Thursday, June 16, 2011

Another Metro Nature Walk ...

As I walked along the gravel road that comprises part of the Graham Oaks Nature preserve, I saw a sudden movement in front of me.
Oh my! Check out those antlers, still in their velvet!

Off to the side, a young female watched him, not even noticing my presence.
Well, at least not until I started taking her picture - beep-beep, click!

The sun peeked out from behind a cloud, reflecting on a tiny ladybug enjoying the warmth of the afternoon.

A splash of color caught my eye ... what a beautiful butterfly!

Then I saw this beautiful heart-shaped butterfly perched on a bunch of vetch flowers.

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts", and share YOUR heart on Guest Heart Thursday ... and remember, the link is open until Sunday night!

To see reflections from around the world, visit James, and join us for Weekend Reflections!


  1. I'm pretty sure the red and black one is a cinnabar moth. I think they are so pretty! :) All your pictures are wonderful! The butterfly in the bottom picture is so fuzzy, and I love the heart! The deer both look so sweet. My younger son told me he saw a ladybug today that didn't have spots. You took such a nice picture of the one you saw, and what a neat reflection!

  2. What a great collection of nature photos. I love the reflection on the ladybug and the heart on the moth!

  3. My goodness--I especially loved the furry brown butterfly. You are an incredible photographer, Sissy--these just fill my eyes.

  4. Oh my goodness you had a very magnificent photos. Your macro shots are fantastic! Thanks for the visit!
    Weekend Reflection

  5. That red moth is amazing--as are the rest of your photos. I love the antlers on that deer, too. The detail you are able to catch is just astounding.