Critter Connection: Incy Wincy Style

I was excited to meet up with a few old friends in the gardens!

Spring is definitely here!


What a sweetie!


This little friend was just waking up!

I understand that many do not hold a passion for spiders.  Trust me, I never did until a few years ago.  Something magical happened, when I took the time to really examine them, behind the lens.  They are so intricate and fascinating to observe.  Next time you have a shoe in hand, ready to squish that 8 legged garden friend, stop for just a moment and remember that we all have a special place here on Mother Earth…spiders included.


Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…






Roda’s Critter Connection

I believe I can safely say that Spring has sprung in west Michigan! The high for today is a beautiful 70 degrees.  WOO-HOO!  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Spring…butterflies.  Although they are not awake outside yet, they are still flying about at our local botanical garden.  After the snow last week, I found myself pulled to the tropical room, for another visit with my fluttering friends…

Tiger Longwing – Heliconius hecale


Small Postman – Heliconius erato


Hecale Longwing – Heliconius hecale


Orchard Swallowtail – Papilio demodocus


Blue Morpho – Morpho peleides   (The master of disguise!)


Blue Morpho – Morpho peleides



Remember, it is never too late for a little transformation…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Each Monday, grab your camera and join me by sharing your favorite critter.  Remember, no critter is too big or too small!


Roda’s Critter Connection

I have been on a very serious hunt for Spring!  It is April, right?  Yet, we had an ice storm this weekend and the kids have a snow day today!  A snow day…in April!  Are you kidding me?!  I did notice this adorable lady bird, crawling around on my rosemary plants.  At least the critters are waking up and finding their way inside!  (Insert eye roll!)


Grab your camera and share your favorite critter!

Happy Spring…I think!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…