a flies eyes

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It is always a surprise when we look closely and find a flies eyes attached to what we thought was a bees body. Using Batesian mimicry to look like a bee when your really a fly a bee-fly mimic and yellow-jacket mmimic enjoy a sip of nectar from a late blooming sedum plant.

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It is always a surprise and reason to take a closer look at the insects in the garden.

 

finding color

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The clouds weighed on the earth like a weight on this October day yet colors sprang forth to brighten the landscape.

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Just a bit of snow lingers around the thermal features on Firehole drive although the next round is on its way.

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Finding color on a cloudy day where color abounds.

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Hey Daddy-O

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Hey daddy-o what’s up?

Just hanging out enjoying the flowers in the garden.

Daddy Long Legs belong to a family of spiders Pholcidae, commonly known as cellar spiders, daddy long-legs spider, granddaddy long-legs spider, carpenter spider, daddy long-legger, vibrating spider and skull spider, is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Ludwig Carl Christian Koch in 1850. It contains over 1800 species divided in 94 genera.”

Given the huge number of species might explain why we see them running about everywhere in the yard and often in the house all the time.

October Gold

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Mining for a bit of gold on a mid-October afternoon along the Blacktail Plateau. Most of the trees have dropped their golden leaves  yet the grasses glow golden in the afternoon light.

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The clouds come and go but the gold remains along the trail to blacktail creek.

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Like giant gold nuggets the bison roam free in the fields along the plateau.

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A wonderful way to end the day.

Wishing you a fine weekend and perhaps some time outside for a breath of fresh air.