The photo above was cropped and edited from this next photo.
I tried and tried to get a shot with the wings extended. This next one was the best I could do. Photos can be quite deceiving...butterflies do not hold still for more than a second or two giving very little time to focus and frame the scene so don't think I planned for the wing tip and tail tips to be cut off.
There were storms roaming around the area earlier this evening.
A lovely blue color was there for awhile.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Here's a photo I took a few minutes ago.
The lighting is courtesy of the setting sun.
Today was pleasant, weatherwise and otherwise. I took a walk, planted a few more seeds in the garden, and fixed meals. I baked one of my favorite foods, chocolate brownies, from a tried and true recipe I've used for years. I put my own spin on it by using oil instead of butter (to make me think the brownies are "healthier"), brown sugar instead of white (to make them moister), and white/whole wheat flour instead of white (again, to make me imagine they are "healther"). I enjoyed one warm from the oven with ice cream on it. Yum, yum!
Yesterday my husband and I took a day trip to visit kids and grandkids. I shot drive-by photos along the way and was looking forward to using them on the blog but then somehow managed to delete them when we got home. In consolation, today I took another photo of the wild phlox now blooming along our road.
Its probably obvious that I'm barely holding on to the blogging habit. Everyday I consider just quitting because I have little enthusiasm for it anymore. I've been through this before and maybe will get over it.
I've been blogging since early 2007. I'm fifty-something and live on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa. I have a husband and four grown children and four grandchildren. Taking pictures keeps me sane and I like the blog because its weed-free, dust-free, and organized.