Thursday, August 4, 2011

Getting Up Close to Nature :o)

Alaska does have some interesting butterfly's and bugs.
Many of them I have yet to 
identify.  They are all beautiful and interesting to look at.

Beautiful butterfly's like these two examples.

And strange bugs that are totally unique.
I found this one walking around on my deck.

And this one on my front porch.

Amazing colors and varieties for such a cold place.

Each one has it's own great face!!

Grasshoppers abound in august in the grassy fields.

Tiny bees pollinate the wild flowers.  
I love to take close up photos of bugs.  These tiny creatures are 
overlooked in our everyday lives.  Their beauty amazes me
and its fun to take their photos
and share them 
with you!


  1. Great photos Christine...the butterflies are beautiful and the little red and black armoured "car" is amazing.
    Best wishes from a very wet Northumberland, UK,
    Julie x

  2. Julie from The Cloth Shed, got it right naming the red and black armoured car bug..very interesting! You got some great close ups, thanks for sharing these amazing bugs with us.

  3. I can't believe the bees let you get so close!! Amazing photos!

  4. Dear Christine
    Wow super! Sooo nice your pictures!
    I wish you a happy weekend and send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland. Hugs Yvonne