The Common Wood-Nymph Butterfly is a gorgeous creature.
The Common Wood-Nymph Butterfly is a gorgeous creature.
I have tried for a long time to capture a hummingbird hovering. I finally did, but it was not the perfect photo I wished. But then how hard is it to capture a hummingbird at all.
Capturing this foggy sunrise was a much easier task. It amazes me how fog can make the sun look as if it were the moon.
This big eyed fly on my Mexican Sunflower sat perfectly still and let me snap a close up.
An early morning sunrise. I thought the clouds in the lower part of this sunrise were quite beautiful.
I chased this squirrel away from my apple tree. He ran a short distance and jumped into another tree.
This little pest was back in a short amount of time – stealing apples.
The bumblebees seem to be abundant in our yard anymore. They do photograph well. They totally ignore me as I shoot close up pictures.
I love reflections in water so I will leave you with this photo.
Took this photo in my backyard yesterday. Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Mexican Sunflower. What a beautiful world God has created!
I decided to plant a variety of Mexican Sunflowers. There are numerous types of these orange, red sunflowers to chose from. I chose the “Outsider Red”. The bees and butterflies love these flowers. They have numerous blooms on each plant. Here are some photos I took of Mexican Sunflowers that I planted in my garden.
I am often amazed when the sun tries so hard to peek through the clouds or the morning fog. The pictures I capture often create quite beautiful scenes. This picture is early morning on a very foggy day.
I see such beauty in spider webs. When the rain or dew covers these delicate webs the beauty is enhanced. This photo was taken on a rainy morning.
The garden is covered with squash, cucumber, and melon blooms. The bumble bees love to venture to each bloom for nectar.
I have no idea what the name of this insect happens to be. It seems to like garlic blooms. I have never seen this creature in my yard before. Perhaps one of my blogger friends can name this unique insect for me.
I will leave you with the sunrise from my back yard that spread across the sky this very morning. Each sunrise contains a beauty of its own. This sunrise had an unusual array of clouds and colors, which I have never viewed in any other sunrise before. Do you suppose God did this just for my enjoyment? I will pretend that He did.
It amazes me how many colorful birds God created for us to enjoy. Spring is thrilling, because of all the baby birds. A pair of Wrens built a nest in my husband’s shop. A nest on a shelf, behind cans, in a small space, full of 5 eggs and then 5 babies. It took the parents 4 days to get their babies to venture into the big world.
One baby Wren left in the nest.
Here are the 5 baby Wrens huddled in the rafters of the shop.
A baby Wren on the blade of the ceiling fan.
This baby Bluebird fell out of the tree and is wondering what happened.
Seldom see this Roadrunner in my yard. This is the best shot of him I could get before he went speeding away.
Saw about 20 Indigo Buntings in my yard eating grass seed. This one has his mouth full of grass seed.
The colorful Goldfinch has evaded being captured in my camera lens until this week. This is Mr. & Mrs. Goldfinch. He would have to turn his back on me!
But then he turned around and I captured a somewhat blurry shot of his face. What a great head of hair he has.
We have decided to do part of our garden in plastic containers this year. We can get free mulch from the town’s parks and roads department. Well, this little thief is digging in the pots and using what it gathers for nest material, Here is that thief – The Mighty Titmouse. Ah Ha
I see that sneaky look in your eye!
IF THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE SEEMS DULL . . . POLISH THE DULL SIDE.
This is a beautiful little city park near my daughter’s house with lovely flowers to view. We often see people having wedding ceremonies in this park. The walking paths are great if you wish to walk for exercise.
I recently read a book “Celtic Inspiration” by Lyn Webster Wilde, 2004.
The Celtics lived in Austria and Switzerland about 1,000 years before Christ. They were a warlike people who were skilled in metalwork and horsemanship.They believed in the mystic realm, which centered around nature, the sun, moon, and stars
The following inspired Celtic thoughts could be applied to our lives today.
Retreat – Go to a new place for 24 hours or longer. No mechanical devices. Seek silence – consider what you need to let go of and visualize the future you desire. When you go home the world will seem different. You will feel energized to make necessary life changes.
Walking by a river or stream, let the power of water, seen and heard, energize your spirit. Let every ripple add its soothing blessing to your deepening inner calm. Watch the qualities animals possess and imitate them.
Imagine that you are being pulled up into the stars; to a place where you can forget yourself in the darkness of space. When you come back to Earth you will be different and very refreshed.
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