Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Little White Butterflies

I have some more butterflies for you. I told you in my last post that I was chasing butterflies. These pictures aren't nearly as good as those in my last post, but usually I can't get these little butterflies at all because they're so quick.

You'll just have to imagine me running back and forth after these little guys. I felt lucky any time one of them would stay still more than a fraction of a second. I've had better pictures of butterflies, but I don't know if I've ever had more fun getting them.

I sit here right now at my computer thinking that I never see interesting things in nature anymore, but it really seems that every time I go out for a good amount of time I see lots of wonderful little things, like these butterflies.

I guess when I'm home for a little too long I get kind of discouraged. I just imagine that I'll never see anything but endless grassy fields and cow pastures. Those can be interesting, but sometimes monotonous. I forget the forests and rivers and other fascinating things that are only a few miles away from me. I keep trying to tell myself to remember that.

There's still a new little nature park that I discovered a short time ago and I haven't explored yet. It seems like all my time is being taken up by other more unpleasant things lately. I'm trying to mix in more enjoyable things like exploring nature, but it's not working as well as I keep hoping.

I know one of these times everything will clear up and I'll be back out exploring nature all I want. Then I'll get a chance to explore that new place. I hope I'm not disappointed in it. It looks like it has the potential to be like the little parks I used to visit back in Michigan.

But I can find things like these butterflies just about anywhere. That's the beauty of nature. You can just go right outside your door and find something good. that's easy to forget when you've been inside a little too long, so make a point of going pout. I'll talk to you next time.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chasing Butterflies

The past couple of weeks have been full of dealing with doctors for me. I haven't had much time to think about anything else, and it's not quite over. I'm trying to get at least a few small visits out to nature here and there. I found this butterfly on one of those little visits.

I don't know that I have much to say about the butterfly. I haven't had time to check and see what kind it is, but it does look familiar. I've posted about these little guys before and I think I've identified those back then. I'll tell you just what it is next time I get one.

I did at least remember to get a little video of the butterfly, done in Super Ratty Shaky Cam mode. If you watch it on Youtube you can view it in whatever quality you want. I'm not sure how good the quality is on here. I'm hoping it's set on low so everyone can see it.

On days like the one with this buttefly encounter I wish I could stay out there forever. I keep quickly remembering that I have other unpleasant things I have to do though. I stood and watched the river behind this butterfly for a long time. It was heaven.

I was chasing butterflies from plant to plant. Most of them were too fast for me. I got the video because the pictures were getting hard. The video did a good job of keeping up though. I'll have to take a look at my other butterfly pictures to see if there's anything that's good enough for another post. I'll have to have at least a small story for it though. I'll talk to you later.