Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pandora Sphinx

I planted a load of flowers for the butterflies and the food plants including several types of Milkweed, Fennel and Parsley for them to lay their and provide food for the caterpillars. Although I've seen several Monarchs, and lots of Swallowtail varieties I've not had the opportunity to actually photograph any. That changed yesterday with the discovery of not a butterfly but a moth. It's a Pandora Sphinx moth, I managed to get several pictures on a Hosta leaf.

Pandora Sphinx

Eumorpha pandorus

Monday, July 24, 2017

Flowers in the yard

I created what I hope will be a nice butterfly garden earlier this year. I've seen Monarchs laying eggs on a Swamp Milkweed and theres been a Black Swallowtail checking out the Fennel plants so I'm hoping I see caterpillars soon. Heres some of the flowers from the weekend.


Mountain Mint

Cardinal Flower

Solomons Seal

Sunflower Sp.

Dunno Flower?

Saturday, July 22, 2017


This Catalpa tree in the yard has shed all it's beautiful flowers and now its growing the long seed pods. I think it looks good in an IR photo.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hot and humid outside

Its hot and humid so I'm playing with some old pictures, honing my post processing skills.

Sunrise at Bass Harbor Lighthouse

Friday, June 23, 2017


Popped down to Hershey to have lunch with Kelly and afterwards I visited the Gardens to photograph some butterflies and Moths.
Atlas Moth

Great Mormon

Sara Longwing

Tiger Longwing

Monday, June 12, 2017

Infra Red

Nice and sunny this afternoon so I thought I'd do a few Infra Red pictures of the yard.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Acadia Park Loop Road

Regular readers of my blog; yes both of you will know that I love Maine. I didn't make it up last year, this is a picture from a couple of years ago of the Park Loop Road and Boulder Beach. The picture was taken from Otter Ciffs.

Acadia Park Loop Road and Boulder Beach