When this week’s prompt showed up in my email on Thursday I knew exactly where I’d find my shot, luckily just a few miles up the road from my hotel room.
When you get up close you can see all the detail.
While Katie and I were up north we happened across a wildflower garden that had attracted a lot of monarch butterflies.
You may or may not know that the monarchs are endangered and oh so delicate. It was good to see many of them enjoying the garden on the shores of Lake Michigan.
I felt privileged to have been there while they were lunching.
I’ve enjoyed doing the WordPress Photo Challenges over the years, but this week, with no explanation, they have decided to stop. The last photo challenge is to post your all time favorite photo.
Well that’s not going to happen. Even if I found the time to sort through thousands of images I’m fairly certain I don’t have an all time favorite.
So I’ll post an image I took yesterday. It represents my broken heart and feeling of loss.
The photo challenge this week is all about place – where do we go when we need comfort or to feel creatively challenged?
Many of you can probably guess where my place is, whenever I can get there I love to be on the shores of my Lake Michigan.
But sometimes it’s not possible to travel the four hours to get to my lake. Lucky for me I have a park not so far away that provides similar inspiration and comfort. You’ve seen me visit Kensington Metro Park frequently too.
Isn’t it amazing that a person can feel a special connection to more than one place in the world? I feel very lucky.
What’s your special place? Where do you feel most at home? Is it a nature filled place or a city close to family or somewhere in between? I look forward to seeing your place!
…that he will successfully get any of the hummingbird food out of this feeder.
But he can try.
I suppose anything, photographed in closeup, could seem out of this world.
And as I walk the backyard here at the lake and step on the sweetgum tree seed pods I notice that many of them look like horrified alien faces.
So I gather some up and set them out on the dock in order to take advantage of the late afternoon light.
You can’t deny there’s someone or something out of this world hiding in there.
What’s out of this world in your world? Share with us, we want to see!
For some people there’s nothing more serene than early morning fishing.
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