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gardenlife

I am a vegetable and wildflower gardener. I photograph birds and insects who live and interact with plants growing in my garden. Garden life.
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A heavy laden honey bee (Apis mellifera) carries two huge pollen baskets filled with pollen collected from pale lavender crocuses in spring garden in March 2020.
                               Bumble bee (Bombus spp.) on swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in northern New Jersey garden June 2015
Female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched on feeder in northern New Jersey garden spring May 2019
Harvested garlic scapes are arranged in a honey pot.
White blossoms are blooming against a green background on a magnolia tree.
A bumble bee (Bombus spp.) is searching for nectar in blueberry buds (Vaccinium spp.) on a spring day in May 2020.
Pink blossoms on a dogwood tree (Cornus florida) float against a background of branches leafing out on a spring day in May 2020.
White buds on a Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) are opening on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
Feisty young female cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) claims possession of a sunflower seed at the bird feeder in spring May 2020.
Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) exhibits an abundance of white blossoms on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
A bumble bee (Bombus spp.) collects nectar and pollen from the white blossom of a Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
White blossoms on a Golden Raindrops crabapple tree (Malus transitoria) dazzle the eye on a spring day in May 2020.
A red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) pauses at the bird feeder before selecting a sunflower seed and flying away in spring May 2020.
Violet blooms on wild columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) cast a fierce shadow on old wooden fence on a sunny spring day in May 2020.
Tight brown fronds intermingle with green leafy fronds on a cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) in spring May 2020.
Orange bugles of a noninvasive honeysuckle vine (Lonicera sempervirens) proclaim that spring has arrived in May 2020.
A chokeberry shrub (Aronia arbutifolia) is bursting in bloom in spring May 2020.
Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardul) gathering nectar on pink zinnia flower (Z. elegans) in northern New Jersey garden October 2017
                               Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) gathering nectar on swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in northern New Jersey in July 2018
Pink blossoms on a dogwood tree (Cornus florida) seem to float in air against a lush green grass background in spring May 2020.
Pink blossoms on a dogwood tree (Cornus florida) herald the coming of spring May 2020.
Yellow daffodils reflect the bright sunshine in spring April 2020.
Dazzling yellow daffodils dance in the sunshine of a spring day in March 2020.
A pollen-free honey bee starts to work collecting pollen from purple crocuses with yellow stigma in March 2020.
A busy honey bee (Apis mellifera) has pollen collecting on its hind leg as it forages among pale lavender crocuses.
A honey bee (Apis mellifera), seeking pollen and nectar, has fallen into a translucent yellow crocus on a sunny day, becoming almost translucent itself March 2020.
A mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) strolls along a sunlit path through dried pine needles and fallen pine cones March 2020.
Translucent yellow crocus dazzles the eye on a sunny day March 2020.
An old empty seed pod from common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), left over from last summer, has fallen into a bunch of freshly blooming lavender crocuses March 2020.
A honey bee (Apis mellifera) is getting organized for a busy day of pollen collection on crocuses with lavender petals and yellow stigma March 2020.
A honey bee (Apis mellifera) works industriously to collect pollen from pale lavender crocuses, storing it in a pollen basket for transport back to its hive March 2020.
Shaggy red-brown bark of river birch tree (Betula nigra) adds interest to the garden on sunny winter day February 2020
Acrobatic white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) hangs upside down on splintered magnolia branch in winter February 2020.
Male house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) seems pleased by the abundance of seeds in red bird feeder in northern New Jersey garden in winter February 2020.
Camouflaged mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) are snuggled on a log pile enjoying a sunny winter day in northern New Jersey garden February 2020.
White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is intent on seeds in the bird feeder below in northern New Jersey garden in winter February 2020.
Syrphid fly on smooth penstemon (P. digitalis) wildflower in northern New Jersey garden spring June 2019
Young female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) bird perched on red bird feeder crunching sunflower seed in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Shaggy bark of river birch tree (Betula nigra) in northern New Jersey garden winter January 2020
Empty seed pod of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in northern New Jersey garden winter January 2020
Immature sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) on the lookout for prey from perch on deck railing in northern New Jersey garden in winter January 2020
Mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) sunbathe nestled under a white pine tree in northern New Jersey garden winter January 2020
Female monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) laying eggs on leaf of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) sipping nectar on cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum) with yellow and green background in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) bird at red feeder in northern New Jersey garden in spring June 2019
Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) sipping nectar on ironweed wildflower (Vernonia fasciculata) in northern New Jersey garden summer July 2019
Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) observing surroundings perched on magnolia tree trunk in northern New Jersey garden winter December 2019
Winter solstice sunrise between oak trees on foggy morning in northern New Jersey garden winter December 2019
Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) on magnolia tree trunk in northern New Jersey garden winter December 2019
Male house sparrow (Passer domesticus) perched on forsythia sprig in northern New Jersey garden in winter December 2019
Female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) staring at bird feeder in angry or quizzical fashion in northern New Jersey garden spring June 2019
Blueberry branch and leaves (Vaccinium spp.) with ripening berries in northern New Jersey garden in spring June 2019
Young blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) on red feeder in northern New Jersey garden in spring June 2019
Pink flowering dogwood tree (Cornus florida var. Cherokee Chief) native species spring in northern New Jersey April 2019
Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) bird perched on side of bird bath in northern New Jersey garden in fall October 2019
Juvenile house sparrow (Passer domesticus) birds splashing in bird bath in northern New Jersey garden fall October 2019
Female monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly with outstretched wings sipping nectar on zinnia with buds in background in northern New Jersey garden fall October 2019
Female monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly reflecting glow from sunlight on orange zinnia in northern New Jersey garden fall October 2019
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly sipping nectar from orange zinnia flower in northern New Jersey garden fall September 2019
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly sipping nectar from orange zinnia flower with yellow golden rod background in northern New Jersey garden fall September 2019
Pollen-covered monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly sipping nectar from purple verbena bonariensis wildflower in northern New Jersey garden fall October 2019
Peck's skipper (Polites peckius) butterfly sipping nectar on verbena bonariensis wildflower in northern New Jersey garden fall September 2019
Black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) butterfly sipping nectar on verbena bonariensis with yellow and purple wildflowers in background in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Peck's skipper (Polites peckius) butterfly sipping nectar on verbena bonariensis wildflower with purple and green background in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Painted lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly surrounded by purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) blossoms bathed in sunlight in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) perched on dried up sunflower stem with green background in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly surrounded by zinnias of many colors in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Pods of swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) bursting open to display silk with seeds attached in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Orange reflection from zinnia blossom on monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly against green and yellow background in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) butterfly on orange zinnia flower with muted green leaves in background in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Noninvasive honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) "Alabama Crimson" blossom in sunlight with green background in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) butterfly sipping nectar on orange zinnia blossom with red and green background in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Frontal view of eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) butterfly sipping nectar from red zinnia flower blossom in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Red reflected from zinnia blossom onto eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) butterfly sipping nectar in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) butterfly sipping nectar on red zinnia blossom in northern New Jersey garden in summer September 2019
Male American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) bird feasting on yellow cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum) blossom in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Common whitetail dragonfly (Plathemis lydia) clinging to a bare branch against blue sky in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Bumble bee (Bombus spp.) sipping nectar and storing pollen on deep pink zinnia blossom in northern New Jersey garden summer September 2019
Closeup of giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) sipping nectar on verbena bonariensis wildflower against dark green background in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) sipping nectar on verbena bonariensis wildflower with cucumber vine (Cucumis sativus) highlighted in dark green background summer August 2019
Black and yellow giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) sipping nectar on verbena bonariensis wildflower against summer squash leaves (Cucurbita pepo) background summer August 2019
Giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) sipping nectar on verbena bonariensis wildflower with summer squash leaves (Cucurbita pepo) leaves in  a pink and green background summer  August 2019
Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) on verbena bonariensis wildflower blossom with background of pole bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) vine and blossoms in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Bumble bee (Bombus spp.) collecting nectar and pollen from pink oregano blossoms (Origanum vulgare) in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Female monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sipping nectar on pink blossoms of swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) pod in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Young female house sparrow (Passer domesticus) bird perched on dead magnolia tree branch with winterberry branch in foreground in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Male eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) butterfly with torn wing on triptych of verbena bonariensis wildflowers with background of muted asparagus fronds and honeysuckle blossoms August 2019
Male American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) perched on showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) wildflower checking out the tomato vines in northern New Jersey vegetable garden summer August 2019
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sipping nectar on yellow blossom of cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum) wildflower in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Pepperoncini (Capsicum annuum) chili peppers at various stages of ripeness cradled in hands with wooden table background in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Closeup of bumble bee (Bombus spp.) collecting pollen on top of purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Pollen-covered bumble bee (Bombus spp.) on cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum) wildflower in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Raggedy orange zinnia flower in sunlight with multicolored background in northern New Jersey garden in summer August 2019
Young female northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) with stunning orange beak and big brown eyes on lichen-covered limb with wooden fence background in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Fawn-colored mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) bird with large round turquoise-ringed eye perched on fallen log in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Yellow male American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) bird perched on yellow-blossomed cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum) in a jungle of large green leaves in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) butterfly camouflaged while sipping nectar on orange zinnia with deep pink zinnia next to it in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Cute juvenile American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) balancing on stem of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) with yellow blossom and green spiky sepals  in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) butterfly sipping nectar on purple verbena bonariensis wildflower against green background in northern New Jersey garden summer August 2019
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