Phriday Photo Phavorites – Part Two

Last Friday, I decided to start sharing favorite photos.
I hope to share some oldies with my longest friends and share some old stories with my new friends. Enjoy!

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Doors. Why do they fascinate me so? I can’t handle not knowing what’s on the other side.. My mind goes wild with the possibilities! This one was at a Wollersheim Winery.

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I still haven’t IDed this one, however I just love the symmetry of it.

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This is leaf borers in columbine leaves. These work in the same manner as bark borers, however not even close as destructive.


When I first saw these guys, I thought they were hummingbirds, I’m sure you’ll agree there are similarities! I shot video and figured out later these are Humming Bird Moths (Hemaris thysbe). They are sucking on Jewelweed, a cure for poison Ivy! Crush leaves and rub on rash.

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This is a Circumhorizontal Arc or Rainbow Halo. They are supposed to be common here in the Midwest, however this is the first time I’ve seen one.

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Scabiosa. This was my beginning steps of learning macro photography. Macro meaning Reeeeeeallly close-up!

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This is the Kishwaukee River that runs through a favorite, nearby campground.

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Oreo sporting a tiara. Shhh, don’t tell him I posted this!!

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This view is from the Mafolie Hotel in Saint Thomas Virgin Islands… See the cruise ships in the distance? We eloped here!

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This was a shot from our room.

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This is my Brothers dog Raven. Such a cute mug!!

34 thoughts on “Phriday Photo Phavorites – Part Two

  1. They indeed sound and move like a bird ! A rare find that video is 🙂 The borers are so creepy, especially the other detailed post,I got goosebumps ! Loved the photos 😀

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  2. What splendid photos 🙂 Thanks for posting. And Little Monkey is still laughing at Oreo in a Tiara – he isn’t even a Girl! 🙂
    As to doors – there you have it – you can’t “Handle” not knowing what’s on the other side 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing. The doors are really cool! But that’s just because I am enamored by old things, solid things, and anything not made of plastic! But my favorite is the hummingbird moth! That is cool, I’ll have to watch for them this summer.

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    • Haha! You sound like an ‘urban engineer’… Takes one to know one! 😉
      That door is over 150 years old. The red light just pulled me in like a moth.
      Speaking of moths. . I think they emerge a bit later in summer, like August. I’ve never seem them before, I’m on the hunt for them now, they are very unique to me!

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  5. Great spread here! That moth is bizarre! I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if one flew up on me but they certainly do resemble a hummingbird. Thanks for sharing this video.

    I believe I’ve been around for the rainbow, it’s truly fascinating. Can’t say I’ve ever seen one in the Midwest either!

    Oreo is too cute, I love how his legs are crossed in front there too. He might forgive you for posting once he knows he’s got new fans. Oh and Raven definitely has a cute mug. What is she? Mastiff? Mastiff mix, or Sharpei maybe?

    That looks like the way to go to elope! Gorgeous gorgeous view. Great capture.

    I’m digging your Phriday Phavorites!!

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    • Thanks! Glad you’re enjoying.
      That moth flipped me out when I first saw it. No fear to be around me either.
      Raven is a mastiff, great call. She’s a drooling sweetheart 😜
      I would elope again anyday.. let’s hope I don’t have to! Haha!
      I think there are 4 more phriday installments. . Stay turned!

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      • 😀

        Its lack of fear probably made it all the more scary! Then it’s all wonder once you realize it doesn’t care about you right?

        Ha ha, I’m the winner! 😉 She looks like a sweetie, and I don’t doubt that she drools.

        Well I hope you won’t have to elope again either; you’ll just have to go back and celebrate your anniversaries there!

        Well I’m staying tuned!

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