I was actually out in the garden to look for my pruners. Then I saw something I thought I should get a photo of. That turned into a half hour of shooting close-ups.
I love getting close to the flowers and bugs in the garden.
Every day there's something beautiful happening right under our noses.
Take time to sit and enjoy the garden...close up!
This is a weed called common dayflower. Photos by Doug Oster
A spider among the daylilies.
A beautiful bee in the perennial garden.
A hosta flower about to bloom.
Daddy long legs eats a still quivering honey bee.
A copper colored insect on bamboo.
Allium seed pods.
Some kind of fly in the perennial bed.
Mountain laurel in bloom.
Another type of fly on a coleus.
I love foxglove.
Salvia 'May Night' is a winner in my garden.