Pop Up Red
One Word Sunday: Red or Read
Cee’s Flower of the Day
Red zinnias make themselves known. Their pop of color rises above all the others…
Even when photobombed by an adventurous butterfly…
Lens-Artists Challenge: Pick a Word
Lens-Artists Challenge #112: Pick a Word.
Pick a word and illustrate it with a photo! Choose one (1) word or more – choose all of them if you like! The words available are the following:
Comfortable, Growing, Tangled, Crowded, Exuberant
What could be more comfortable than a choice spot on the beach?
I did a double take during a walk in March when I noticed a vine (or another tree) growing around…a tree! I had never seen anything like it before. As you can see in the lower portion of the photo, the vine actually grows right into the tree. Apparently both still alive. Co-existence in nature…
Also in March, I discovered a display of tangled vines and such. Perhaps a signal of the bizarre times just beginning…
Last but not least, I was treated to an exuberant crowd of zinnias on the grounds of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont last year…
I missed being able to make the trip again this summer to such a beautiful destination. When I said to my husband last September we can take more photos next summer!, I had no idea what I was taking for granted.
BeckyB July Squares: Perspectives
Flower of the Day: plus butterflies – Part Two
Inspired by Cee’s Flower of the Day
Our second day at the Shelburne Museum was blessed with sunshine, warm temperatures and…flowers…everywhere I looked.
Camera in hand, I staked out butterflies at the Owl Cottage Garden with its glorious path of zinnias.
I sat on the steps and waited.
Another visitor with a macro lens had just had success, so I kept the faith. Tiptoeing next to collections of oranges, reds, yellows, purples….I spotted it.
The lone butterfly I hoped to capture (in a photo that is) appeared.
I assumed it was a real butterfly. It wasn’t as colorful as the ones I had seen the day before. But it cooperated…and gave me time to focus.
Does anyone know the name of this butterfly?