Segments of a decaying leaf.
There is no place quite like Yosemite National Park. It’s been a while since I visited the park – all my pictures were taken with my old Minolta film cameras. I’ve been looking through my slide collection lately and after looking at these pictures for the first time in over twenty five years, it was time to “scan” some of the slides so that they can finally be a part of my digital collection. Here are a few pictures from my last trip to Yosemite, taken in May 1994. I need to go back and visit this wonderful place once again. Of course, I can say the same thing about Bryce, Yellowstone, Arches, Acadia, the Tetons – the national parks are a true treasure that have endured for millennia. Let us work together to ensure that these landmarks, centuries from now, are still a source of wonder and inspiration for those who come after us. Assuming, of course, that Yellowstone doesn’t blow its top in the meantime.
On the seventh day of the seventh month in the seventeenth year of this century (okay, the 7 stuff breaks down on the fourth descriptor), I was fortunate enough to have my camera and macro lens at Meadowlark Gardens. Some of the best macro images I took over the summer (and in the last few years) were taken that day. Moth or butterfly? Beautiful either way.
How often do you get a bee “facing off” “against” a moth (second image)? Or two bugs sitting on a beautiful flower filled stem (first image)? Or have a moth willing to have a lens close enough to see elements in its eye (third image)?
Recent images of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds taken at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. A great place for quiet contemplative walks, bird watching and reconnecting with yourself. Flowers and plants galore. A short drive from Tysons Corner, Virginia and Wolf Trap Farm Park.