Patti’s given us some beautiful examples of focusing on details and asked us to do the same. So as Jackie Gleason used to say, “And awaaay we go!”, first to Queen Creek Olive Mill where I saw these shadow details one day while sipping a mocha and reading.

I found alien details in our backyard.

But details don’t have to be small or macro. This garden on Coronado Island in California has a lot of beautiful details that add up to a stunning large picture.

  1. lifelessons says:

    That photo of the dragonfly on the flower is amazing.

    • Aren’t they weird-looking up close, Judy? 🙂

      • lifelessons says:

        Yes, but so beautiful. I love the veining in their wings. During dragonfly season, they love to perch on a long bare stem that hangs out ver my pool. I don’t clip it off just so I can get up close and observe them.

  2. JohnRH says:

    Great selections. I like ‘em all. 👍

  3. The shadow photo is so intriguing! The flowers are so colourful and the dragonfly is just amazing!

  4. Sue says:

    Love the shadows, but all your details are great, Janet!

  5. Wind Kisses says:

    Great choices. Love the dragonfly. Ah, yes, One could wander around Coronado for hours. It’s beautiful. Nice post.

    • Have you been to Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson? The first time we went there we saw thousands of dragonflies. Coronado is beautiful but I can’t even imagine how expensive the houses are! 🙂


      • Wind Kisses says:

        We will have to check that out. We have. trip planned to Catalina SP in the fall. Also check more of Tucsan out. Thank you. (A million buys a shack. We are always looking.) lol.

      • In the Tucson area, we’ve visited Saguaro National Park three times, driven to the top of Mt. Lemmon (gorgeous), and visited the Wetlands. Lots more to see and from where we are in Gilbert, a much shorter drive than towards Flagstaff. But we also enjoyed a couple trips to the Payson area and will go back that way again.

        A nice house here would be worth a fortune in California. 🙁

      • Wind Kisses says:

        I have a great friend who walks the riparian area in Gilbert like you do. Yes…we tend to go north, as Sedona is an hour from me. I little more effort to get to Tucson. Isn’t it amazing how in one day you can have so many different climates? Mr. Lemmon is a great example of that.

      • My Lemmon is wonderful. If I lived in Tucson, I’d be there a lot. I love the Riparian Preserve. Nest weekend we’re going to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum which I’ve heard is wonderful

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Terrific details Janet – I loved all of your choices but the incredible detail of your middle image is dazzling!!

  7. The second photo is just plain out of this world amazing.

  8. lily says:

    Wow great selections, I love the last one.

  9. Su Leslie says:

    So much to like in these Janet. The dragon-fly is amazing, the shadows very artistic and I like your observation about the sum of many details.

    • I’m happy you liked them all, Su. I find dragonflies and shadows fascinating and oh, those gardens. They look so casual but I know they take scads of work.

  10. Those shadows are really lovely. What a wonderful photo

  11. pattimoed says:

    Wow, Janet. A great collection. Each image has wonderful details. I agree that the flower/insect image is amazing sharp and wonderfully detailed. Great job!

  12. Oh, I love the dragonfly! It’s beautiful!

  13. susurrus says:

    Wow – that garden is worthy of a flower show!

  14. Hammad Rais says:

    That dragonfly looks stunning amazing 🙂

  15. Amy says:

    Beautiful details, especially the dragonfly! Love the garden!

  16. Leya says:

    Gorgeous choices, Janet! That grasshopper is amazing!

  17. Resa says:

    Great shots! The first one is dizzying!