What a week this was; too busy at work to even take a deep breath. On top of that, computer issues kept me from posting. So now it is Saturday and I have a chance to take a deep breath or two (in spite of working 4 hours earlier today), my computer is doing just fine, and I got a chance to get outside and take a few more photos. Time to compose a post!
I admit it; I am in love with lilies. I love their texture, their parts, their sensual shapes, the insects they attract, the way raindrops and dewdrops cling to their petals, their rich colors, their delicate colors, their beginnings, their ends. If you don’t like lilies, go ahead and stop now or be brave -- see if you are able to resist these lilies ...
Green and pink buds with a newly opened pink lily. These pink lilies seem to emit a soft, warm glow.
Velvety brown anthers cupped in a yellow petal
A choir of anthers surround the creamy stigma of this blood red lily.
The green grasshopper nymph contrasts sharply with the red of the lily.
This little guy was very sensitive to the autofocus mechanism of my camera. I chased it slowly around the lily while trying to focus on it instead the petal. I finally did get a couple of good shots, though.
It has white bands on its dark antennae.