Saturday, July 28, 2007

Nature Walk!

Today Chris and I decided we needed to get away for a while so we went to the woods where Chris deer hunts. We didn't realize how hot and humid it was out until we started on our hike. There are 2 ponds and a couple of creeks on the land. Chris has taken me up there in the late fall and winter before. It sure looks different during the summer. We were surprised at how many different kinds of dragonflies there were at the big pond. We took pictures of 5 different kinds, but only got good shots of 3 of them. They sure are quick little guys.

This is a shot across the "big pond". There was so much noise from the buzzing dragonflies and from the bullfrogs. It was still very peaceful.

This is by the smaller pond. The hill behind it is almost all pine trees for as far as you can see.

This butterfly is really small (maybe the size of a quarter), but has some very beautiful markings.

We spent about 2 hours walking around and taking pictures. We hope you enjoy our trip as much as we did. Hopefully you got to stay cool during it :)


Jean said...

Thanks for the hike, I feel great now! Super photos as always. Mom

Wicked Gardener said...

I love bugs! These are especially pretty. (Isn't it great when Mom posts?)

kris said...

That looks like a great place to hike - very pretty!

Mark said...

Hi Laurie and Chris,

I am officialy jealous of your dragonflies, lovely shots of your day out.

Cheers Mark

Christa said...

It looks like a wonderfully serene place. Your photos are gorgeous. I especially like the dragonflies.

Susie said...

You two sure have a beautiful area to hike and take such great photos!
Those ponds look like a great place to just sit and soak up the beauty of nature..

PEA said...

I am always amazed at how clear and sharp your close ups are!! Such beautiful pictures...I love it that you both really pay attention to the little creatures that most people brush off as pests and don't take the time to really look at how fascinating their markings and such are!! xox

farmingfriends said...

The photographs of the scenery are stunning. Thanks so much I feel like I have been on the walk too.
Sara from farmingfriends

Ann said...

Love the photo the second photo of the dragonfly. Great shot. And the small butterfuly is beautiful.