oats with nectarines

Good News, Everyone…

Hello Squirrel fans! I have a few announcements… First and foremost, Happy Blog-anniversary to The Auspicious Squirrel… it’s been 4 years! Wow! :) When I started this blog I was on a journey, both on my path to veganism and on a path of self-awareness. I’m happy to say that I’ve been doing well on…

bee on white flower bush

More Bees!…

I’ve been playing around with a ring flash with my macro lens. These were taken with my 180mm macro lens mid-morning. As it turns out, bees don’t seem to mind the ring flash, which is very good news for me (I didn’t get stung!). :D These flowers grow in little clumps on a bush, they…

lily of the nile - favorite

Lily of the Nile, Part 2…

Lately I’m obsessed with macro, I seem to be incapable of taking a photo of these flowers from far away. That’s ok, because my ‘style’ seems to be “the details”… I try to photograph things that you have to stop and pay attention in order to see them. Just think of it as my service…

lily of hte nile

Lily of the Nile, Part 1…

This flower is really neat… it starts out as this little bulb on the end of a stem… it then bursts open and continues to grow into a sphere-like shape. It is one of our favorite flowers in SoCal… it reminds us of fireworks… and oddly is a summer flower, which is rather fitting. These…

water drops leaf

Rainy Days, Part 2…

Continuing the rainy day theme… I’ve been obsessed with photographing water drops lately… so when it rains I try my best to get out and photograph them. I love how the water drop has the effect of being a magnifying glass on this leaf… Until next time… ~nic

snail

Rainy Days…

It doesn’t rain around here very often, but when it does it is a pleasant drizzle… the snails and slugs come out and the flowers and leaves have neat little drops on them just waiting to be photographed. I do my best to get out and photograph on rainy days. These photos were taken a…

red flower

Flowers and Bees, Part 3.2 & 4…

Once again, in case you didn’t know, one of the projects I’m working on is bees on flowers… I went out four mornings in a row and got some great shots… When I published my last post, I had thoughts of breaking up day 3 into two posts. After looking at the photos from day…