From its behavior I had wondered if this Katydid was munching on some small bugs but don’t see any when I magnify the image.
Perhaps it was wondering how to best attack this star hibiscus for lunch.
He didn’t seem concerned about my presence as I tried some different angles.
This fellow was much shorter and with compact antennae compared to the Long-horned Katydid I found in June.
By water drops
A slightly bedraggled rose, showing off its underside.
Another outstanding Hibiscus, with delicate pinks leading into a burst of magenta.
The side view hides the boldness of the middle.
There was a nice reflection of the water lily and the surrounding foliage, if a bit far out into the pond.
Looking more like an accident than a plan, I had to look closer when I spotted a lone hibiscus rising above the crowd in this border of Impatiens and Salvia.
The size and color combo were amazing.
I hoped in vain that a butterfly, or any insect, would come along to have its picture taken with this gorgeous specimen.
An early bloomer, this thistle was all done with it’s reproduction by the first of June.
And a look at this thistle’s flower in full bloom.
Hydrangea, Day Lilies and a gazebo were reflecting in a small pond on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.