Field of Forever

FieldOfFlowers

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this field of flowers that seemed to stretch on forever when I went out yesterday. It’s amazing what we can find practically in our backyards if we just take the time to go out and look :)

The Beauty of Joe-Pye Weed

JoePye

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium) growing in a local wetland yesterday. The name of the plant originates from Joe Pye (Jopi in the native tongue) who was a Native American healer in the New England area during the early 1800’s. He used the plant to treat fevers.

Golden Grass

DuneGrass_1

 

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this beautiful golden dune grass growing not far from Lake Michigan a few days ago. The sun was lighting the grass as the wind gently blew them back and forth.

 

 

Bizarre Creature

moth

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this tiny moth a few days ago in a local park. It was perhaps a quarter of an inch long. I had no idea the bizarre appearance it would display as I used my Canon Macro 50mm F-2.5 lens which allowed me to get in close enough to see it in great detail.

Flaming Oak

FlamingOak

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I spotted this oak leaf that had changed color in a Southwest Michigan park recently. The shape and color reminded me of a flame.

Flower Climbing

FlowerClimb

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this insect climbing onto a flower recently. It looks to be some kind of wasp, but I’m not certain. In any case it went on to pollinate the flower before moving on.

Purple Marsh

PurpleMarsh1a

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I ran across the marsh area full of purple loosestrife a few days ago in Southwest Michigan. The colors were quite striking with the surrounding greens of the marsh and the blue sky overhead.

Storm Rolling In

StormClouds2

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Some storm clouds rolled into Southwest Michigan today. It was a strange mixture of clouds, heavy rain, hail, blue skies and lightning that went through this afternoon. I caught this interesting formation as it passed by.

Scenic Moment

PurpleFlower1

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this flower in an Ottawa County, Michigan field yesterday afternoon. I used my Canon 200mm F-2.8L lens to get in close and have nice separation from the green background. (click on this or any of my images to see enlarged more detailed versions)

Alone in a Tree

HeronTree

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I spotted this Green Heron as it was perched in a tree located near a wetland area in Ottawa County, Michigan. The sun was low in the sky and illuminated its feathers. It was hot at 90 degrees and very humid at the time.

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