Sunday, February 26, 2012

Humming Along

The hummingbird is such a delicate creature to watch as they flit from one branch to another. I wait for them each year, as the sun warms the sky, so that I too can become part of their world. If I sit quietly beneath them, I can take pictures of them all afternoon.

A couple of years ago, I realized that if I kept the colour of my clothing close to the colour in the nature around me, they were rarely bothered by me... as long as I moved slowly.

The Liebster Award

To be recognized for something is a wonderful feeling, especially when it is least expected. Photography and writing are two of my most favorite things, I share both with the world on some level, and Kat has been kind enough to share this award with me. Thank you Kat!

(qtd. by Kat)

According to Dawn:
The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.

The five blogs I chose are:

Kathy the Giggling Truckers Wife

Tim O - Who Never Really Wanted to be a Fireman

Daph at My Distant Husband

Pleasing to the Eye

Christopher, who is more than Just Another Government Employee

I am passing the torch to those whom I find just as deserving of recognition.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island is a little slice of paradise on the Georgia coastline. Settled just past the corridor of long, sweeping, moss covered trees that line the streets of Savannah, is a small place with strip style dining just off of the beach, tourist attraction trinket shops, and the magick that is Tybee Island.

I have a fondness for the sound of the ocean waves lapping at the sun baked shores. I also treasure times spent on the back porch swing, so you can imagine my enthusiasm for a place where I could indulge in both. It was like a quiet symphony played out on natures breath.

It was a long drive from where we started, which meant that we did not have many hours of daylight to enjoy before the gloaming sky surrounded us. We indulged in some tasty local cuisine, at one of the strip eateries along the beachfront. Then we walked along the shores, played along the sandy waters edge, and gazed at the lighthouse as the sun faded into night. I'm glad I got some photos while I was there, it may be a long while before I am close enough to see Tybee Island again.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Butterfly Daisy

Butterfly Daisy

I'm not sure what kind of butterfly this is, I just liked the colour combination between the flower and his wings.

Swallow Tail Tip

Swallow Tail Tip

In hindsight, I should have taken a shot of this whole cherry blossom tree, it was covered in butterflies.



In order to capture the essence of this dragonfly, I had to lay down in the grass, cheek pressed to the ground and shoot upward into the overcast sky. That is a blade of grass he is resting on. The photo was taken in southern Florida, where dragonflies dance all over the ground. There was one of his kind about every 6 square inches over the entire area I was shooting in.