The heat was on here today in Northeastern Pennsylvania Temperatures climbed into the upper 80’s. I was hoping heat would bring out the insects so I took a short walk after work with my macro lens.
I enjoy seeing thing through the macro lens, it lets me look into an entire new world. I saw this insect on a windows in my house.
I left my house and walked through my neighborhood looking at flowers, leaves and weeds from a different perspective, such as this poison ivy leaf.
Or these comfrey flowers.
The peony flowers in my mom’s yard always attract ants but they sure lood different up close.
I was surprised, and somewhat alarmed, by the absence of the bees and wasps. There usually are a lot more buzzing around by now. Hopefully they will appear then the rhododendrons bloom in few days. Here is a link to some more photographs I took with my macro lens. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/Macro-walk-May-17-2017-
Although I have a lot of garden work and chores to do I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and visit Lake Irena out at Community park.
I wasn’t the only one with this idea and the park was crowded with families and young children at the playground, folks at the picnic grounds and walkers and fishermen at the lake.
I took a quick walk around the lake noticing that the pink azaleas were just starting to loom up here on the mountain. They were blooming two weeks ago at the lower elevations at the PPL wetlands.
There were also a lot of low and high bush blueberries still flowering as well as an abundance of wild strawberries.
I was hoping to see the osprey or bald eagle again, or at least the looks and ducks that are sometimes seen on the lake but all I saw were two geese and this noisy blue jay.
It was still a great way to spend some time on this hot, summer like afternoon and I am looking to many more days like this in the coming months. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike at the lake. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/Community-park-walk-May-17-2017-
“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”—John Muir