Chasing Butterflies

I revisited my inner girl today and chased butterflies through a field. But not this one.  He posed for me last summer, back when I still shot everything on Auto. Today all the butterflies were in league to frustrate my attempts to capture them on my camera. Just as I would zoom in for a close up, away they flew. There’s only so much running a forty-something with a heavy camera hanging around her neck will do. The closest I came to these yellow babies was this: Shame on those uncooperative butterflies.  I just couldn’t compete with the early nectar … Continue reading Chasing Butterflies

Springtime Gardening

Last Thursday was the first day of spring, which just happens to be my favorite season of the year. It’s a time of new birth and new beginnings. One of my greatest frustrations when we lived in Maryland was that spring came so late in the year compared to Texas. I’m looking outside right now at a bush that has burst into bloom. The Bradford Pear trees have already flowered and are covered with beautiful leaves. The dead grass is daily being replaced with new growth. This is the time of year when my nose runs and my soul soars, … Continue reading Springtime Gardening