Sitting on my ass taking pictures – Mother Jones – ABOUT MAG 2020

And now for the completion of the flora and fauna in our yard, as photographed without leaving my chair. First is our hummingbird. Technically, this is not a great opportunity, but I was fascinated by the scattered and backlit tail feathers that I have never seen before.

This is a real geranium. I’m sure it’s a specific variety, but I don’t know which one.

Here is a very small spider coming down through our gate. Possibly Phidippus workmani?

Another real geranium. This is Geranium Biokovo, the plant of the year for the 2015 Perennial Plants Association.

This is another one of our bees. I include it because it is a very good and clear image of a bee in flight.

This is a sage of some variety.

Here is a smart little wasp that thought it could hide from me.

Another geranium! This is a Karmina geranium.

And finally, no survey of the local flora and fauna is complete without a picture of the apex predator, the queen of the jungle, Hopper herself. She loves the garden and often hides in the deep plants to take a pleasant nap.

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Paula Fonseca