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Colorful Fungi in the Rain Soaked Forest

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Sometimes we have to push through the debris in our life to reach the sunlight. ~ Lee Hiller

I Love the strength and beauty of Fungi.  Even the tiniest Fungus pushes through Leaves, Rocks and Pine Needles to reach for the light.

Love to ALL!
Lee

The Blue Bird is an Indigo Bunting

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The lovely Indigo Buntings have been teasing me since late April.  Only allowing tantalizing glimpses of their beautiful blue feathers as the lush foliage emerged. I took a few photos many weeks ago, but shooting into the sun meant I had to over lighten the image to see his colors.  This time two let me see them out in the open.  A larger male stalked through the grass looking for breakfast as a younger male perched in a dead tree say a lovely mating song.

I need to apologize to my beloved husband for bumping him out of my way as I raced up and down the trail tracking these lovely birds. When I am in my photography zone nothing but the subject has my attention.

Love to ALL!
Lee

A Subtle Pallet of Color Paints the Edges of Each Trail

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Our curiosity leads us along the path of discovery, often to find ourselves. ~ Lee Hiller

Love to ALL!
Lee

Looking Out Over The Rainforest

HSNP Rainforest

HSNP Rainforest

I am sitting in my office darkness haunts the sky.  The rain outside my window glitters with each lightning strike, sparkling tears of joy sliding down my window.  Thunder echoes between Hot Springs and West Mountains as each triumphant BOOM follows closer to a flash of light.  Wave after wave of storms arrive to feed our beautiful Rainforest. Life giving rains to wash away the past renewing a path to the future.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 

Lovely Whitetail Deer Fawn in Hot Springs National Park

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As my husband Rick and I were heading down the North Mountain Loop in Hot Springs National Park a Whitetail Doe leaped out of the Trees and up a rise.  A few moments later a tiny fawn stepped out of the bushes.  Standing with tail between its legs the Fawn looked for its Mother.  Soon however curiosity overtook fear and the fawn began to explore…  don’t miss the video below.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 

Humidity Creates a Unique Lens Filter

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I am originally from Oregon and had never experienced the humidity of the South until I moved to Arkansas in 2009.  Air that you can see was something I had previously associated with 70s air pollution.  Yup I am that old LOL.  In Hot Springs, Arkansas the humidity mixes with the minerals escaping from steam vents to create a filter on my lens cover.  I have often complained and grumbled as I tried to take photographs in the dense air.  This year I am going to embrace the phenomena as my camera’s Chi.

Love to ALL!
Lee

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