative quilt patterns and love the detail in the caterpillar.

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for hosting! I was surprised to be able to see the little hairs on the caterpillar, they are not that visible to the naked eye.

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  2. Great series of photos! Especially I like the caterpillar. So much details! Great!

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    1. Thanks, Lonett. I let the tansy ragwort grow so I can host lots of the cute caterpillars. I just wish the Cinnabar moths would stick around to let me photograph them, they are very beautiful but also very shy.

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  3. Beautiful photos. I love the caterpillar!

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla! I really like their color and stripes. 3 years ago I had enormous numbers of them, but not so many since.

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  4. Beautiful quilts, especially the one with the star - great color combination.
    Lovely nature photos, too. Gilia capitata is new to me - very pretty wildflower.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  5. Thanks, I had to take so many photos before I got a good one.

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  6. Lovely blues in both beautiful quilts. Great bumble bee looking caterpillar. I've never seen one in such nice detail and color!

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    1. Thanks, LadyD. I really enjoy the caterpillars, they are spectacular.

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  7. Gorgeous capture of that caterpillar!

    Happy Monday.

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    1. Thanks, Sophie, I enjoyed your wonderful Portuguese street of shops at night.

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  8. Wonderful photos, exquisite tones. The pure beauty in these flowers ...!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I'm trying to grow more native flowers in hopes they can take care of themselves.

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  9. How could anyone tire of beautiful blue quilts?


    Happy Blue Monday, Hannah.

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    1. Thanks, Sally, and thanks for hosting!

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  10. Quilts are beautiful and your photography is excellent ~ carol, ^_^

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  11. The quilts are beautiful. Lovely shots of the wildflowers and friends.

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  12. Wow, what pretty quilts! And I love your flowers as well. Just lovely!

    PS - Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! To answer your question, there is hope for egg-eating chickens. Here are a couple posts you should check out on how to break the egg-eating habit (they explain it better than I could!) -
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/02/egg-eating-prevention-and-treatment.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/egg-eating-chickens-how-to-break-habit.html

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    1. Thanks for the comments, and the links for bad chickens. I've thought about the egg-rolling nesting box, I will have to see if I can come up with one.

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  13. fabulous set of pix....my fav is the clown-striped caterpillar ....

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    1. Thanks, Joanne, I feel blessed to have them in my garden every year.

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  14. That caterpillar is amazing! Such beauty. Love the quilts and flowers too!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, I wish I had the time, patience, and expertise to make such beautiful quilts.

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  15. Such beautiful wildflowers, and the caterpillar image is fantastic too! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, and thanks for hosting! I'm hoping the Gilia will like my garden and come back next year.

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  16. Wow, you caught this one (caterpillar) straight up! Have to admit it's a beautiful one.

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    1. Thanks, I especially like their stripes when they roll up into a donut, and they look like a Halloween confection.

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  17. They are so cute, and if disturbed they move their heads back and forth. I had to move them in a really populated year because they would eat all the foliage on the plant and need a new one.

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  18. Thank you for your comment. The plant in my macro is Bull Thistle. You mentioned that you had difficulty growing Eryngium. This article might be helpful. http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Flowers/Perenls/seaholly.htm

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    1. Thanks for commenting. My Eryngium leavenworthii's are starting to lengthen out so hopefully will bloom before too long, I didn't get any germination from E. 'Blue Lace'. Sometimes it's actually the seed though.

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  19. Beautiful pictures, nice design on the quilt!

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  20. I love quilts--they remind me of my mom. Love your flowers and friends, too.

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    1. Thanks, Betty, your New Zealand sunrise is beautiful.

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  21. Glad you put a name to the butterfly because while I like them I do not know many of their names. Beautiful shot. And that's a neat quilt design. And the caterpillar - gorgeous!

    Hazel

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    1. Thank you, Hazel, my biology subjects tended toward ecology and nomenclature. But I didn't get to study insects so I have to use Google to hopefully ID them.

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  22. Great series - all so different ....my favourite is the caterpillar! Thanks for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Thanks, Lorik, I'm not that artistic to use filters and special effects, so I enjoy yours.

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