Small wonders in the garden

Sometimes colors and interest in the garden are provided by the smallest of creatures. It’s easy to miss these tiny wonders of nature unless you take time to really look at the life that occurs in the tight and smaller spaces of a garden that has never been inundated by herbicides and pesticides. The longer my gardens are in place, the more I find these everyday, but spectacular, creatures. For this post, photos speak louder than words.

A grasshopper breaking out …

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A Black and Yellow Arigope aurantia, aka orb-weaver because of the tell-tale zig-zag design of the web.

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A Black Swallowtail caterpillar eating one of its favorite foods, Queen Anne Lace. The caterpillar is as beautiful as the butterfly.

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3 comments for “Small wonders in the garden

  1. August 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Excellent photos! I have not seen a grasshopper breaking out…wonderful!

  2. August 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Great photos, Joene!

    • joenesgarden
      August 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks, Jean. Thanks, Sage Butterfly.

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