While out walking in the woods the other day I came upon a family of White Tailed Deer. A Mom, Dad, and their fawn. I got off a few shots before they all darted off, this is one of them. It was as if they were saying that's it, I've had enough "I'm Leaving"! BTW, I was eaten alive by mosquitoes while taking these shots. I sure hope West Nile Virus isn't as virulent as before!
As part of the total landscape at the Japanese Gardens the small amount of red from this Japanese Maple really stands out in the crowd. The combination of plants and leaf sizes really makes things interesting to the eye!
These steps lead down,and back up in the Ft. Worth Water Gardens. It's such fun to climb up and down. The sound of the rushing water gets louder, and louder as you descend. It's a great place to go. Especially on a very hot summers day!
This fountain is located in an area of the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens. I really like the design border on the ground surrounding the fountain and the same design duplicated on all 4 water spouts. The light that day was extremely strong and harsh. I decided to do this in a monochromatic form rather than color.
I took this image in a conservatory which felt as if I was in a tropical rain forest. I shot this from behind a small waterfall. I love the way the water flows, and distorts the plants slightly. I felt as if I was looking through a veil of water. Hence the name.
In this image I found a solitary Cattail standing alone among many tall purple flowers. I loved how the sunlight, and shadow played off of the Cattail itself. It seemed to say " Take me, I'm center stage"!
At this time of the year in our area it seems that most of the Purple Cone flowers are either being eaten by some type of insect, or have already past their prime and turned brown. This solitary cone flower has kept its beauty and color. The center is like a bright star burst. It seems many summer flowers are nearing their end so I am trying to capture what is left. Next I can turn my attention to Autumn, my favorite season!
I had quite a time trying to capture a butterfly at all yesterday. They were en masse, but kept flitting from one flower to the next, plus the wind was a bit strong. I got this little guy among a mass of zinnias and other flowers. I didn't check to see what type of butterfly it is, but for anyone that knows I'd be happy for the info.
I've been to this garden many times, and did a post recently with the lines, and shadows from the top of this canopy. Well today I happened to catch it just right after noon, and was able to capture these terrific shadows from both above and on the ground below. I really like the lines! The sky was really nice too!
In our area many trees were stricken with a disease that killed most of that particular population. This is one of the young casualties. Cast here with storm clouds mounting in the distance it gives the starkness of the dead tree, a certain beauty.