Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Butterflies, Bees and Hummingbirds... from Evansville, IN to Guntersville, AL

Butterflies, Bees and Hummingbirds... from Evansville, IN to Guntersville, AL
Traveling with My Camera Again
Marina Bromley

I've not carried my camera with me much this summer, or, more accurately, I've CARRIED it a LOT, but haven't used it much.

This past week I had reason to go back to Evansville, IN and happened to have a free hour one morning, so I went to one of my favorite flower stops off the Lloyd, the Master Gardener public garden.

Past visits have told me that they would have had a lovely offering of flowers this summer, but I haven't had a chance to keep up on their weather, so I had no ideas if their gardens would be dry and spent already. As it was, they were still in full bloom, and full of butterflies and bees that were busy pollinating the area. It was a delightful sight.

I'd like to think, if I had a sunny couple of flat acres, that I'd plant it similar to their gardens. The varieties of flora that they display are wonderful! I hope that you enjoy viewing the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Upon return home yesterday, we had a hummingbird get stuck in our garage. Poor thing was flying at the top of the garage ceiling, and it didn't seem to be able to discern that the garage door opening was the way out. The sun was very bright, and it may have been disorienting it. I had been given a hummingbird feeder for Mothers Day, and decided that it was the right time to fill it and set it out, hoping to lure the hummer into the lower atmosphere and out the door. It did leave the garage, but I didn't stay around to see if my lure worked or not. I'm just glad it got out!

My husband hung the feeder out on our bird feeder post, and today it was full of hummingbirds! I was able to use the camera at a fairly close range to capture their beauty. There were several out, all throughout the day, and it was a delight to see them feeding and fighting. Again, I hope that you enjoy the photos...

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