Took a stroll around our property today to see what I could see.
Of course there are tons of very small flowers all over the place. These first three are on what we call "sour grass". Not sure what the actual name is, but when you eat it it's sort of tart. Hence, the "sour grass" name. I loved it when I was a kid, and my children love it now. These flowers are smaller than a dime.
Here's a little purple flower. We have quite a few of these in our yard too. They grow from a particular kind of grass, although I have no idea what that grass is. These are smaller than a dime also.
This next one is sort of like a miniature dandelion. It's not a dandelion, but it puts me in mind of one. I have no idea what it actually is. It's probably as big, maybe slightly smaller, than a dime.
The one in the following photo reminds me of a strawberry bloom. That's not what it is, I don't think, because it's not big enough, but it just looks like one, I think. It, too, is smaller than a dime.
This is the "dandelion-like" flower as seen from the side. See, it really does seem to resemble a dandelion, but it's so much smaller.
Here's an actual dandelion with an insect on it. I checked online and I think it's a katydid nymph. I got a shot from above and then one from the side.
I have no idea what this next insect is. I searched a little online at a good bug identification site I know of, but I'm just too tired to keep looking. This first one was on the kids' trampoline. It looks sort of like an ant only with a red butt that points upward sort of. The shot after that is the same kind insect. I found those ones on a tree we have growing in our yard.
We still have those two anole lizards living beneath our front steps. They must be a female and a male. The first photo is what I supect is the female. She is shedding her skin right now. The second is obviously the male, and it must be mating season. He's displaying his dewlap (throat fan) for the female. My guess is that she's too uncomfortable and annoying with shedding to worry about him right now. LOL I am thrilled that I captured these two photos!!
This next shot shows the male once more, only this time with his dewlap not being puffed out. You can see the red area at his throat where it is.
That concludes my little stroll for the day. I thought I saw some pretty neat things. These photos were all taken by me using my Canon PowerShot S5IS in the Macro setting.