Dignity of Nature

“What my eyes seek in these encounters is not just the beauty traditionally revered by wildlife photographers.  The perfection I seek in my photographic composition is a means to show the strength and dignity of animals in nature.”  FRAN LANTING

The Baby Rabbit who was not sure if I was a sunflower or a tree (because I stood so still).

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The deer who stood still as if she thought she was invisible to me.

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This squirrel does not need to climb my apple tree – the wind just throws apples at him while he is on the ground.

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A trip to Beaver Lake where the Geese are very friendly.

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This mother rabbit is quite tame and we often get within a few feet of her as we greet her for the day.  I must admit her two babies are quite scared of us.

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This Robin is slightly blurry – he fell in the bird bathe and now he is trying to shake himself dry – he is a little pitiful to view. Lol

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Butterflies are beautiful creatures of nature and catching two face to face is unusual.


This Duck was at Beaver Lake and followed me trying to acquire some type of food.

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Can’t forget the bumble bee, which seems to be on just about every flower I view.

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Look Deep Into Nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einstein

Painted Bunting with raindrops on his back.



When a clematis bloom loses its flower pedals the center is still beautiful.


“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”  Frank Loyd Wright

Fluted and Black Swallowtail Butterflies.


The small lake near our home has been flooded by recent rains.  Trees are now standing in the water.


Privet bushes grow wild everywhere and make fantastic hedges (trimmed or untrimmed).  In Spring they are covered with beautiful white flowers.


“We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of nature”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rain drops cover the plants and often make them shine like diamonds.



“The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson



Butterflies, Bees, Blooms

Nature seems to think it is Spring, but Mother Nature keeps throwing frost in the mix now and then.  The Black Swallowtail butterflies are sure Spring is here.  The bees from our hive are working on the fruits trees, with lots of pollen on their legs.  The ornamental pear trees people have planted in rows are in full bloom.





My husband took this picture of me smelling the plum tree blossoms.


All this beauty in nature is a gift from God – to be enjoyed by everyone.

Titus 2:11 – “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.”

This & That

Over the last few months I have taken several photos that do not fit into a category.  So, I thought I would just share some of them with you.  This first photo looks like a row of hearts; a branch from the grapevine, hanging in mid-air.


I was driving through town and saw this in front of the Pit B-B-Q restaurant.  I guess they must be saying that their food is as hot as a pistol.  Quite a pistol.


A few months back when we actually had some rain – the raindrops collected on this curl from the squash vine.  The reflection in the raindrops make me think of a pair of eyes.


The buzzards are seen out in full force twice a year.  The adults actually take the younger buzzards out for flying lessons.  You may be able to tell that some of these birds are smaller juvenile buzzards.


The honeysuckle blooms in the Spring and the Fall.  You can capture butterflies getting this wonderful nectar.



A sunset can be beautiful even without a cloud in the sky.


I take a lot of pictures of grass and weeds.  Yellow flowers in the background can highlight the beauty of the grass and its seeds.


Fall is always hay season.  The farmers do not leave hay in the field very long after it is baled.


Of course I cannot post without at least one nice sunset.


Last, but not least – a buzzard coming in for a landing in our back field.