Friday, July 12, 2013

Golden/ Evening [Nurture Photography Challenge]

This week instead of participating in my usual Sunday scavenger hunt, I decided to play along with Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light for their Summer Nuture Photography Challenge. This week's theme is Golden/Evening, so here we go!


This summer I have posted several times about our ladybug tree. We have watched the entire life cycle of the ladybug before our eyes, which has been really awesome. I was especially excited when I discovered a ladybug that had just come out of its pupa. The wing covers are yellow because they haven't hardened yet. As the wing covers harden they turn red and the black spots appear. So cool!


One of my neighbors has beautiful golden mums. So yesterday afternoon I headed for their sunny spot to take some pictures yesterday before it rained. I found a ton of little bees, busily gathering pollen and I managed to get some really lovely pictures.


I had intended to take a walk yesterday evening to capture the golden light of evening, but it rained. So much for evening sunlight! Not to be deterred, I took my umbrella and went walking anyway. I loved these little berries I discovered along the way.


I have no idea what kind of berry these are, but I thought they were pretty. I quite enjoyed my little walk in the rain. When my three small children go to sleep in the evening it is my time for a little peace and tranquility.

And finally, here are some wildflowers. Or perhaps they are weeds.


Either way, I think they are lovely and after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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15 comments:

  1. Your pictures are stunning.

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  2. Great captures! Love the ladybug and the bokeh.

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  3. Your Mum pictures are stunning! How fun to capture a bee too.

    Have a great weekend, HM.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous images, every one of them! I particularly enjoyed your ladybug. I'm a nature freak and have never seen that. You learn something new everyday! (visiting from Nurture Photography) http://cherylmccainphotography.com/nurturing-photography-july-12-2013/

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  5. Gorgeous photos, I love all the different shades of golden yellow. That ladybug is really fun, I bet my son would love to watch the ladybug life cycle like that!

    Thanks for taking part in the Nurture Photography Challenge :)

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  6. Beautiful! The yellow ladybird is very pretty, I haven't seen one before.

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  7. Each photo is beautiful! I love the light in your wildflowers/weeds photo!

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  8. Those are VERY little bees! Nice to see them. :)

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  9. I like the black and white details on the head and thorax of the ladybird beetle, and contrast of the rough tree bark. The wet berries and sunlit weeds and flowers are interesting too.

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  10. Beautiful shots! How interesting about the lady bugs...never knew that! :)

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  11. That was interesting about the ladybug! Cool shot!

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  12. Your photos are gorgeous! I am wondering what lens you took these with! I love them all!

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  13. Beautiful photos! That ladybug was so interesting. I never knew that is what they look like fresh from the pupa. I would love it if you would share this with us over at Photog Show and Tell.

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  14. These are gorgeous photos! I just love the insects and the light. :) Thanks for sharing with us in the Nurture Photography Challenge! Have a great day. :)

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