"For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." ~ Khalil Gibran And the Autumn comes and with it there is light, colours and water, sent to decorate the world and make it look beautiful in its last moments of life before winter comes and sweeps it all away.
"Fungi are the grand recyclers of the planet and the vanguard species in habitat restoration" ~ Paul Stamets They are also incredibly beautiful and some of them are bloody delicious too especially when cooked in butter with garlic. I think like so much of out natural world we take these strange and wonderful things for granted and yet they are an vital part of our ecosystem. Without them, well we don't know exactly what would be the outcome of such a situation but there is quite a bit of science that indicates it would not be a good thing.
“One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.” ~ Eric Carle It is hard to tell from this picture the size of this beautifully fluffy caterpillar but trust me when I say he was not a tiny caterpillar and had definitely been filling his belly ready for the next stage in his life-cycle. I discovered him sunning himself on my front door and he was about 5cm long. Hopefully he will find somewhere safe and warm to wrapped himself up and over-winter ready for his…
"Poetry is a fresh morning spider-web telling a story of moonlit hours of weaving and waiting during a night." ~ Carl Sandburg This was taken in the later afternoon as the sun was dipping low in the sky. I love how the web seems to be glistening with rainbow colours where the light is catching it. I took it with my macro lens hence the shallow depth of field and only a slim portion of the web being in focus. Again I like the result though because it has created very subtle little bokeh effect. I am not a particular…
"When the flower blossoms, the bee will come." ~ Srikumar Rao I love how the bee's colours seems to be match the middle of this flower perfectly and how his wings and the folds in the petals have slightly similar structures. This was a grab shot if I am honest but sometimes those turn out to be some of the best.
"But pleasures are like poppies spread—You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed" ~ Robert Burns Another one from the series of images I took in a field of poppies that I stumbled across on one of my walks. I love the little bug who seems to peering over the edge of the petal at the drop below.
"Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." ~ Katharine Lee Bates I wish I could say this beauty is growing in my garden. It is actually in my Mum's beautiful oasis that she has created. I do have some lovely roses but this one really takes the rose crown because not only is is stunning but it's scent matched it's beautiful looks.
Roses are red, Violets are blue; But they don't get around Like the dandelions do. ~ Slim Acres This quote made me chuckle. I have to admit that as a general rule I leave the dandelions be. In fact I am not a big weeder so unless something is totally out of hand I let it alone. I think dandelions are rather beautiful, they have lovely sunny yellow blooms that are then replaced with something so delicate and perfect that only nature really knows how to create.
"When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited." ~ Ramakrishna I spent ages trying to get a shot of the bees on this flower. Timing is everything when it comes to taking a photograph but that is never more true than when you are dealing with wildlife, especially the small, fast moving, wildlife. Patience got me there in the end though and possible a little bit of luck.
"How brave a ladybug must be! Each drop of rain is big as she. Can you imagine what you'd do, If raindrops fell as big as you?" ~ Aileen Fisher This little lady landed on the arm of my chair out in the garden and then sat and waited patiently while I went and got my camera. She posed perfectly while I took her picture. The moment the shutter clicked, she set off into the sky. I hope to go and find some of the many tiny bugs that plague my roses but which will fill her belly.
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” ~ Henry David Thoreau And if you look very carefully you can find what is over your head also captured in the world beneath your feet. You just have to get down and dirty sometimes to see it.
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