Blackberries in abundance!
Everywhere I've been the last week or so this is what I see. Crazy amounts of blackberry bushes and they are loaded up with blooms!
We went out for lunch today and I brought my camera - I saw no birds or wildlife AT ALL. So this is my photo study of blackberries. If you see white fluffy stuff it is not mildew, just cottonwood crap.
I noticed this bud and thought it was pretty, but what is it....? OH! Morning glory :)
Once I saw the morning glory flower I saw vines winding everywhere.
Even up this stalk of grass!
I started noticing how the morning glory leaves were quite chewed on but of course the blackberry ones were untouched. Still they had their share of critters on them.
I think these nymphs are katydids but it was so windy I could not keep them in focus.
This beetle was on the bloom a LONG time! I had the long lens on while I walked to the docks, then switched lens and when I walked back he was just finishing up!
And of course, the spittle bug!