"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, September 28, 2012

Nature is an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.
George Washington Carver
I thought about these words over the past week as Sophie and I were out and about on one of our long walks.........
It seems that "nature" was calling out to me everywhere I turned.

Look at the detail in those fragile wings!

Sometimes, I find a surprise............when I really don't want to.

I spend a great deal of time..........chasing the elusive butterfly...........

this one looks as if it came right out of the pages of a vintage nature print book.........
doesn't it?

My zinnias are now coming into bloom....( a post for later)
 

and the butterflies find out very quickly.

This beautiful creature was flitting in and out, in front of Sophie and I and it suddenly came to rest and allowed me to get very close for it's photo...........

then it slowly opened up it's wings as if to say........
"now look!"
Aren't those colors beautiful?
I think it's white edged wings look as if they were crocheted.........
don't you think?

Out in the muddy cotton field, came these two , hopping along.......
they are under 1/2 inch!

No one likes the lonely stink bug.........
but they are wonderful models for a photo!
I am always amazed at how shiny it stays in the Texas dirt and dust..........
black cars are shiny, but they don't stay that way!

And this tiny little dragon........
the horned toad........
still so small.
No matter what species............
all babies are cute.............
don't you think?
How about you?
What has nature been broadcasting and what has God been speaking to you?
I would love to hear!
 


19 comments:

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! The nature here speaks to me all the time be it in our yard , the fields , forest , as Miggy and I love to walk amongst it all like you and your Sophie . I the sounds , sights and even the smells of nature and try to capture as much as I can ! There's nothing more I love to do ! Have a wonderful day !

Daisy said...

Wonderful photos, Kathleen! The edge of the butterfly's wings do look like they are crocheted! I love the tiny little toads or frogs, whichever they are. I hope you have a nice weekend! :-)

Karen said...

I love all the little critters and you took very nice pictures of them. The dragonfly's wings are beautiful and all of the little toads are adorable! All creatures are important, aren't they?

Sherri Farley said...

Wondrful post! Like you, I love all things in nature, I too find beauty in the "ugly"!!!

Magnolia Tea said...

Your photos of the dragonfly are exceptional, and the butterflies are just plain beautiful!

The stinkbugs here in Tennessee are not shiny or black. They're really ugly and are trying their best to invade our home.

Have a great weekend!

peggy said...

You have some beautiful creatures in Texas, not so many in my small Michigan yard but I have had some hummingbirds this week and some butterflies and some big ol' mantis. I really enjoyed the photos of the cotton also.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I am crazy for your little horned toad. I haven't seen one for years and I used to play with them, very gentle they are. You are right, the butterflies look like some in my old books. Remember when I said i hadn't seen cotton here in Central Calif. Well, last week we had to go to Fresno and passed a huge field full of cotton, not to mention endless acres of corn ready to pick. And along a pond, a flock of geese resting from their flight. You are so right about nature.
xx
julie

Diana said...

How beautiful Kathleen, all your lovely creatures and blessings. That's a good question. I've been finding beautiful mushrooms, acorns,and it smells so very sweet outside as I ride my bike thru the woods. God does speak in such a beautiful way. I need to pause more and absorb his blessings. thanks dear friend for reminding me. love,Diana

Muddling Through said...

Kathleen you have a real gift for photography. Those pictures are gorgeous! Love the detail on the dragonfly wings. There truly is no excuse to deny God when His handiwork is all around.

Debra said...

Your dragonfly photos (and all the rest!) and very beautiful...It is so much fun for me to see another part of God's world.

Bev C said...

Hello Kathleen,

Gosh those photo's of the dragonfly are stunning. Hope you are going to make an embroidery out of them.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful photos! Such a thought-filled post. . .You've reminded me to look around and take notice!

Michaele said...

Awesome creature shots! Love the macros. The little frogs are so cute.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, that little horned toad was my favorite image today. There are still quite a few butterflies here and their beauty is always captivating and just as elusive.

Cgirl said...

The baby horned toad caught my heart. The horned toads have disappeared from my part of Texas.

Terry and Linda said...

Great post KATHLEEN!! You got some amazing photos!

Linda
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Marie said...

LOVE that dragonfly, the black butterfly and the baby horny toad!

Mini said...

Most beautiful wings I've ever seen! Thanks for posting:)

Mini said...

Most beautiful wings I've ever seen! Thanks for posting:)