Saturday, June 18, 2011

Still Playing Hard

 Snapping Turtle









 Nightshade






 A future butterfly weaving itself into a few leaves of this Whorled Milkweed.

Once in a while
I have to be
At one with nature
And get bug bites all over me
Having a grand time playing
Out on the prairie.

28 comments:

  1. Oh Steve! Sorry you missed the Challenge!
    Brenda had taken it over and I put the new link up over at my old Brenda Photo Challenge blog...
    hughugs

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  2. Turtles and butterflies, milkweed and meadows. What a nice post.

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  3. Beautiful moments out there in the prairie.
    Costas

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  4. Love your images! We love the same things! Saw you like milk and butterfly weed. Have you seen many Monarchs this year? (my count is so low) And I saw your Giant Swallowtail. I have not seen a one this year (sniff)

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  5. Great shots! I found a bunch of black-eyed susans today also and took a few shots. I think they have such glorious, "look-at-me", colors.

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  6. Wow! I'm so impressed. Those are absolutely beautiful.

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  7. What a glorious day you had, Steve. I had no idea nightshade was so pretty. Great photos. :)

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  8. gorgeous pictures today. I'm very far behind in my reading and trying to catch up with everyone today. I would have commented on your last post but the snake scared me off :)

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  9. Love it all - especially now that I've seen Iowa for real.

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  10. I love all your wild flowers and butterflies!! So pretty.

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  11. Beautiful pictures...I've seen very few butterflies around here this year, maybe they will show up soon. Have a great weekend!

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  12. I'm so impressed with your butterfly shots. Keep them coming!

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  13. well that is a dirty turtle!
    and i always liked the looks of the nightshade but it is very very poisoines (where is the spellingscheck when you need it!)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Leontien

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  14. I really like these butterfly photos, very nice.

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  15. Yes, me too. Bug bites and rolls in the grass. Love these pictures, Steve. The bright blue sky... the fence. You have a great eye for beauty. Happy Father's Day, friend! xo

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  16. Gotta love those snapping turtles!!!

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  17. So many beautiful things to see on your prairie! Lovely shots!

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  18. Sometimes it's almost worth the bug bites, and the rewards are the joy of being out in nature. And you get to share these beautiful photos with us, thank you! I have a few bug bites myself today. We were out at one of our favorite parks and I hope to share the photos over the next day or so.

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  19. Beautiful photographs!

    Jane

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  20. Some of the best pictures, as usual.

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  21. Beautiful photos, Steve. Being alone with nature, every now and then is essential for the soul.

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  22. Ahhhh a breath of fresh air!!

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  23. Love that future butterfly - well spotted! It's so green at the moment where you are - nature is thriving. Good to see. :)

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  24. Great pictures and, yes, we need to learn to preserve much of our natural habitat.

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  25. I love snapping turtles. We use to catch them as a kid and use them for turtle soup. Now I just love watching them move about in deep water. They are voracious predators as you know.

    Really liked the words at the end. I'm covered with bug bites so communing with nature must be a favorite past time.

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