These 2 photos are unusual – the first one is a very close up of dragon fly wings. the second is a real close up of a peacock feather. I took a few of each of these two things yesterday, but the light was so flat, I like these two OK…but will try more when the sun is shining some time.
On Sunday, I was walking out to the back yard to empty the cordless vacuum, and needed to bang the filter on something…i went to hit the filter against the tree, and this is what I saw! Look at it close up!!! I took my camera card in the house to upload the photos I took, to make sure things were focused properly, etc. I was inside for about 5 minutes. When I came out, it had crawled all the way out back on top of its “shell.” Its wings looked so cool opening up, it happened a little on one side and then on the other. Its legs would pop out every once in a while too. Then, it moved next to the shell. This whole process took about 20 minutes or less. After this, my folks and I went to see THE HELP (which was awesome) and when we got back, the bug was gone. The shell is still there in the same spot on the tree. The one from the earlier shots is still on the block on the back garage, that has been there since July 30th!