Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SUMMER BREEZE...

Deep breath in....and slowly let it out...a-h-h-h ..now feel the warm sunshine on your face and the gentle breeze...gliding across and rippling the water, through the young cattails...then gently blowing through your hair....hear the few crickets and all the song birds singing. How's that for setting a mood?! That view of the pond reminds me of watercolors. I still have a few more daylillies in bloom, not many...doesn't the day lily look as if it's saying come her and look at me with her "finger" motion? Yes, I know I'm obsessed with the daylillies and dragonflies, but this dragonfly photo I caught was after a little ballet this speed racer and I did together. This was taken in the late evening...matter of fact, the rest of the dragonflies had retired. I was out doing a last walk of the day collecting my third jar of beetles..I must've woke up this guy...I've only seen him once this summer...he's a big one actually! Dragonflies are the fastest insects on earth...well, he showed off his talents like no other!! All around me he zoomed ...and close! I must've ticked him off? I had to run in the cabin for the camera..he waited for me and the ballet began! I set my camera on sports action to catch this photo... I probably took 50 shots. Just let me say...thank god we live way back in the woods...otherwise if anyone saw this scenario of me twirling and leaping around in circles...they would've had a good laugh and then made that call to the funny farm! As of late, I am finally seeing a couple of other butterflies rather than just the monarchs...this colorful beauty is resting on one of my Hydrangea trees. Somehow, I lost my 5th photo here..our connection is so bad due to our location and being in a valley type setting...I can be working on something and I lose it...very frustrating!! So, use your imagination on the last photo...I don't know... maybe visualizing my ballet? Do I need to set the mood again?...no, for your sake, I won't go there!



7 comments:

HappyMouffetard said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog. You have some absolutely gorgeous photos here - I will return!

joey said...

Delightful post. The meter man often catches me in wierd positions with my camera ... you are lucky to live in the wilderness ;)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Kim, I do the same and I'm sure by now my neighbours think I'm mad!! Such lovely photos, as usual. I haven't been so lucky with the colourful butterflies although I've been wading through slosh (a lot of rain, lately) to get THE photo of a pretty blue butterfly.
have a lovely weekend!

Mother Nature said...

Deep breath in....and slowly let it out...a-h-h-h ..now feel the warm sunshine on your face and the gentle breeze...gliding across and rippling the water, through the young cattails...then gently blowing through your hair....hear the few crickets and all the song birds singing.

OK, I'll just pause here a moment for the zen like experience..

I love the color of your beautiful daylily and I can see that come hither look.

Sunita said...

What do you know.... I do believe we're soul-sisters after all ! : D
The workers at my place cant figure out why I'm running behind pesky (to them) butterflies and birds with my camera. Pity I havent figured out how to get to the sports setting yet.
Beautiful photos, Kim. I do believe if Monet had a camera, his photos would've looked a lot like your 'waterworld' snaps.

cindee said...

Hi,
I had to hop over and check out your blog. Your photos are beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see more(-;

Eve said...

You set the mood beautifully. Maybe you should consider making a relaxation CD. : )

I love dragonflies, but I have yet to get a good pic. Billy says I need to read the instructions to my camera. That might help. I love daylily's too. My favorite is the old fashioned orange that is a staple in the South. The lady across the street has her fence lined with yellow daylilies, all the way around. It is something to see.