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Far and Away

May 20, 2012

We did some exploring this afternoon to a location that we have been to before. We were not prepared for the heat, the bugs and had to watch out for snakes. Well, I was thinking snakes and not sure that my husband was. There was a lot of Nettle and the Blackberry bushes kept us from getting too close to the creek at certain places. 

I added my touch to this image. As I look at it, it  seems to take me to a far away place as I get lost in the color.

Don’t Blink! I saw a pretty butterfly flitting by me. I haven’t learned what the secret is to capture them. I’ll keep trying…


Yesterday there was a volunteer clean-up day in our community. We met at what is called the lodge, we signed in and they gave us each two small plastic bags and our choice of where we wanted to go. Afterwards we were given a free lunch. We chose the public picnic area which is closed for renovations. Our bags were a little flimsy for what debris we found and had to double bag. Anyway it was a worthwhile time, the lunch was very good and gave us the opportunity to meet some of our neighbors..

26 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2012 8:44 PM

    The secret to capturing butterflies is to be very, very lucky. I like the water shot!


  2. May 20, 2012 10:35 PM

    Each of your photos is a work of art!


    • May 21, 2012 8:57 PM

      Thank you Margaret! I sure am having fun and learning along the way..


  3. May 21, 2012 2:39 AM

    I love the top image! The colours remind my of Monet’s palette. 🙂
    I also love the idea of a local clean up effort, that’s so lovely; I bet it was very fulfilling!


    • May 21, 2012 8:58 PM

      Thank you Eve for stopping by to visit and for sharing your thoughts with me..


  4. May 21, 2012 3:08 AM

    Beautiful, Roberta!


  5. May 21, 2012 4:15 AM

    Fascinated me this first one… the colours are amazing… And flowers too… I am glad you had a nice day and met your neighbours…Thank you dear Roberta, with my love, nia


  6. May 21, 2012 6:40 AM

    The water looks mesmerizing, calm and relaxing. It sounds like the cleanup went well and was a win-win for everyone. Have a great week!


  7. May 21, 2012 7:30 AM

    Me parecen preciosas todas las fotografías, pero la primera me parece un cuadro impresionista.
    Muy bellas¡¡¡¡¡
    Un abrazo


  8. May 21, 2012 11:54 AM

    I love what you’ve done with the first image – I really like its abstract quality! I haven’t discovered the secret of photographing butterflies either!


    • May 21, 2012 8:47 PM

      Thank you…Meanderer! I am having a grand time with my photos lately.. Hmm! Butterflies..If only they would sit still while I fumble with my!


  9. Ellen permalink
    May 21, 2012 12:57 PM

    Love the capture of the butterfly wings tucked right in with those flower petals…pretty.
    Oh girl I was drained by the heat in Southern California this past weekend. My body isn’t as tolerant of heat these days. What a great community project. It’s so rewarding to participate in these events. Good for you…


    • May 21, 2012 8:45 PM

      Thank you …Ellen! I am sure you were glad to get back to cooler weather. I am not a fan of the heat myself..


  10. May 21, 2012 3:07 PM

    Exploring new places: always my favorite. I also love just the glimpse of the butterfly wing…something magical about it. 🙂


  11. May 28, 2012 5:43 PM

    truly awesome photographs…you’ve an eye for discerning the beauty of mother nature’s paint brush… 🙂


  12. September 19, 2015 1:20 PM

    Pretty Photographs! ❤


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