Sunday, August 18, 2019

Flying Flowers and Others

When I go out for either a walk or a drive, I try to have an open mind as to what I might see or be able to capture with my camera.
On a walk at Lake Minniwasta, earlier in June, I enjoyed the peaceful lake scenes, but I quickly realized that there was so much more to see.

A wild rose, blooming right beside the path was reason enough to stop and get a picture.If you look carefully, you can see the little photo bomber in the middle of the flower.

On this particular day, I saw several butterflies.This one looks a little tattered, but still beautiful.

I am not going to try to name each one as I am just not that knowledgeable about these.
This small butterfly is subtly coloured but so pretty. He seemed to be soaking in the warm rays of the sun.

I know this is one sort of skipper. He also was enjoying the warm sunlight.

Did I mention the peaceful lake scenes? Well this is one of them.Oh how I enjoy those quiet walks at the lake in early summer.

Something To Think About:
I love this verse.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.


  1. Lovely photos and a beautiful scripture verse to go with them. Thanks for sharing dear Ruth. Have a great week. It seems like you'll soon be back to driving the school bus unless you've retired from that. Keep enjoying all of that glorious beauty that surrounds you. Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  2. Enjoyed those wings of nature including the photo bomber. And such a serene setting. Thanks for sharing that reassuring verse. Appreciate your identifying the version with the verse. Have a great week.

  3. Some of the butterflies I have seen here have been quite battered too. Beautiful post!

  4. Lovely! Do you know the name of the brown butterfly? I have not seen that one before. I have a good butterfly book, so I guess I will have to search it and see if I can find it.

  5. Oh, I love to see butterflies...I love that small one about the skipper...I don't know its name. I hope to remember to come back and see if anyone names it. And maybe get my book on butterflies and give a look. and I love that lake scene.

  6. Wonderful pics Ruth, thanks for sharing them with us. I so love watching butterflies.

  7. A purple wild rose! I have never seen or heard of such a thing, it is gorgeous! The pale grey butterfly is beautiful as well.

  8. Me too! The quiet, serenity that surrounds...and beauty everywhere is just a perfect day. Thanks for letting me tag along.

  9. I always enjoy your scenes from your walks along the lake. I've also enjoyed your pictures of the butterflies and flowers.

  10. Beautiful pictures as always.
    So much beauty around us.
    One reason I like walking is that it gives you a chance to see so much more.

  11. I love the tiny skipper and the small butterfly sunbathing, the shadow makes it even better

  12. gorgeous images ruth!! i am not familiar with the second butterfly, i wonder what it is?? it sure is pretty!!! i released 2 today and i have lots more coming!!!

  13. Getting out in nature is wonderful, and when you see flutterbys, bees, hummers, birds, etc. is a bonus!

  14. I ave to keep reminding my self that I need to keep my hand in HIS. There I will not be shaken.
    Some lessons are harder than others to learn!
    Love your peaceful photos and those of the butterflies too.
    I am encouraged that we are seeing more butterflies this year than the last several years. Hubby and I kept talking about "Silent Spring"...maybe things are looking up.

  15. Prachtig. Thank you so much for your words and photos, Ruth.

  16. i love all the wings ... what beautiful critters. so fun. great shots. hope u r having a good week. been picking up after a wild wind thunderstorm yesterday. i guess that is normal for this time of the year. but lots of limbs/sticks to pick up. good exercise i guess. ( ;


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