I lost my camera–in fact, several cameras and lenses to a break-in a couple of weeks ago. But I find that I need to take pictures. Call it an investment in my mental health. So I traded in an old camera that had not been stolen and bought a new camera and a used macro lens.
This eastern cicada killer, Sphecius speciosus, has been hanging out on our front door steps for several days. It is big and scary-looking, and can sting but probably won’t. It is reported to have only a mild sting.
This dragonfly is probably one of the meadowhawk species.
These are silver-spotted skippers.