I happened to come across Jolene, the jewel beetle, during a hike in Arkansas. I placed her carefully on a leaf with the plan to have a funeral ceremony. My friend Tore handed me a larger rock to carry the … Continue reading Funeral for a Jewel in the Community
While in Arkansas, I attended Elizabeth and Robert’s wedding at the Garvan Woodland Gardens. Here’s a look at the Anthony Chapel. It’s quite a chapel in the woods! View of the inside. (with apologies that it’s a little blurry) The … Continue reading A Wedding in Arkansas
Whether you call them weeds or wildflowers… they certainly do attract butterflies! Here are some highlights from a recent visit to Oak Point Nature Preserve. I … Continue reading Wildflowers & Butterflies
Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: The moment was just too perfect. I spotted the fallen daffodil in the flowerbed, there was a hole nearby and I had my mourners in my camera bag. Time for a funeral service! The only factor that interrupted the solemn moment was a live band playing nearby. I couldn’t miss the chance to cha cha at the Arboretum. 😉 Continue reading Funeral Service for Daffodil
These are some of my best ladybug photos from the Dallas Arboretum. I didn’t expect the shot below to turn out, I was the hand model and photographer. Same photo, less cropped. Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum Camera: … Continue reading Ladybugs
My friend Tore and I were just about the only visitors at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden on a recent rainy day. It’s a little known secret that rainy or overcast days are THE BEST days to visit. Most … Continue reading Water Droplets as Texture
Date: March 4, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: Take the time to admire the daffodils – even when they are covered in dirt! Continue reading Spring Cleaning at the Dallas Arboretum!