Friday, September 13, 2013

Beautiful Farmland Nature Walk with Friends

Of all the many activities we're doing this fall, the nature walk group a friend organized is my favorite.  Last week, we went to the property of one of the families in the group.  Oh, this place was sublime!  It was one of those places that could rejuvenate and relax and simply make you happy just by being there.  The kids had such a good time with their friends, exploring, learning, and searching.  I drank in the sweet air, reveled in the feel of sun and shade and breeze, enjoyed the soft rhythmic feel of the grasses on my hand as we walked.  Leaves and bark and dirt, mountains, blue sky, bird song and insect hum, happy kids - there was plenty of food for the soul.
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Eastern Hophornbeam
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Arrowhead spider
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In the hayfield, I was hoping for a snake . . .
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but there were lots of grasshoppers instead.
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Winged elm
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Hickory
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Velvet ant (Photo by Larkin)
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Ladybug pupa
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Scoliid wasp on hoary mountain mint
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Garden spider
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Treasures!
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2 comments:

  1. Those are such beautiful photos. I was just wondering what kind of lens you have on your camera. I'm no photographer but I was trying to take a picture of a spider spinning its web in the garden the other day and the results were not so great.

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  2. This is what it says on the lens: canon efs 18-135mm, image stabilizer, macro 0.45/1.5ft

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