While in South Carolina this summer, I woke up early and just drove around Moncks Corner, on streets I had never been on, despite growing up there. I rounded a bend and this was what I saw. It's so crazy to think what we sometimes miss in our own backyards. And this proves you don't need to go somewhere exotic to see true beauty.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I love my backyard birds, including the crows. They are actually interested in what we do around the yard. I took this while on a picnic with my daughter in the grass on a lovely summer day. There were three crows in and near this tree (a favorite of mine). They were watching us, and talking to each other (or us?) for at least a half hour before they flew off. Corvids are just so smart, anyway, but it is more than that. They are truly curious and observant. They don't just react, like the songbirds, flitting here and there when you get too close. These crows, they watch you.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
It's rare that my child wants to cooperate for a photoshoot, but I have realized I have to make it fun for her. This time she got to play with a bird's nest and little eggs I normally keep on my dresser (and that she usually can't touch). She was sincerely delighted and that is really the thing that makes this photo work.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
I know it looks like I oversharpened this image, but it is just the sun shining off the texture of the frog's back. I watched and waited to snap this until he was puffing out his chest, and I loved all the ripples the water made as he did that.