Theler Flowers

On Sunday’s trip to Theler Wetlands in Belfair I was carrying the usual two camera, one to capture birds in the distance and another to capture flowers, and anything else that might be visiting the “flowers.” Although I don’t mind carrying two cameras, the truth is I seldom end up using both effectively because it’s nearly impossible to hold two cameras with only two hands.

So, about half way through our walk I gave Leslie one of the cameras and told her to shoot whatever appealed to her. One of the first things that appealed to her was this wild rose, which has always struck me as the archetypal flower:

Wild Rose

She also found that once she started looking carefully at flowers that she also started seeing insects that she’d overlooked before:

Unknown Insect

Unfortunately, neither of us really has the slightest idea what this strange little creature is, though it looks like some kind of wasp to me.

Both of us loved this subtle Mallow that was hiding in the shade:

Mallow

And, I thought she got a much better picture of this giant Mallow than I’ve ever managed to get.

Mallow

3 thoughts on “Theler Flowers

  1. hi loren, the little mallow and wild rose are beautiful plants – so simple and complete. the pic of the giant mallow looks like it’s performing an end of show flourish for you. lovely pictures. thanks for sharing them. have a peaceful day. steven

  2. I think the wasp is a Great Golden Digger Wasp – Sphex ichneumoneus
    Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies) / Apocrita (Ants, Bees and Wasps) / Sphecidae / Sphecinae
    Live adult female wasps photographed in the wild atDuPage County, Illinois, USA.
    Size: 21mm. Katydid Nymph Prey: Orchelimum vulgare (Common Meadow Katydid)

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