As we were hiking along the Indiana Dunes National Park’s Upland Trail, my hubby stopped and pointed to something hanging between the trees. So grateful that he noticed a macro moment that I almost completely missed!
What I first thought was a tiny worm or caterpillar was actually a petal of some kind, stopped in midair by a spider’s web.
No more than an inch long and very narrow, it was helpful to have the breeze slowed by the forest all around us.
“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness. I hear the approaching thunder that one day will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better. That cruelty too shall end. That peace and tranquility will return once more.”
I have spent the last couple of days updating my site with the WordPress newest Editor in beta. After a few successful chats with the help desk, I have changed a few things that I have been wanting to do for a long time and it got easier and quicker with each try. I have added a couple collections of snapshots and a portfolio on my menu. If you’d like to look through the changes, either click portfolio or the dropdown list on snapshots above on the menu. Another option is to just click the titles below.
With a range of 7000 miles and a cruise speed of 565 mph, the Dassault Falcon 7X above is built to soar across the sky, over land and oceans. While waiting inside the hangar before takeoff, below is the view through the open hangar doors from Shively Field (KSAA) in Saratoga, Wyoming.
About a minute after takeoff, we were looking down on the snowy mountains that go through Wyoming and Colorado. On this trip, the land below quickly disappeared under a cloud cover and darkness soon followed.
In slightly less than two hours, we were on final approach into Indiana with a view of the lights of Chicago in the distance. With darkness upon us, I didn’t even attempt to take photos during this landing while moving fast across the sky and hand holding my camera. Yes, I am aware of my abilities sometimes.
After almost 43 years of soaring through the skies on different types of aircraft with my hubby as the pilot, it still thrills me every chance I get to tag along. This was one of those totally unexpected, last minute trips for me and that made it even more fun.
Just got back home after spending a few days in the beauty of the American West and more specifically, on the edge of Medicine Bow National Forest in Saratoga, Wyoming.
On Easter Sunday, we drove up the Snowy Range Scenic Byway as far as we could without a snow mobile before turning back. On the way back, we made a stop at The Farm at Brush Creek to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. This was the highlight of our wonderful adventure. Can’t wait to go back again and again.
Three views on three different trails. First, a glimpse through the trees along the Upland Trail at Pinhook Bog . The Upland Trail is a lollipop shaped trail, about 2 miles long. There is a slight gradient that goes up and over a sand dune but it is not too difficult. One caution – after a good rain, this trail can be very slippery and you will most likely have to walk through puddles.
The peek below was captured last week on the trail at the Douglas Center. Both paths (above and below) are part of the Indiana Dunes National Park trail system.
Last is a boardwalk on trail #2 at the Indiana Dunes State Park. This boardwalk is an ideal spot for birders and photographers. The boardwalk goes over wetlands. Walk slowly and softly and you’ll be sure to see a variety of small and large birds. There are benches along the boardwalk for relaxing a bit. This is a flat 2.5 mile looped trail.
One of many bridges across the winding Ohio River, this is the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge. Open since 1929, this truss bridge stretches across from Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana and is also known as the Second Street Bridge.
Butterflies Are Blooming – A colorful exhibition at the Frederik Meijer Gardens continues through April 30th. These images are of a postman butterfly, just one of many different tropical butterflies fluttering about the conservatory. Below is the color version of an earlier post in black & white – A Mail Route Without Mail. Click here to see the b&w image.
The postman butterfly – how did it get its name? According to Reiman Gardens, a postman butterfly follows the same course through a garden from day to day and also from flower to flower, similar to a postman or mailman following a daily itinerary.