Thursday, April 4, 2019

A few Forgotten Pics

I love taking hikes! 


 And I really enjoy working on the photos when I get home. 


But there are always a few photos that get overlooked when I write a post.


We've have so many wildflowers right now and lots of butterflies.


There are SO many big grasshoppers and dragonflies that they run into you when you're walking! 


A leaf hopper!


He's teeny tiny!


Every color dragonfly!


A pretty Cardinal.


And a Sandhill Crane!


Just a few things to be thankful for this week! Are you having pretty weather now too?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays 
and Cooking and Crafting with J&J HERE.

29 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I like your hikes. Gorgeous natures photos. I love the dragonflies and the crane. Beautiful butterflies and blooms. Lovely post. Wishing you a happy day!

Susie said...

Diane, You certainly have a nature walk when you go hiking. I love seeing all the things you see. But oh no way do I want a grasshopper jumping on my...they are too prehistoric looking.LOL. Love the cardinal. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

clicking means you can re-love every hike you've ever taken. I love the old photos that come up on my desktop.

Sandy said...

I truly love your hiking pictures. I wish I were better with a camera. Maybe one day:)

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh what beautiful pictures! Our weather here in northwest Indiana is still "iffy".... some gorgeously sunny with temps in the 50's and some rainy & cold with temps barely reaching up out of the 30's. It's the coldest spring I can remember but then again, my memory's not so good anymore. :-D It will warm up here too, all in good time. Happy Thursday. Love, Andrea xoxo

Tom said...

...you see some neat stuff on your hikes.

Kate said...

Oh my ... these are awesome photos! I love dragonflies and at our summer cabin we usually see four varieties.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful nature shots ~ favorites are the macro insect shots! Awesome ^_^

Happy Days to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Laurie said...

Such beautiful photos you gave to see today, that cardinal stands out so beautifully, the insects are such amazing detailed photos, wonderful. What would do without your hikes lol,,

Mia said...

Amazing photos, my friend. Oh I love flowers and butterflies! And the cardinal is awesome!!! Kisses!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such beautiful nature pictures you've shared here Diane, I loved everyone of them :)

All the best Jan

Nanaland said...

Lovely photos for sure Diane.

Debbie said...

our weather is pretty here right now, low 60's, springlike, not too hot!! these temperatures are perfect for me!!

you are seeing a lot of "good stuff" on your walks, here, i am still waiting for wildflowers and butterflies. but we have crocus and daffodils and they are quite beautiful!!!

Zaa said...

Fabulous Diane ... Your hiking pictures are spectacular ... You always have such interesting nature shots ... I love the butterfly and dragonfly images. It’s as if they posed for you. We are experiencing unusually cold weather here... and other snow storm is on it’s way ... so there’s no sign of spring yet... Your post was such a welcoming sight...Thank you for sharing the beauty

Debby Ray said...

You are like me...or I'm like you...anyway, I do the same thing when I am out and about hiking or exploring. I just can hardly wait to get home and play with my photos! Great minds.....:D Hugs!

Out on the prairie said...

You really got up close and personal with a number of subjects. Lovely shots, I often just like to hunt butterflies or dragonflies

Lea said...

A Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly! I have seen only one in my life - I was so excited! Actually I get excited to see all kinds of butterflies! We had a gorgeous day yesterday, but rain today. But hey, it is rain that makes the flowers grow!

DeniseinVA said...

So many pretty things to see on your walks and thank you for sharing them. We are having pretty weather also, yesterday and today. So lovely to get outside in warm sunshine :)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, I love looking at the lovely photos you take on your hikes. The butterflies and the cardinal are so nice. Great photography work.
Hope you have a nice weekend
Julie

Terri D said...

I am always thankful to see your posts here! Your photography is so very good and so very interesting! Thanks, always, for sharing!

Ann said...

Wonderful photos. I always enjoyed coming back and looking through the pictures and getting them ready to post .

Vee said...

Pretty weather? What is that? Pretty above; pretty awful below with more snow on its way.

That’s why I like hanging out with the cheerful people who have pretty things to share.😁

happyone said...

Excellent pictures from your walk. What great closeups!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these photos are wonderful, Diane. I especially like the red cardinal. It is a dream of mine to one day see the red cardinal. They are beautiful birds, and we don't see them here where I live. The dragonfly picture is cool, and you can see its detailed wings. And the leaf hopper on the yellow flower is so pretty. And you got the butterflies - those are sure hard to take a picture of.

Have a nice and restful weekend, and I hope you get to take another hike.

~Sheri

Charlene N. K. said...

These are also lovely little creatures to "collect" while hiking. Nice photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Diane -- your forgotten photos are better than most I post. Fabulous and yes definitely sights to be thankful for.

Carla from The River said...

Fantastic photos!! As always my friend. :-)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful collection of photos you gathered into a stunning post! Love all the butterfly and insect pictures, really great photography as it is hard to get them without movement in the photo! I enjoy taking pictures when I am outdoors too, and you are right, they don't always fit into a particular post, it is fun to do a post like this :) We don't have red cardinals here, and they truly are an amazingly beautiful bird. Have a blessed and lovely week ahead!

Jeanie said...

Magnificent photography on those insects! Why, you can practically see inside them! Beautiful work, Diane.