Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Catching Butterflies


Today was a beautiful day, as warm as any summer day.  Wyle and I went for a walk at Hartwood Acres and she had the pleasure of catching her first butterfly.  She was quick and persistent so I should not have been surprised when she actually cupped it against the grass in her hands.  She was so gentle, but still we had to have a lesson in the ethics of butterfly handling.  She was not going to let it go, but I did coax her into releasing its wings and being content with it sitting on her hand.  I taught her about butterfly dust and how the butterfly can't fly without it and how important it was not to touch its wings.  Despite my lecturing, it was a magical experience for both of us to share.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumn Pinks

Here's more autumn color from my neck of the woods.  These pink leaves are so pretty this time of year, and I find the rectangular shapes in the bark to be fascinating.  That's not a shape you often find in nature.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Misty Morning at the Creek

I'm not usually glad when I wake up as early as I did today, but I think my subconscious was eager to get out and take some photos.  It has been very foggy the last several mornings.  I was planning a trip out this weekend, but when I peeked out the window and couldn't see the street for all the mist, I knew I should get up and get some shots before my husband went to work.  This is one of our favorite places to spend time in the summer and it was every bit as peaceful this morning.  Maybe more so, because the morning light was so soft but so much brighter than I imagined.