Spring has come to my backyard.
Along the side of the detached cement block garage
the previous owner
planted lots of lilies.
Their leaves begin
huge bushels of green.
The flowers do not bloom
we're in full-fledge summer
thinking of fall.
I went exploring with a new camera.
I'm not into bugs
definitely not spiders.
I became fascinated
these inhabitants of my garden
Now below is an unfriendly pair.
I honestly couldn't tell what they both were
until after I downloaded my pics.
I thought one of them was a spider,
but not wanting to get up close and personal,
I thrust my camera down into the leaves
(on zoom lens of course)
and this is what I got:
My bet is on the spider,
but the other fellow is not going down without a fight.
I wish now that I stayed longer to see what happened.
Well---kinda---spiders do really creep me out!
A mix of spring with a hint of summer ahead
a weed tossed in for more color.
Ain't Mother Nature grand?!"
My new camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7.
It was a late Christmas present.
They were out of them when my husband went to buy me one,
so he gave me cash for it.
However, one day he was shopping and found this one,
so now I'm playing and learning.
It does well with movement,
which with grandchildren and cats
was an important factor in my decision.
Actually, my daughter did the research.
After a long day at school,
I head out with my new toy.
I breathe deeply