Sunday, September 25, 2011

Even when it rains...

It was a good weekend.  The forecast was for rain, but I don't let that stop me.  Yesterday, while it was raining, the sun came out.  For the second time in a month, I got to see one of these!  I never saw a full one before!

 And today, when it was time to come home, I glanced in an open field and saw these guys.

And these guys.

And when this guy saw my camera, he said "buh bye".
 Some guys just don't like to be photographed.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Snake in a Lake

There is a park in the area that I've never really explored.  Yesterday, with a friend, I did.  It was beautiful.  There were mushrooms growing out of trees....
 There was the occasional turtle, covered with tiny little green leaves.
 I saw a dragonfly or two..
 And then... all of the sudden... what is that in the distance?
It's slithering and moving fast!  And getting closer!


 But he was on a mission, and went on his merry way.  I was never scared for even an instant.  Honest!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Monday, I was fortunate enough to be in a beautiful park in Indiana. Pokagon State Park has always been known to me for it's beautiful Lake James in the Summer, it's toboggan run in the Winter, and camping probably year around.  But if you get off the beaten path, you will find some amazing nature.  One of these places was a swampy area with beautiful spider webs that hang from the trees so gracefully, especially early in the morning when the dew drops are still clinging to the webs.
Spiders can scare me if they get too close, but they sure can build a great house.

There were birds...

and wood ducks...

And through the misty air, I even spotted a few horses.

It was a very fun day.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


This morning when I woke up it was raining.  And that made me a little sad.  But then the sun came out.  However, it was still raining.  And, well, you know what that means!!