Today was a dark dreary day with the threat of rain showers continuously, I was able to get this shot in right before it rained. I had to use flash to get it. Notice the black ant crawling on a leaf (lower center). I didn't catch that till I uploaded it to the computer. I think it makes a nice addition though!
For some reason the name of this flower escapes me at the moment. I wanted to get the photos up on the blog right away. If I remember the name I'll come back and put it in. If anyone else knows , your welcome to comment. I'd appreciate it.
It was a hot humid morning after a torrential rainfall from the day before. I decided to check out the nature preserve. It is mainly wetland marshes. There were loads of Red Winged Blackbirds nesting everywhere, but I wasn't able to get a shot of any of them. I spent quite a while there trudging through the thick mud.
This rock garden changes dramatically throughout the year. Today was a colorful late spring image. Various succulents, small flowers, and creeping greenery are mingled all throughout and on top of the various rocks.
The sunset in the West cast a beautiful glow of pink, purple and blue towards the East. I took this image of the tree tops with the glorious glow in the back. It was so beautiful I just kept snapping away.
A new round of thunderstorms as it began to make its way across the sky. At this point the view of the trees etc was still light, but within minutes everything was engulfed in darkness with strong gusts of wind, rain, and hail.
As I was driving down the road some huge storm clouds started to pop up. I just had to jump out of the car and take some shots. This was the best image I could get of the clouds even though there are houses in the background.