Another day of shooting for the Ecolab and there are so many wildflowers still blooming. I came up on this patch of what I think is Swamp Aster (I could be wrong, I’m very new to learning the plants) and found it full of bumblebees. They were buzzing along like it was summer and not late mid October. Of course I had to stop and get a few shots of them.
Summer is truly coming to and end an my favorite time of year is approaching. September is always an interesting month here in Indiana. The weather seems to be indecisvie between Summer and Fall. Some days are warm and sunny others are chilly and cloudy. A few trees begin to change while the rest stubbornly hold onto their greenness. The beans and corn are beginning to dry. Also fall migration is at full force. It’s a fun time and I love it.
After a sick, lousy day on the couch the rain finally let up and the sun began to show its true colors. Heading back home after sunset, I was satisfied with my captures for the evening and had set my camera in the passenger seat where it often sits for easy access. I noticed a car turn into an inlet that looked to run along the backside of the lake, naturally I followed. What I saw made me gasp. The view was beautiful!! There are homes going up so I realize I only have a short time to enjoy this. The above was the first photo I captured.
I’m not sure what attracted me to this scene. Just two guys working on something in their garage across the street. I watched them for a bit and got a quick shot. Maybe it was the lighting. Maybe it was warm summer air and the idea of two guys fixing something in a garage. There’s something about for me that’s hard to put into words. It’s common and typical, but there’s something more. Something a little deeper. I just don’t know what that something is.
This photo actually was not taken today. My day was busy today, spent with friends and family and I didn’t have a chance to shoot. So I’m using a photo from yesterday. Today was another gorgeous day and I did spend some of it in the Ecolab. This is one of my favorite spots in the Ecolab. There’s a little group of ceder trees and some of them bend over the boardwalk and create a bit of tunnel. I love cedar trees. I love the way they look and smell. They always add a special element, some special feeling to a woods. They fit with the trees, yet they stand out and add something new. They help make up the woods, yet they are unique from all the other trees. They’re beautiful.
Spring is finally getting here. The weather is getting warmer, trees are budding, the birds are singing courtship songs, and flowers are blooming. I got to spend some time in the Ecolab today shooting flowers and looking for birds. It felt great. And I found these little violet flowers covering the floor of the woods. They’re so beautiful. It felt nice to be shooting flowers again, with the sun shining and the birds singing.