Weekly photo challenge: On the move

This week’s challenge is On the Move. Here’s what’s been moving in the trees.

Bee among the peach blossoms.
BUZZIN’ — Honey bee buzzing peach blossoms in April. Faster than my shutter, the motion blur is all his.
Yellow butterfly.
IN FLIGHT – Yellow swallowtail zooms through the Ouachita woods. These big-winged creatures can really speed. Hard to pan and follow.

 

 

 

Other movement you might like:

 

Weekly photo challenge: Fresh

This week’s challenge is all about fresh. The top photo was taken almost fresh out of bed as this butterfly flitted from bloom to bloom. The photo below it represents fresh too, but in a rather dark, macabre and downright “ewwww” kind of way, as nature can be at times. (You may not want to scroll down.)

Yellow and black butterfly.
Yellow swallowtail makes an early morning visit to the hydrangea.
Spider and grasshopper.
This spider somehow wound up impaled on a thorn on one of the citrus plants. The green grasshopper spent a good deal of time on the carcass this morning. By late afternoon, the spider’s body had disappeared.

And other sources of fresh: