Butterflies

18 Aug

While enjoying my randomish ramble to Love, Virginia this past Saturday, I stopped at the Loft Mountain Wayside along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

As I was preparing to depart, I noticed a large patch of wildflowers on the hill beside the building. Looking a bit more closely, I also observed a bunch of butterflies and bees enjoying said flowers. So I grabbed the point-and-shoot (aka “real” camera) and walked over for a closer look.

I only watched for about 5 minutes. The flowers were in the sun, and it was around 2:30, close to the hottest part of the day. I managed to capture some nice images. The color was a bit washed-out on all of them since the sun was so bright (that’s why midday is not the best time for pics), so I had to adjust the input levels a bit with PhotoShop Elements. I re-sized the pics to post, too.

I hope you enjoy the shots as much as I do. If you click on an image, you’ll get a better view.

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Three’s a Crowd

 

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Worker Bees

 

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The Soloist

 

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Grab Hold

 

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Seeing Double

 

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Landing

 

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Rough Around the Edges

 

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Uplifted

 

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Newness

 

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Accent Colors

My Mom loved butterflies. I can’t help but think of her every time I see one.

Tomorrow marks three years since her passing. She was my biggest fan, and would have enjoyed this post.

13 thoughts on “Butterflies

  1. A hidden world unbeknownst to those who fail to look and see the daily wonders going on around them.
    Nice way to honor your mom’s memory.
    Thanks for sharing…

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