Black & White & Color Photo Challenge

The bees have been very busy in my backyard this summer! Now I am not sure what to do with this nest.

 

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Black and white photo of a yellow jacket nest

 

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Color photo of the yellow jacket nest

Any suggestions?

Grab your camera or phone and join Linda from Everyone Else has the best titles and Take the “Black and White and Color” photo challenge!

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Roda’s “Critter Connection” Challenge, Day 13

I have gone back to a trip we took to the San Juan Islands and our stay at Friday Harbor to find some critters! I did take these photos while we were there in July, when it was warm and sunny. The only activity in my yard right now is of the slug variety. It really poured yesterday! I did find this one flower blooming near the back of the yard.

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I tried to channel my inner Roda and “Be Still” however the rain started up again and I  never did see anything stirring around this pretty bloom. I will try to keep an eye out (in between football games and the rain) to see if a humming bird might buzz by. In the meantime, please enjoy this bee that was hanging out near the lavender which is all over the San Juan Islands!

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Roda’s “Critter Connection” Challenge, Day 7

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It has been raining in Washington all day and I was really worried about finding a critter to keep this challenge alive. Nothing has been stirring and I was afraid I would have to resort to a shot of my napping cat just to have something to post. So, I went about my day and went rock climbing and baked cupcakes for this month’s baking challenge (post to come soon on that) and I went outside to photograph my cupcakes just to find some light for the pictures. As I was looking around the garden I spotted some bees working over the only flowers left blooming in the yard. I decided to challenge my inner Roda and try to capture the bees at work.

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It was still lightly raining, and there was not a lot of light left, but I took aim anyway!

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In the end I am not Roda! But I did fulfill the challenge for one more day! Hopefully you won’t have to see my cat tomorrow and I will find something moving around out there!