Showing posts with label closeup. Show all posts
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blooms For Two ...



“Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.”
                     ~ Alma Gluck
                                    ~ 1884-1938

A pair of white butterflies sip nectar on a sweet summer afternoon in late August at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Savoring In Springtime ...



              “Carpe Diem !”
                  ~ Carpe diem is a Latin aphorism, usually translated “seize the day,” taken from book one of the Roman poet Horace’s work “Odes” (23 BC)

It’s carpe diem for this squirrel as it seizes the day and savors a springtime evening in early June at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shimmer Of Blue ...



“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild …”
           ~ Stephen King
                         ~ born 1947

A beautiful tree swallow – known for its iridescent blue-green color upper parts – comes out of of its nesting box in early June at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

While there are young or eggs in the nest, adult tree swallows frequently dive bomb intruders, including curious humans, and attempt to drive them from the area – I personally know this to be true, and so does my camera!