These two pictures are my favorite nature images of the week: one features a turquoise cicada and the other a pink anemone. The first one is actually called the Turquoise Cicada, I have no idea what the second one is called, but I know that it is an anemone, and that it is pink. If anyone has some scientific names to offer up, I'm all for learning something.
These pictures really bring out the best in nature - though we don't really like cicadas where I come from, this one sure does look more beautiful than the green, shriveled-up ones that come around Chicago. Anemones are adorable, but don't try to touch them!