There are few things as enjoyable as being able to comfortably and casually head outside on a beautiful Spring day after experiencing Winter. Continue reading
Close-up photography is probably my favorite style; I have always been fascinated by seeing things that appear small to the naked eye shown up close and in great detail. The floral works by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) left a deep impression on my sense of aesthetics in this way I think. Of course I could not resist this Weekly Photo Challenge by The Daily Post.
The butterfly in this photo, which I believe to be an Enodia creola, allowed me to get rather close, an unusual occurrence compared to my previous endeavors to photograph butterflies. Totally unafraid, perhaps even determinedly, this butterfly repeatedly landed on shoulders and arms until I finally went to snag my camera. Although I cannot get as close as I would like with my current lens, the level of detail in the photographs such as this that I can get is still satisfying.
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To celebrate the burgeoning life of our favorite park and Michigan in general, we revisted Wildhorn Rock and the place I now call Flowersong Crest (the hilly area being named for the abundant flowers, the constant sounds of birds and frogs, and its position in the southern part of the park’s overall Celtic medicine wheel as described in the Settling of the Manor of Tara), gathering flowers and burning offerings to Cernunnos (the predominant spirit of Wildhorn Rock) and other spirits of place for the continued fecundity and fertility of the surrounding lands.