Posts Tagged ‘nature photography’

Yesterday we woke to the promised winter storm: about 6″ of snow on the ground and still coming down thickly.  It snowed well into the late afternoon, a gloriously beautiful day!  By the time it stopped, it was probably close to 10″, making a walk to the nearby grocery store for buy-one-get-one pizza for National Pizza Day quite a bit of exercise.  More snow’s in the forecast for tomorrow and Sunday.  I may have to head over to the park in the morning!

Choosing the six-word title for today’s post was almost as difficult as choosing how to edit this shot.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy both and hopefully also have a wonder-filled weekend.  I know I will.

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Merriam Webster has numerous definitions for “drift” but persevere and you’ll arrive at:

8 :  a grouping of similar flowers planted in an elongated mass.

On my photography walk last week, once I entered into the wooded part of the park, I was adrift in drifts of wildflowers, not all of which show up well in photos.  Of course, no person planted these elongated masses of flowers but nevertheless, there they are.  (As an aside, a photography walk for me is one where I deliberately set out with Nikon and lenses in addition to the ever-present iPhone and don’t even plan on getting any exercise other than the most rudimentary walking.  Call it soul food.)

At any rate, there were still wildflowers aplenty, which I featured on my blog Friday and Saturday.   Here then, is a drift of wildflowers and, I hasten to add, taken with said phone, not my Nikon, lest Sally whip me with a wet noodle.  🙂

May you be adrift in flowers today, whether literal or figurative!  Perhaps I should also include “virtual.”  And happy May Day, which is celebrated with flowers as well!

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For Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

On Tuesday, I promised I’d share the photos that went with that day’s “Saturday in the Park” post and yesterday I highlighted a shot of one of the hundreds of drop-bedecked spider webs for the Weekly Photo Challenge.

But, to quote Maria, let’s start at the very  beginning, after I leave the parking lot and walk down the first section of trail surrounded by forest.  Before I emerge into the prairie section, I pass a grass-covered path off to the left that seems to invite the walker onto another path…or perhaps into another dimension. It’s a beautiful place to walk but rather muddy after all the rain that helped show off the spider webs.

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Yesterday’s spider web was just one of hundreds of webs on view thanks to the drops of water clinging to their lines.  Here’s a small section, highlighted by the sun behind them.

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Even when I don’t meet any people, there’s always someone willing to make a comment or two, although not always willing to do so to my face!

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Although there are drifts of daisies scattered throughout the prairie area, wild irises hide here and there.

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We’ve made it almost through the prairie section, but there are still some things to see.  Next week, we’ll take a look at them.

 

Quite a twist

Posted: April 30, 2016 in Nature
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One of the great things about winter and spring is being able to see things in nature that are normally covered by growth.  Along with drops of water, I love the twists and twirls of vines that come into their own when other growth is gone.  I guess you could say they hang in there.  🙂

Photo not retouched, merely cropped and autographed.

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I’d love to share a photo of me and my husband retired and traveling the world, but it’s a difficult shot, even with my Nikon, as it hasn’t yet happened. Instead, I’ll share this bit of future waiting to happen, while outside the rain-snow mix and wind continue, a spring day in NE Illinois.  🙂

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Sue at WordVisual has invited me to take part in the Seven Day Nature Challenge, seven days of nature photos and a further nomination each day.  Not sure there’s anyone I know left to nominate, but as nature’s what I photograph most of the time, I’m glad to hop in and participate.

This shot is from this fall on the river in the park where I regularly walk, watching the seasons change as I renew my soul. For today, I nominate Judy at New England Garden and Thread.  Judy not only enjoys nature, she cares for and creates nature in her garden.  Judy, you’re welcome to participate or not as you choose.

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