♥ i heart macro ♥ – Bugs!

 I ♥ Macro–The Creepy Crawly Edition!

Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥

This week I’ve captured a couple of our garden residents.

bee in garden flowersIf you look closely, you’ll find a bee in the flowers above and a little white spider in the picture below.

small white spider on a dogwood petal

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Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
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♥ i heart macro ♥ – Clematis

Climbing The Garden Arbor

Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥

center of a clematis

Clematis

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Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
Visit Lori to get links to more great macro shots.

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♥ i heart macro ♥ – Orchid

Green Orchid With White Edging

Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥

My computer has a serious virus and it’s in the shop.  They were unable to remedy the issues, so they have to back everything up, wipe the disc and then reinstall all the programs.  So not happy about this!

I had a couple of weeks worth of macro shots on my computer, but they are not available to me now.  I’m currently using my husband’s computer.  I do have a number of macro shots from early spring that I had saved to his computer and that’s what I’m sharing today.  This orchid macro was taken in the Botanical Building in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

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Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
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♥ i heart macro ♥ – Lichen

Beach Log with Lichen

Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥

My husband and I visited the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge  this week.  My Monday Meanderings post will be about our trip.  But for today, I wanted to share a close up photo I took of a log on the beach there.  It was covered with bright yellow lichen and had a great crusty texture that was fun to photograph, (the texture is even more visible if you click on the picture to enlarge it).

beach log with yellow lichen

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Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
Visit Lori to get links to more great macro shots.

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♥ i heart macro ♥ Red Pepper with Green Stem

Macro in the Kitchen

Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥
There is a lot of beauty and wonder right in your own kitchen.  I grabbed a red pepper out of the fridge for today’s macro shots.

long green curving stem atop a red pepperThis comical, long green stem looks like a periscope and the end reminds me of an eye.  It makes me chuckle.

green stem of a red pepperWhile I was trying to position the pepper, it flipped on its side and I liked that angle, too.

bumpy top of a red pepperThe undulating curves at the base of the stem fascinated me, so I played around in Photoshop with it, emphasizing the curves and making it more abstract.

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Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
Visit Lori to get links to more great macro shots.

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♥ i heart macro ♥ Fern

Fern Frond Unfurling

Its time for another ♥ i heart macro ♥ !
Our house is surrounded by woods on 3 sides, which means an abundance of ferns.  I love their curled tips in the spring.

curled tips of a fern

Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
Visit Lori to get links to more great macro shots.

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♥ i heart macro ♥ Droplets

More Raindrops

Its time for another ♥ i heart macro ♥ !
Last week’s macro shot was of raindrops, too, but I love the way rain beads up on these leaves.  It looks like little jewels.  This bush grows outside of our dining room window and it always looks so lovely after a rainfall.

rain drops on leaves

Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
Visit Lori to get links to more great macro shots.

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♥ i heart macro ♥ Red Leaf

Raindrops

Its time for another ♥ i heart macro ♥ !
I know this is the Pacific Northwest, but we’ve been getting an unusual amount of rain, even for this area.  So, with a bit of a sigh, I decided that I might as well use the rain for my macro shot.

macro photo of a leaf with raindropsThis posting is a day late, but I had an Artisan Home Show at my house on Sunday, so I didn’t have any time to get to my blog till now. I’ll post pictures from the party later this week.

Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
Visit Lori to get links to more great macro shots.

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♥ i heart macro ♥ Tulip

Red Tulip

Looking close up into the center of a tulip.

macro photo of red tulip

Lori of Studio Waterstone  hosts a weekly blog hop of close-up photos.
Visit Lori to get links to more great macro shots.

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

I miss you.

My Mother with me as a baby