Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Photos...

I so enjoy trying to capture that which moves me, that something that I see and can share. I am fond of the little things. I believe they are the magic of this lifetime.

This tiny lavender flower captures my heart every time I see it. This is a piece that broke off the mother plant and rooted in the glass. Such tiny perfection.

Several years ago we were gifted with monarch caterpillars in the gardens. Monarch chrysalis have the tiniest metallic shining dots near the crown and I've always wished to be able to see one up close. He hatched on a day of rain--if you click on the photo you can see the drops of rain on the shell of a home and on his antennae.

I love the texture and seeming age of this door.

These three will soon be released to be able to live out their lives as they choose.

This day I was able to hear what it's like to be yelled at by a fox. She wasn't kidding either.


Susan Raihala said...

Wonderful photos! My faves are the fox and the monarch. Two summers ago, my son was doing Junior Ranger Camp at a nearby state park. On a nature hike, he was hanging back, and I spotted a butterfly on a branch, wings spread. Nick, another child, and I got close, but the butterfly didn't move. That's when we noticed the chrysalis hanging from the branch under it. Its wings were still too wet to fly. My photos didn't turn out at all, but I will always remember that beautiful new life. Thanks for calling it to mind!

Leslie said...

Robin, what beauty and things I would never be able to see if you had not posted them!

Thank you!

highlyirritable said...

I absolutely love that door. It looks like old weathered leather. I'd love to hear the tales it could tell, should it decide to speak.