As I mentioned in a recent post, one of my summer time goals is to spend more time in nature.
So the other day I just took my digital camera and strolled around the yard and tree line behind the house. The boys were playing in the sprinkler outside so I had time to explore.
There were so many different kinds of leaves. All shapes and sizes, growing wild and free anywhere the sunlight shone.
I don't think I would recognize poison ivy or poison oak even if I was photographing it but I know it lurks within these woods.
There were several spider webs but I hardly saw a spider. They are good at hiding.
Funny how something so creepy at Halloween can become beautiful in the right light.
Some kind of berries are growing in the branches of this tree. I am sure the birds love them.
These colors are my favorite - deep pinks and greens in all varieties. As I look over these photos I realize that these colors are everywhere in my home.
Such miniature delicacy. I am glad the gnats and ants have something beautiful in their size too.
This little mandevilla flower would be the perfect hat for a tiny garden fairy.
The throats of the blooms are bright invitations to any passing bees.
They lift toward the sky as if trying to catch and hold any random drop of rain.
Even weeds are pretty this time of the year.
And if any fairies are inhabiting these woods, we have left a light on for them!