I learned today the insect that I always thought was a ‘June Bug’ is really a Fig Beetle! … {Chrome Skies Photography & Design}
[WIKI] “Cotinis mutabilis, also known as the figeater beetle (also green fruit beetle or fig beetle and also junebug), is a member of the scarab beetle family. … Its habitat is primarily the southwestern United States and Mexico. Figeater beetles are often mistaken for green June beetles and occasionally Japanese beetles, which occur in the eastern US; however, they are not capable of damaging leaves and fruit as adults (they only feed upon already-injured fruits) and do not damage lawns as larvae to the same extent as their eastern cousins.
"Adult figeater beetles grow to approximately 1.25 inches (3 cm). They are a semi-glossy green on the top and a brilliant iridescent green on the underside and legs. They are active during daylight hours, often congregating in the shade of trees near choice breeding grounds to find mates. They make a loud buzzing sound similar to that of carpenter bees, possibly because it does not need to open its elytra in order to fly, an ability shared with many other flower beetles."

I learned today the insect that I always thought was a ‘June Bug’ is really a Fig Beetle! … {Chrome Skies Photography & Design}

[WIKI] “Cotinis mutabilis, also known as the figeater beetle (also green fruit beetle or fig beetle and also junebug), is a member of the scarab beetle family. … Its habitat is primarily the southwestern United States and Mexico. Figeater beetles are often mistaken for green June beetles and occasionally Japanese beetles, which occur in the eastern US; however, they are not capable of damaging leaves and fruit as adults (they only feed upon already-injured fruits) and do not damage lawns as larvae to the same extent as their eastern cousins.

"Adult figeater beetles grow to approximately 1.25 inches (3 cm). They are a semi-glossy green on the top and a brilliant iridescent green on the underside and legs. They are active during daylight hours, often congregating in the shade of trees near choice breeding grounds to find mates. They make a loud buzzing sound similar to that of carpenter bees, possibly because it does not need to open its elytra in order to fly, an ability shared with many other flower beetles."

billtavis:

woah

billtavis:

woah

living-planet:

Black Sea Nettle (Chrysaora Achlyos) [3184x4368] [OC]http://living-planet.tumblr.com/

living-planet:

Black Sea Nettle (Chrysaora Achlyos) [3184x4368] [OC]
http://living-planet.tumblr.com/

In this video from BALBOA Park (San Diego):  PALM CANYON, Moreton Bay Fig Tree, ORGAN PAVILION, Statue of El Cid, PLAZA de PANAMA, Hummingbirds outside the Hall of Nations

"Palm Canyon is a tropical oasis, containing more than 450 palms (58 species) within its 2 acres. A true hidden spot in Balboa Park, the winding paths take the visitor into a shady, lush canyon. The original group of Mexican fan palms - so prominent in the canyon - date back to 1912. In 2001, the California Conservation Corps restored the historic trail that connected Palm Canyon to the Old Cactus Garden. The garden also features a picturesque wooden footbridge leading from the Alcazar Gardens parking lot to across the street from the Spreckels Organ Pavilion." [info source: www.balboapark.org/in-the-park/palm-canyon] 

"Ficus macrophylla, commonly known as the Moreton Bay Fig, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the Moraceae family that is a native of most of the eastern coast of Australia…Its common name is derived from Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia. It is best known for its beautiful buttress roots." [info: wiki]

Video by Chrome Skies Photography

Music: “Serpents” by Workbench

peaceful-moon:

☮ nature aฏ๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎d good vibes ☾
libertariantimes:

Easter Island unearthed statues are huge!
from Reddit user gizadoghttps://tkcollier.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/easter-island-heads-have-bodies.jpg

libertariantimes:

Easter Island unearthed statues are huge!

from Reddit user gizadog
https://tkcollier.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/easter-island-heads-have-bodies.jpg

A quirky colorful video & a pretty little song… ♪ ♫

#SaturdaySong: “Maybe” (Ingrid Michaelson)

I don’t wanna be the one to say goodbye

But I will, I will, I will

I don’t wanna sit on the pavement while you fly

But I will, I will, oh yes I will

'Cause maybe in the future, you're gonna come back

You’re gonna come back around

Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back

Oh, the only way to really know is to really let it go

Maybe you’re gonna come back, you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back to me

I don’t wanna be the first to let it go

But I know, I know, I know

If you have the last hands that I want to hold

Then I know I’ve got to let them go

'Cause maybe in the future you're gonna come back

You’re gonna come back around

Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back

Oh, the only way to really know is to really let it go

Maybe you’re gonna come back, you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back

I still feel you on the right side of the bed

And I still feel you in the blankets pulled over my head

But I’m gonna wash away, oh I’m gonna wash away

Everything till you come home to me

Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back

In the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back

Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back around

Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back

Oh, the only way to really know is to really let it go

Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back around

Maybe in the future you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back

Oh, the only way to really know is to really let it go

Maybe you’re gonna come back, you’re gonna come back

You’re gonna come back to me, you’re gonna come back to me

You’re gonna come back to me

#ThrowbackThursday If there was only one thing I wanted to make sure to do in San Diego on a recent trip for my birthday, it was to visit Balboa Park and ‘recreate’ this scene from 1958, the year my dad entered the Navy. Not knowing where the picture was originally taken, I used ‘artistic license’ in posing the shot; I think it came out pretty well! 
♥ ~ Cσllєєn (CɧrσɱєSkiєs) 

#ThrowbackThursday If there was only one thing I wanted to make sure to do in San Diego on a recent trip for my birthday, it was to visit Balboa Park and ‘recreate’ this scene from 1958, the year my dad entered the Navy. Not knowing where the picture was originally taken, I used ‘artistic license’ in posing the shot; I think it came out pretty well! 

♥ ~ Cσllєєn (CɧrσɱєSkiєs) 

Hummingbird resting in a Coral Tree outside the Hall of Nations at Balboa Park in San Diego, California ~ Photo by Chrome Skies Photography & Design ~

Hummingbird resting in a Coral Tree outside the Hall of Nations at Balboa Park in San Diego, California 

~ Photo by Chrome Skies Photography & Design ~