Healing Through Pictures

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Old Mother Hubbard

I can see why Old Mother Hubbard would have been frightened if this creature would have sat down beside her. Now can anyone identify this spider for me? It’s web was quite large, and went from the ground up to the Magnolia tree in I believe tree points of connections.

I took pictures of both sides.

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If you know what it is please let me know. It is very sci-fi looking.

Strike A Pose

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The squirrels are becoming some of my favorite models. I love their cute poses and silly facial expressions.

Another One Of Nature’s Gifts

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With all of the shots of nature that I take you would think that I live out in the country on a farm with woods surrounding me, not even close. I am very blessed that my parents have always been Mr. and Mrs. DoLittle. Nature, except snakes, have always been welcomed and found safe a safe haven in our yard.

Thinking of Daddy’s Dr. DoLittle qualities, when we were young, my Daddy taught one of our dogs to play baseball. He watches Westerns with his Chihuahua Heidi now, and he will pretend shoot her with his finger “POW” and she will dramatically roll over and play dead.

They both taught me to love and respect Heavenly Father’s treaures.

If I Am Really Still

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I walked over where we put Tender’s corn on Saturday, and when I looked up I saw this cute guy enjoying a kernel on the pecan tree. His coat made him almost camouflaged. Quite a stealthy little guy.

Guard Frog

I posted this on my other blog. Love this big guy.

Reclaiming My Narnia

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This guy is growing, emphasis on growing, into an awesome guard frog. He is HUGE, looks like a mutant when next to his froggy pals. That is a watering bucket outside my door that he was proudly perched on when we came home last night.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic–Butterfly Surgery

As a child I loved chasing butterflies from flower to flower, I suppose chasing was putting it lightly. Stalking was more like it. Those poor traumatized butterflies.

I remember one day being very very young and playing with one of our butterflies until nearly all the dust was off his wings. I was so very sad the he could not fly. He tried but just walked around. I just knew we had killed him, as I looked at his wing dust on our little fingers.

We thought and thought what we should do. I had a brilliant idea. Our dirt was dusty like the dust on his wings, so I dusted his wings really good, and said a little prayer, and you know what? He flew, it took him a couple of times, but he flew away.

I have always wondered if it was the dirt dust or Heavenly Father answering the prayers of a child who had tender growing faith.

My photographs are of butterflies. I noticed the wings of the orange butterflies are kind of worn. I wonder if they too have been stalked, captured, and then became a child’s miracle too.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

Working with telephoto today. It was the only way I could get the squirrels at play and eating.

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Bringing Home A Baby Bumble Bee

I am having a ball with the Macro lens.  WOW!  Just WOW!  I cannot wait to try out the telephoto, too.

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The next was a pretty large bumble bee.  I didn’t realize bees were so fast or so hairy.

Bumble Bee on Petunia  Clear 6-27This is the stuff my nightmares are made of.  I tell you what.  I do not know why I sneeze like crazy when I get in from taking pictures.

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I found Smurf Village.  Couldn’t find the little blue guys though. They must have been somewhere else.

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This is what Bec’s nightmares are made of.  No Bec,  I did not kill it.  It hopped flower to flower.

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The Frog and the Dragon Fly

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I was excited to capture these two shots.  It is like they knew I was having a rotten day yesterday and so they posed for me.  Thanks little creatures, you make my day.

Dragon Fly, What Big Eyes You Have!

It is interesting once YOU capture something in photo, it becomes yours, and you start noticing things you have not before.  I have noticed the beauty of dragon flies before, even commented on a blog recently about how beautiful their pictures were, but it was not until today when I looked at my pictures that I noticed just how large their eyes are.  Photographers truly do see through different eyes.  I am not in the class with the pros, I will never reach that point, but I am so excited for the eyes that I see through now.

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