It’s been raining off and on this morning. Rain storms are brewing over the ocean only to head inland and dump buckets full of water on us. So a soggy weekend is in store interspersed with peeks of watery sunshine. Typical Florida autumn weather. Not conducive to photography. I scoured my files for something I hadn’t posted yet and came up with some images from the back garden.
Overlooking our koi pond is a Torii marking the entrance to this area. Suspended from the Torii are three brass bells. This was one of the test shots I took with the Minolta Maxxum 7000i using Arista EDU Ultra 400 film.
Bromeliad flower taken in the shade, middle of a very hot day.
Taken in the middle of the day, the sun shining bright and strong on these yellow Lantana flowers. This bush is frequented and loved by butterflies.
Our Bee Balm Bush is full of flowers and alive with butterflies and hummingbirds. There are times when there are too many to count, and definitely too many to capture as they constantly flit around looking for just that perfect sip of nectar. The Zebra Long Wing is a native to Florida. This butterfly is among one of many species that stop by daily, but also the first I managed to capture on film.
I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! – not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
~William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”
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Have a super weekend everyone 🙂