Female Australian walking stick (extatosoma tiaratum). To avoid predators this docile insect is camouflaged to look like leaves and if threatened, will curl its tail to mimic a scorpion. The one shown here, subject of the last post, is now back in her terrarium happy to munch on eucalyptus leaves.
An Australian walking stick takes a peek at her surroundings while out for a stroll.
The first image is of impressive cactus flowers captured in the morning. The second, a scant few hours later, is of the same flowers that afternoon. What an amazing change in so short a time.
A cosmo, a honey bee and a cucumber beetle. Cosmopollentan 😉 .
Cows grazing on a hill overlooking a rural town (*without* the avian photobombers!)
Autumn changes in a vineyard.
An iris flower is the epitome of temporary. Bright blooms one day. Brown, withered remnants the next.