Much has happened to interfere with my photoblogging over recent months. The illness of my sister (and friend) Marjorie for one thing. I just returned earlier this week from her memorial service in Florida. It has been an unusual summer with much to distract me from my photo walks. I did capture a few pictures while I was in Florida, and if I can find time to download them, they will be included in a future blog. But here and now, back home in Ohio, the seasons are changing. Fall, my favorite season, photographically speaking, is knocking at the door, and I’m hoping it will provide lots of photographic fodder in the weeks ahead. My photo mojo needs a boost!
This morning I visited the Arboretum, one of my favorite photo haunts. It was my first visit in many weeks, and I was hoping to capture some butterflies before they take off on their annual migration to warmer climates. I saw one! That’s it, just one butterfly, and I didn’t even get a very good picture of it. However, I did spend a pleasant hour in the butterfly garden and made it home before the rain began to fall. Click on any picture below to bring up the gallery and enjoy a short walk through the garden, complete with bees, butterfly, flowers, and a group of girls on a school field trip.
I learned a new word this week that was used by several blippers on my Blipfoto website. Bimbling refers to a style of walking. Think saunter or stroll for example. It is a perfect description of what I do when I set out for a photo walk in the park. Bimbling comes naturally to me. Yesterday I bimbled in North Chagrin Reservation, which is where I captured most of these pictures. Today I went walking, not bimbling, in my neighborhood and blipped the pictures of the young fawn and the turkey. Today’s walk was not a bimble, according to the definition I read here, because I had a specific purpose for my walk, which was to walk for at least 45 minutes and get some exercise and a few pictures that make me happy. But bimble or not, I enjoyed both walks and came home with some keepers. I hope you enjoy them too. I’m particularly happy with the photo of the killdeer. It’s definitely not the best of the lot, but those little birds are very shy, and I feel lucky to get a decent picture of this one. It’s another of the birds on my spring-summer birding list that I can now check off. Wahoo! Remember, you can click on any one of the pictures to bring up the larger version.
FYI The above link to the definition of bimble will take you to the Blipfoto journal of a cyclist/photographer from England. His journal is filled with wonderful landscapes. If you have time, browse in it for a while.
That’s it for today from the south shore of Lake Erie.
See you again soon.