Monday, May 23, 2016

Peony IV

Just a couple more to show you over the next couple of days.  This is similar to the one from last week but you'll notice the center is different.  Again, not sure what this variety is...sorry.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Peony III with fly

This could be a Snow Lotus Xue Lian or White Screen Reflects a Blue Jewel Bai Bi Lan Duan. Who knows.  But really I was going for the fly who was taking a moment to smell the peonies.  I love bug eyes.  So complex!  Below is a blown up version of the guy above.  Notice his compound eye, how large it is.  That's because it's not one large sphere but many, many tiny lens in spherical shape. I can't quite get the definition here.  But these large eyes have a wide range (360 degrees) and can detect and react very quickly to movement.  That's why it's so hard to swat a fly!!!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday at the Feeder

While not an avian critter why not take a walk down the entomology aisle?
Basking in the sun on a beautiful peony on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Peony II

 I dunno.  It could be a Luoyang Red.  For these next few shots I was using my macro lens.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Peony I

Peonies from Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, CT.  So many varieties, over 60 in their catalog!  I'll try to identify some of them over the next couple of days but I can't promise anything except some pretty photos.
 Hubei Blue Hu Lan (Antique Chinese variety)