Mating Milkweed Bugs (Lygaeus kalmii) and Eye of the Damsel 5/30/14

Flashback Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – Here are my first blossoms on my heirloom tomatoes. This plant is one of my tigrellas, a small red heirloom with stripes! I love this variety and also have green zebras, Russian plums, and another Russian variety.

May 30, 2012 sigFlashback Thursday, May 30, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and stars my resident male hummingbird in flight at the feeder.

May 30, 2013 sigFriday, May 30, 2014 – Mating insects continue in my garden with the small milkweed bug in the spotlight.  Honeybees like milkweed, too.  I also have a little damselfly.

5:30:14 damsel 1 sig5:30:14 beetles (Lygaeus kalmii) sig5:30:14 damsel face sig“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

5:30:14 damsel  side sig5:30:14 beetles mating 1 sig5:30:14 bee milkweed sig“The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.”
~ Amit Ray

5:30:14 damsel eye sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Bright Bee Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven


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