"The business of art is rather to understand Nature and to reveal her meanings to those unable to understand. It is to convey the soul of a tree… The mission of art is to bring out the unfamiliar from the most familiar." –Khalil Gilbran
These tiny tree frogs can be easy to miss. Spring and summer are when I tend to see them at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. It can be a challenge to discover them on plant leaves and in knotholes along the boardwalk.
Oddly, I find that once I spot one, then I usually see many more. They are varied in color and often can blend in seamlessly with their environment. So tiny and fun to photograph.
Happy New Year to everyone. Let’s all envision an abundant, kind, and safe 2021!
Some seasons I see quite a few rabbits, others I don’t. This alert little guy was at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge just as we were walking the last bit of the trail. It stayed around just long enough for me to get a shot or two before it hopped away into the long grass.
Structures, architecture, an iconic imagery of labor and farming and agriculture. Wetlands still pooling from the rains of winter. There’s a story here and that’s what we look for isn’t it? The colors – the blues, the browns, the greens. Textures in the trees, the field, the sky, the water. Shadows and light. Lots to see here. Lots ot photograph and compose.
Oh, how these tiny water droplets love this petite pink flower. A bright spot toward the end of winter, with spring just around the corner. Offers a moment of expectation, anticipation, and pleasant thought.
Last summer I saw quite a few dragonflies that were very accommodating an stuck around for me to grab a picture of two. Dragonflies are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Last summer I would often go out early in the morning and I could usually catch one or two.