Posts Tagged ‘water lilies’

While in Wyoming, my preferred method of transportation is on the back of a horse. But I do a reasonable amount of walking. Today’s walk was broken up by bits of driving as the various parts some at some distance from the cabin. Mind you, on these roads driving speed isn’t always very different from walking, especially when driving a non-four-wheel drive vehicle!

These butterflies were everywhere this summer. I had a bit of fun with editing in this first shot.

Some distance from our cabin is Park Lake reservoir. One summer during a recent drought, the water level was so low that you could ride or walk well into it. Thankfully this year it was filled with water, a haven for fishermen and people who love water sports. Or you just might want to spend some time admiring the view as my daughters and I did.


Trio” is the theme for this week’s photo challenge. While winter is approaching with a cold front that promises snow, I’m harking back to warmer, more colorful times with this shot of a trio of water lilies.

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating next week. Whether or not November 26th is Thanksgiving for you, I urge you to take time to count your blessings anyway.   I think you’ll be surprised how many there are.

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Here’s the link to the song.  If you enjoy it, consider buying the CD.  It’s well worth it.  I get nothing if you do except the knowledge that you’ll certainly enjoy it.  I’m not sure if posting this violates copyright laws.  If you know that it does, please let me know and I’ll remove it.

Another first Monday, so our photos today are from nature. Nature’s one of my favorite subjects, making it difficult to decide what photos to use. I went back a few summers to a day when I was meandering around the small lake near our house. It’s a wonderful place to get a bit of nature in the city but if I walk for exercise, I don’t take my iPad or camera because I stop too often. When I go for pictures, I know it will take some time to work my way around the lake.

I spotted the bird (probably a crane) and s/he was nice enough to stay put while I took some photos. The second photo is one of my favorites, my “Monet’s Lilies” picture. They’re both unedited and taken with my iPad.  I like the not-quite-sharp, slight muted quality of both the shots, although it wasn’t something I did intentionally.

A happy Monday to you!