Whoa! I discovered macro mode!
Ingredients for GREEN HEALING:
A beautiful day. A classic Carolina sky.
A lovely bright Sunflower. A little silver Canon.
My little silver camera surprises me. I see people walking around with very fine cameras. They are impressively large and I’m sure those carrying bags include an assortment of lens. One day I might like to have a bigger and more powerful camera, but that’s a secret. I don’t want my sweet compact little Canon to hear me say that.
I love the ‘macro’ view of various insects, along with the delicate intricacies of tiny flowers. Photographing the life around the pond garden is always fun but again, a closer look is better. ‘Little Frog’ has grown. He (or she) mostly sits in the sun when I visit.
The newest garden critter, a baby turtle with a serious face and grand personality, usually found within a few feet of the frog doesn’t seem to like me, or my camera. I’m not sure which one bothers it more. The frog had to go clear to the other side of the pond to get away from the determined turtle while I took pictures. I must admit that although I love taking photos of wildlife, I don’t want to disturb the beloved critters I meet. I’ve noticed how some don’t like being photographed, particularly lizards and turtles.
My favorite part of the day was photographing Butterflies in the Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower) garden. I was in awe! Truly, I was.
Above, Our beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly sips sweet nectar from Tithonia. (Below) Swallowtail enjoys the same. Tithonia are my favorite flowers because of their prolific blooms, hardiness and obvious nectar production. Of course, the deep (and bright) orange color is pretty cool too.
Below: Our pretty Carolina Sky and a Swallowtail Butterfly
I’m very glad I took the time to play with my camera in the garden. The images of butterflies are vivid and clear in my mind. I can close my eyes and see swirling colors and merging outlines of transparent wings. I’ve had a few dreams of winged colors, which were nice to wake up with in my mind. I guess you could say I’m having macro ‘Green Healing’ dreams! Mother Nature is amazing.
In Gratitude to Mother Earth, Father Sky, the Butterflies, and one very special person who decided to plant the Tithonia Garden!
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