I have been unusually busy lately so here I wanted to post a major article - here is the equivalent of 9,000 words. That is, if indeed a picture is worth a thousand words.
All of these images were taken within a couple of hundred yards of my front door.
Female Green Anole
Bumble Bee on Leaf
Solitary Bee on False Dandelion
Long-legged Fly on Hyacinth
Female Five-lined Skink
Rambur's Forktail Damselfly
Willow Leaf Beetle