365 Things That Inspire Me

I also do posts for my clay group, beads-of-clay.org. Twice now, I have posted pictures that I took on walks with my dogs in a park near here, 3 Creeks. I post these as creative inspiration for my fellow artists and jewelry designers. These posts have been so well received that I decided to start a blog with daily inspiration in the form of pictures, quotes and poems. These pictures will be things from my immediate environment that I find inspirational or beautiful; textures, colors, contrasts, animals, unusual things, intriguing things. A daily dose of wonder....

"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, and of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things."

"Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush is afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes."
E.B. Browning

It's all for Joy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sept 12 2010 Bugs

Amid all the mysteries by which we are surrounded nothing is more certain than that we are ever in the presence of an Infinite and Eternal energy from which all things proceed.

-Herbert Spender, scientist

Something drew me to this plant along the path in Batelle Darby Creek park.  At first I thought it was a monarch butterfly that had died on the plant, but when I moved in very close I saw these beautiful bugs.


  1. What a fun photo! Love bug shots! Great job :)

  2. Aren't they the "stinky bugs"...very interesting and pretty non the less!!
    Fabulous design on them.

  3. oh I've been wanting to take a photo like this, but I don't like that end of my walk....

    We have tons of these Milkweed Beetles along the path....so many at times you can't see the pods....

    wonderful shot....

  4. Oh - these are beautiful bugs! Even tho they are making my skin crawl just a smidge right now! :)

  5. Great shot! Bugs are perfect for macro!!

  6. BUGs! I agree they are perfect for macro! Great shot!