Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~ Chasing the Butterfly ~

Our weather has been absolutely beautiful these past few days, usually a slight breeze blowing and butterfly's flying. The other evening while walking I noticed the Autumn Sedum starting to turn , out of the corner of my eye I caught the wings of a butterfly. I slowly walked up and started snapping pictures right and left. My presence didn't effect the butterfly, it was almost like he or she wanted it's beauty captured.

I planted the Autumn Sedum many years ago after I'd read deer don't care for it. Up until then, almost every plant and tree I'd planted they had nibbled on. Each fall I enjoy seeing it go from a beautiful green to this intense shade of pink. As fall progresses the pink will get deeper in color, unfortunately it will also split in the middle and spread out, not a pretty picture. I often wonder if it does that to reproduce in the Spring, or if the weight of the blooms is too much for the base to hold itself together.

Another one of Mother Nature's little creatures, not as friendly or as pretty, but fun to capture on film.

With all that's been going on around here, the suttle and rich beauty of the butterfly gives me peace and renewed strength. I hope you can find time to walk with Mother Nature and enjoy her beauty.
Thank you ladies for hosting each week.