I turned around after photographing another flower at Camp McDowell
in Nauvoo, AL, and came face to face with this praying mantis.
As I sat with it, it turned and we gazed at each other.
The sunlight was beaming some spectacular glowing light
through these leaves at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
The sun was shining brilliantly on this Clematis one afternoon
while I was playing with my camera in the backyard.
Notice the yellow rose blooming in the background.
This beauty and I played in the wildflowers
at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL, until we
were both tired. It flew away and I went home.
In Atlanta, GA, my friend gazed up through the blooming pear tree
and encouraged me to take this lovely lady's portrait.
Photographed in our backyard this fern put on a swimmingly good show.
This native, Common Fleabane, was abundant
and particularly beautiful on one of my daily strolls on the property.
This incredible hibiscus with all its twirling stamens and luscious buds
was bursting fort with new life at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
I was quite busy eyeing butterflies during the Annual Butterfly Show
in Ohio's Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This beauty
paused briefly to have her photo taken.
The lotus has long been a symbol of meditation focus.
This one captured my focus at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Atamasco Lilies spring up only after a rain storm.
I was fortunate enough to catch them
on a peak day at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
The shadow of these two trees at The Birmingham
Botanical Gardens added a whole new dimension
to my idea of how light plays.
This majestic wonder was in the Childrens Garden
at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Notice the spider silk of a little critter playing.