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Silk Strands Weave a Subtle Tapestry

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Nature’s artists weave a subtle tapestry along each trail. Morning light ignites the strands of a of their web to create a prism effect.  Silk flows capturing leaves and light a suspended sculpture emerges within the gallery of ancient sentinels.

Have a Lovely Day… don’t forget to play!

Love to ALL!
Lee

 

A Glittering Bokeh of Dewdrops

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The beautiful bokeh effect is created by layers of focus and light. Mysterious orbs in the background hovering behind the point(s) of focus. I am hoping to explore the bokeh effect this winter when the holiday lights are up in the Historic District.  Nature willing my lens and I can experiment in a variety of weather conditions. Below are links to some of my past encounters with bokeh plus shots of the holiday lights (2013) and colorful raindrops (2011) in Hot Springs National Park.

Explore your creativity…

Love to ALL,
Lee

The Art Of Ice and Snow in the Trees
The Caged Lily

HSNP Holiday Lights Bokeh

HSNP Holiday Lights Bokeh

 

01172011 Colorful Raindrops Bokeh

01172011 Colorful Raindrops Bokeh

 

First Aster of Summer Illuminated in the Forest

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“I walk among the sentinels of our Forest listening as they sing to the Universe.” ~ Lee Hiller

Love to ALL!
Lee

Beautiful Deer and a Surprise Guest on the Trail

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Leaves have begun to change in the Forest joining the Woodland Sunflowers adding additional color to the trail edges.  Migrating Deer families graze on tender new grass and leaves as the sun slowly rises.  In the soft light of an early morning a Red Fox is stopped in the middle of the trail as we come around the bend at the top of North Mountain.  I barely have time to raise my camera before it leaps off the path and vanishes into the Forest.

Love to ALL!
Lee

A Golden Beacon on the Forest Floor

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Even if we see the ‘Big Picture’ Nature reminds us it is made of beautiful details.  In the early morning light a beacon shines on the Forest floor. A golden orange gilled fungus rising up within the layers of fallen autumn leaves from years past.  Its beauty tempting us further toward a new adventure.

Love to ALL!
Lee

Why did the Hercules Beetle cross the sidewalk?

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Why did the Male Eastern Hercules Beetle cross the sidewalk?  I am not sure, but he was an surprising sight! About 3 inches of shining beauty in the late afternoon sun.

New Forest Friend – Eastern Wood Pewee

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I am an inconsistent whistler.  Until today the birds I could imitate with answering results were Hawks, Mockingbirds and Thrashers.  The later two basically taking pity on my lame attempts, plus they imitate everything. I saw a Hawk fly over and did my classic impersonation.  Instead of an answer from above a slightly different call rang out from the Trees to my left.  I scanned the canopy and came up with no sighting.  In an attempt to find the bird with the clear voice  I did my best imitation.  To my amazement it answered back getting closer with each exchange.  In the fading light I was  finally able to spot the sweet little olive brown bird and took several photos.  after a few minutes of musical exchange it flew down toward the trail, turned and hovered within inches my face.  It sang, I sang and then it returned to the branch high above my shoulder.  I thanked the lovely Eastern Wood Pewee for a lovely duet in the fading light.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 

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