Come to the Cone! #flowers #photography

Since we lived in Costa Rica I have been addicted to photographing all things small-those magical wonders so easily passed over and subsequently ill appreciated.

It was a simple thrill for me to photograph small gardens where butterflies fed on the nectar of cone flowers as bees gathered golden treasure to spread from bloom to bloom before returning to the hive in a world where the secret life of insects played out while we went about our own doings, all too often oblivious to such miracles.

I simply had to have cone flowers in my space this season; and although they are in pots, I am nurturing them to welcome all small creatures who come to pay homage to The Cone.

Here are a few of the earliest visitors.

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The Imposter, with false feelers on its wings to fool predators
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The Alien with its metallic like body
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The Doppleganger beetle, looking like a small chic cockroach
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See the intricate design swirls on its back?

Now, if you are waiting on the edge of your seat for the scientific facts about these small wonders, you should relax, sit back and remember that I am merely the eye of the photographer who draws attention to these tiny treasures. I am not an entomologist. But I would like to learn more about these insects. Maybe when I finish taking photos….

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17 thoughts on “Come to the Cone! #flowers #photography

    1. Thanks Dan. I have read snippets of Teagan’s book but my mind has been busy and scattered lately. I hope to catch up soon. I love your photo contributions though! Perfect!

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  1. Gorgeous photos!!! The first one … I first thought it was a bee on the back of a butterfly. Love them all … perhaps I should get some cone flowers! Our sunflowers will bloom something later this summer,, and those always attract bees and hummingbirds.

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