Faded Glory in the Garden, a Buckeye Butterfly, and a Spotted Cumber Beetle


Oh, I forget to mention I was going to start with an unidentified (or at best tentatively identified) insect.  At first I was certain this was a tarnished plant bug but what look like clear wings on the bottom half of him makes me wonder.


Faded Glory in the garden.  What was a purple coneflower fading away to brown.


A buckeye butterfly enjoying the late season orange sulphurs that self seeded toward the end of summer.




A spotted cucumber beetle making its way on a giant (to him) leaf.


Getting up the nerve to look over the edge of his world.  He had heard the old timers say that it was flat.


Trying to decide if he should go to the next leaf because (again based on what the old timers say) the leaves are always greener on the other side of the plant.


Is he unknowingly lowering himself down into danger or, has he reached the end of his escape route?  Hopefully his bug years age is not equivalent to my human age so there is a chance he will remember that he can fly away.


Thank you for stopping by.


All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

8 thoughts on “Faded Glory in the Garden, a Buckeye Butterfly, and a Spotted Cumber Beetle

  1. Nice shots and humorous commentary. That last shot is worth a thousand words… did the spider capture dinner or not? And I like how in the third shot the orange of the flower is echoed in the wings of the butterfly.

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    • Thank you Eliza. Unfortunately the fate of the spotted cucumber beetle is unknown. As happens all to often I didn’t notice the crab spider until I was editing the photo. Believe me I would have stuck around with my camera had I seen it when taking the photo. My favorite of the buckeye photos is the last one. For some reason the seed head on the left side resonates with me and I like the way the little dried leaf on the right side mimics the butterfly’s wing.

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