Thursday, September 10, 2015

cedars of lebanon: friends in flight

a new butterfly for my collection!  she looks like she's been around the block a few times, and this is actually the only snap i got of her before my son scared her off.  he hasn't developed his butterfly stalking skills yet.  yes, butterfly stalking is indeed a skill.  this set of photos were taken at cedars of lebanon state park, about 15 minutes from our house.  we enjoyed a quick hike and then went across the street for some tacos and quesadillas.  pretty awesome outing, yep.

i adore bees and think the little green ones are so elegant.

i'm not sure how i feel about this photo.  it's pretty and all, but it kinda reminds me of that four letter word that starts with an "f" that i really don't like all that much.  i hold onto summer as long as i can.

i was disappointed in my macro shots today.  i photographed 4 or 5 different teensy flowers and this is the only one that turned out.  they were all in the heavily shaded woods, so i think i probably should have turned my iso up a bit.  maybe next time i'll remember to try that.

i think this is what matthew was talking about when he mentions how god clothes "the grass of the field."


zoom in.

zoom out.

pretty in pink.

i forgave my son for scaring away the first butterfly when he found me this gem later on.  a monarch chrysalis!  so beautiful!  really, the yellow spots actually shone like gold in the sunlight.

sulpher butterflies are not easy to photograph.  trust me on this.  such flighty things.

this state park was purchased farmland during president roosevelt's square deal program.  it explains the barns.

so much light.

in flight!  and in focus!  oh happy day!!!

still buds around.  proves that summer isn't over yet.  heh.

gratuitous monarch.  i love saying that.

and a pair of buckeyes.  i think this is my first buckeye capture this year.  they weren't so much into having their picture taken either.  but they sure were beautiful.  :)

joining in with annie and "how does your garden grow?"

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