post #211, and, I'm proud to say, the start of my fifth year of doing these weekly posts
I have wanted to share what I saw in a brief period the afternoon of September 17, 2014. It is part of that aspect of photography that celebrates paying attention. Seeing. Noticing the light and the moment.
First, a photo at the pond, of a weed hanging over from the edge, gently touching water. To me it looks like it is tiptoeing out, reaching ever farther.
I then walk back to the house, passing the well and the "End of Summer" plants nearby. A neighbor gave us these plants many years ago, and they never disappoint. She called them End of Summers, though I know other plants also can go by that name.
I stop because I noticed a single butterfly, but I end up filming many of the other visitors as well. They just keep showing up. I must have hit some kind of prime time! Busy, busy!
I don't want to leave out the grasshopper who's hiding close by. He looks kind of lost but also very peaceful. Note: There are so many times when I am seeing stuff with my camera that I wish I had a biology degree. That was certainly true when I made the photos for Counting on the Woods by George Ella Lyon. I had so much to learn back then, besides how to use a tripod and such. Even a single biology course in high school or college would have helped.
So, to finish today, one last insect I saw recently that might not find a proper home on some future blog post. Location: on our chicken house outside wall. Name: I have no idea but would love to know, as usual. The shapes and lines fascinate me. Enjoy its beauty: