His Plate Had so Much on it, He Had to Stop and Rest Part Way Through the Meal

Too full, need to rest - Ellie Kennard 2015
Too full, need to rest – Ellie Kennard 2015

Did this bug eat all those petals? Or was it just a landing place for him to rest? In the middle of a garden of daisies that I was photographing in various ways, including blurs, I found this poor tattered flower with the bug resting in the middle. What a voracious appetite that little creature must have had to have consumed all those petals (if indeed he did)!

I suppose the lesson here (if there is one) is that we all bite off more than we can chew at times, but as long as we pace ourselves, resting when we can, we can usually finish the task, eventually.

Joni on Hummingbird Watch


Actually Joni was not on hummingbird watch at all, I was supposed to be. I had set my camera and myself in a good place, hoping to catch the hummingbirds as they hovered amongst the flowers on the hosta. I was sitting quietly in a chair where I knew I would not disturb them and I would get an unobstructed view of the plants and the visitors. It was a peaceful quiet sunny late afternoon. Perfect. I was only worried that I might doze off in the warmth of the sun.

All of a sudden I was jolted out of my peaceful reverie and all the birds flew off in a panic. I felt a frisbee land on my foot. Joni was on frisbee watch! It didn't matter how politely (or sternly) I asked her to go somewhere else, or how many times I threw it for her, she wouldn't leave me or the frisbee alone. The hummingbirds were well and truly gone for the day, frightened of being hit by either a flying frisbee or flying Joni. Sometimes I think that Joni doesn't quite get this photography thing.

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