I want to thank the Lens-Artists team – Patti, Amy, Tina, and Ann-Christine – for giving me the opportunity to host last week’s challenge. I thoroughly enjoyedGetting to Know (those of) Youwho participated and learning so much about things, places, people, and cultures that I never knew before.
This week, Patti is challenging us toFocus on the Details. A few days ago, I went out to wander in the sunshine down at the creek just down the hill. On the way, I found a wild iris.
In a few moments, I noticed another detail about this flower.
Down by the creek, sipping water from the rocks, I found several little butterflies with bright lilac wings. When they landed, they folded their wings together, hiding the bright color. They were no bigger than my thumbnail. When I look at my photo, I also notice that their antennae are striped. Nature’s details never cease to amaze me!
On my way back up the driveway, I stopped to look closely at the treetops. In this case, the top of this Douglas fir was only about four feet off the ground. It may grow to be 250 feet tall one day, with a diameter of 5-6 feet, if it’s allowed to stand for a couple of hundred years.
Details and complexity in Nature and in Life are often overwhelming and incomprehensible. When I slow down to fully appreciate them, I feel humbled and awestruck. I marvel that we are all composed of the same material, the star stuff that fills the galaxies. What a privilege to look, to open our eyes and our hearts to the fine craft of our planet and to see ourselves there, too.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
I agree, Nature’s details are so amazing. Thanks for these beautiful images.
It is my pleasure to share them! Thanks for your visit.
Beautiful iris portrait!
Oh…that iris is gorgeous! I love the Douglas fir, too. So little for now….And it was wonderful having you as our guest host last week! We appreciate your inspiration.😀
Thank you so much, Patti!
Nature’s details really are amazing as your photos show. I love irises.
These little woodland irises are so delicate. The wild irises in Wisconsin live in the wetlands and are much bigger and more robust. But both are shades of purple and quite the divas!
I used a bit of nature as well 🙂 🙂
I love your shots! Proof that any little flower can be a habitat for something even tinier!
Thank you. Every one lives somewhere. Find a spot and set up home 🙂 🙂
Terrific post Priscilla – the butterfly details are exquisite – who knew they could have striped antennae?! The iris is also stunning.
Thanks, Tina! I love recording and sharing my observations, as you know. 🙂
Thank you for sharing the details of nature. Beautiful, indeed!
My pleasure, Amy!
Wonderful Scilla. We hope to catch the iris at Denver Botanic in a few weeks.
Catch the iris…not the virus. 😉 Thanks for your visit!
Nice detail on the wild iris…well done 🙂
Wonderful shots. Looking closely at things often makes for surprise discoveries. Liked that ant
Thanks! It’s amazing how every little part of nature is about interrelationship, all the way down to bacteria living on everything.
Beautifully detailed images Priscilla!
I share your love of nature, and the amazing thing that we all are one, and living to see all this. A beautiful post, once again reminding us of how intricate a system our world is. And how vulnerable.
Thanks, Ann-Christine. 🙂
These are so wonderfully amazing. Very lovely 🙂
Thank you so much!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures 😍