I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Jun 30, 2009

Hide and Seek

Over the next several days I will be sharing images from my recent zoo trips (I've been four times this past month to three different zoos.) I hope you enjoy them.

Jun 18, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Near the entrance of the Nature Preserve. These beautifully dressed trees are now all green but are they not just gorgeous at the height of their spring color.

Jun 17, 2009

Where's the Goldfinch?

I followed this goldfinch for a bit and knew where he landed. It wasn't until after I pulled the image up on the computer that I realized how well he blended and looked just like the other dandelions on the ground. So do you see him?

Jun 14, 2009

My Boys

My boys on Mother's Day. They love being out in nature. They get excited whenever they see one of the strollers or the wagon come out because they know it means an adventure.

Jun 12, 2009

Shimmering Satin

My bargain flowers that we bought the other day. We splurged and bought cut flowers, two half dozen bundles for $1.49 a piece. They were so pretty, I couldn't resist. And for $3.00 I was able to beautify my home for a brief time period. I still look at the grocery store every now and then to see if there are any more bargains like this to be found.

Jun 11, 2009

Baltimore Beauty

My first sighting of a Baltimore Oriole and I got him captured in pictures. I followed this guy around the tree for a good fifteen minutes. I loved the contrast of the orange with the light pink blossoms.

Jun 10, 2009

Glimpses of Blue

So the other day, well Mother's Day to be exact, we were walking through the preserve and I'm admiring the beautiful color of this tree's blossoms. What would I see land in the tree? None other than a gorgeous Blue Jay who looks even more striking in the tree. Sure enough I get the camera aimed at him and focused and just before I can snap the picture...

He flies away.

Jun 8, 2009

Mother Goose

Funny story about this picture. I was standing there taking pictures of this goose not making much of myself just standing there shooting pictures. As I put my camera down, it is just in time to see the male goose comes flying straight at me. I barely have time to move out of the way. So now my heart is racing a bit. As I turn to see where the goose is headed, I see another goose trying to move in on the obvious territory that has been established. It was a rather exciting moment when he came flying at me, just glad that I wasn't really his target and that I was just in the path to his target. I do my best not to disturb nature. I love to capture nature on film or rather digital file now but not at the expense of hurting or disturbing things in order to do so. What is your most heart racing moment in your adventures of photography?

Jun 7, 2009

In Flight

My favorite shots of a Great Blue Heron. So far this is the best I have. I keep hoping to get a better shot of one. Sad thing is I only realized a few years ago that they were even in MI. To be honest growing up, I didn't see many birds besides Robins, Mourning Doves, Mallard Ducks, Canada Geese, and the occasional Blue Jay or Cardinal. I'm amazed that I have the love and desire to explore nature that I do. I need to do it more often but I will plan trips around nature centers and parks that I might be able to visit. Hope you enjoy today's photos.

Jun 4, 2009

From an A. A. Milne Story

I love to see trees survive despite being hollowed out. It always reminds me of Pooh and Piglet's home when I see trees like this. Yeah I know, I'm a softy, most people would probably think of other things but Pooh and Piglet it is for me.

Jun 3, 2009

I'm Back

I am back up and running. I have quite a few pictures to share. I have been taking pictures when I have had the opportunity but have only just had time to sort through and edit and get the ones I like ready for everyone to see. So some of these images are from the beginning of spring. I hope to post more regularly now that the extra events in my life have slowed down. Here's hoping.

My First Blogging Recognition

My First Blogging Recognition
from Louise at Potted Frog

My Second Blogging Recognition

My Second Blogging Recognition
from Mom of 4 at Our "Lil" Family

My Third Blogging Recognition

My Third Blogging Recognition
from Pam at The Conley Family