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It seemed that today was a grand day for bees in my backyard- they had quite the soiree, with all sorts of fancy dress. I can only guess that the theme was black and yellow, based on all of the coordinating outfits. The yellow carpet…or…weeds were in full bloom, and the bees got busy with […]
Another recent visitor to my yard was this beautiful goldfinch. A few of them come by almost every day now to harvest my thistle down. (yet another reason to leave the natural overgrowth at the edge of my lawn untouched)
I was shooting with my 70-200 lens, and although they did let me get quite close before flying off, I had to crop the final images.
Some may call me a reticent landscaper, but I prefer to believe that a little bit of wild growth at the edge of the mowedlawn is good for nature, and attracts lots of pretty visitors. After all, I live in a rural residential area, surrounded by fields and trees, with a small marsh at the side of my lot. I think sometimes letting nature just “be” is good for us all. Today I had a visit from an orange butterfly (which I have not identified, but I’m sure one of you will!). It was almost as if he was a professional model- turning around as I sat nearby with my camera, so that I could get a good view from all angles! It was also very fashionable of him to sit on a vibrant purple thistle- a nice contrast to his bright orange wings.
I like the simplicity of this one…
I had a photosession last weekend with this gorgeous and hilarious two-year-old.
I just love everything about her…her attitude, her eyes, her curly hair, her smile…and her laughter is crazy contagious!
I love so many styles of photography, but I have to say that I really enjoy images like this- planned, but spontaneous- letting the child take the lead and capturing those natural expressions and fun moments.