Black And Yellow Collusion

Mud Dauber eating worms for supper

~ Russia gobbling up the worm of moral gullibility ~

Goldfinch on nyjer

“Take it from me, Uncle Tree, there was no collusion.”

Black and yellow mud dauber

Invasive species come to terms with reality ~ these worms are in cahoots!

Goldfinch eyeing competition

“See that bird over there? It’s a spy, I swear!”Β 

Goldfinch gossip

“No collusion, none at all. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”

Photographs by Uncle Tree



51 thoughts on “Black And Yellow Collusion

  1. Very clever Uncle Tree – and the bright colors are so vibrant. I just finished writing a post saying all the colors are gone this Summer – everything looks blah and then your post pops up with all this vibrant yellow.

  2. Glad you liked this, Linda. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the sweet compliment!
    I must say, “collusion” was never a term in my vocabulary ’til Trump — had to use it.

    Yellow reigns supreme this time of year. Butterflies, Sunflowers, Goldfinches, Daisies, and, of course, corn, all make for great contrast to green or browning grass and other flora, likewise, wilting in the heat.

  3. Excuse me, Brian, but I just had to. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for chiming in!
    I thought those were pretty cool patterns on the wasp. What an outfit!
    The camera sees far better than my eyes. I never knew how odd and icky bugs could truly be.

  4. True that, Deby. Good point! πŸ™‚ I don’t use zoom on my close-ups,
    and I was a bit surprised he let me stick the camera right in his face.

    Those worms eat my flowers, so I only took a couple shots,
    then let him finish his dinner in peace. Chow, UT

  5. You’re welcome Uncle Tree and no, the word “collusion” was not a word tossed around until lately.

    I love the yellow colors, and, like I said I had just finished a post talking about how dull everything looks this year. We had a 3-week drought which wiped out flowers, and trees are dropping leaves and bark is curling off like crazy. We have another big heat wave this weekend – 93 on Sunday with a real feel of 100. I can do without it.

    Yup, your state has its corn crops – that’s for sure. I want to check out a sunflower patch that is on some Ford Motor Company property. They had two locations where they sowed sunflower seeds … hundreds of them and they used to bloom in late August. It was amazing and I’ve not been there in years.

  6. Didn’t actually understand the point, but the green yellow black combo is a real treat for the eyes. Uncle tree’s picture books are a delight for us followers. 😊

  7. I’m not sure about Lady Fortuna, either, Wayne,
    but She sure seems to have a hand in a lot of outcomes.
    “What comes around, goes around.”
    “You’re gonna get what’s coming to you.”
    We know that’s not always true. Not everyone gets what they deserve, whether we’re talking about good or bad results.
    Play the cards you’re dealt, and do the best you can with what you have to work with, then let the chips fall where they may.

    “Turning the other cheek” will never stop bullying, sad to say.

  8. Your state…looks…dought? When the winter wheat was cut, then came the rains, and made huge crops of weeds, we have so much rain, so much green and so many mini lakes, in the terraces, we have big bug problem with mosquitoes, at least you do not have to fear West Nile Virus…lol..

  9. Wish your camera caught the raccoon in my corn patch! Those close ups of birds and critters are so delightfully colorful! The new treatment for bugs, is to feed them sugar…and they die eating….the sugar. hum /thank you again!

  10. I really like the word choice in this post. If your blog were a picture book, I’d read it!

  11. We’re just on the north side of droughty, Connie.
    The golf course on the other side of the fence
    has more than a few “no mow, no water” zones, so the players
    can pretend they’re in Scotland, instead of Nebraska.

    I pray your skin remains un-bitten. Good luck with that. πŸ˜‰

  12. We had three weeks without rain, the first 3 weeks in July. It was bad, not a drop of rain, even though for days on end we had rain, all-day rains. Grass was crispy and brown. Then we started getting a lot of rain again. Our weather pattern has been quite erratic this entire year. We do have one case of West Nile Virus, just detected last week. They are warning of a lot of mosquitoes due to our recent torrential rains. All over the U.S. and all over the world, the weather is just crazy this year. We even had an earthquake in April, not a severe one (I think 3.6) but an earthquake. I thought I’d lost my mind. And we had a big meteorite back in January – made a huge crash – I thought someone was at the door and it was dark – we never have that either. We had a small tornado six miles from me last week.

  13. Thank you so much, Randall! πŸ™‚ I ain’t afraid of no wasp.
    He was so busy eating his worm, he didn’t mind the photo shoot.
    I just stuck the camera in the rose moss, about 6 inches from his head. It was a snap.

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