Friday, October 5, 2018

Autumn

First full day of Autumn we went to a park and then to a nature conservation area to see what was blooming at the time. We don't hit peak leaf color here in Southern Illinois until late October.




Now some of these you may have to click on them to see the bugs I was able to capture and look real good, LOL!  I seemed to scare them all away so I would stand back and zoom in to get them.
This next is a dragonfly on a leaf that was floating in the water, almost middle of the picture.


You will really have to click on the next to see all the bugs enjoying this plant, I even caught one in mid flight to the left upper corner of the picture.



The grass was very thick and I was wearing capri pants at the time so I didn't want to walk into the thick grass.


As I would walk bugs would just go flying everywhere, I don't know if it is because we have had a nice amount of rain this summer or what but there just seemed to be more than normal.

Debbie let me know that the following butterfly I posted in an earlier post at my home is called a Buckeye, so it was neat to see one out here too.


Can you spot the dragonfly in this picture?



As you can see we had not only a beautiful day with nice fluffy clouds but it was also nice temperatures that day.

Here is my last butterfly :)



Thanks for joining me today on my first day of Autumn outing.

Connie

17 comments:

Prairie Pines Sewing Room said...

Looks like a wonderful day out to see the amazing sights of Autumn. Bugs and all!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Nice photos. Nice that you even captured a butterfly. I'm going to visit my daughter and fingers crossed we are going hiking in the woods.

Donna Phelan said...

Fall In All Of It's Splendor!

Gina said...

Connie, I don't know if I'd be brave enough to walk through the bugs! I do enjoy seeing dragonflies. They can be so colorful. Such a pretty blue in one that you photographed!

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful pics!Hugs!

Ashley said...

that second to last picture made me want to jump through the screen and twirl around in that field of flowers....so beautiful! thanks for sharing these photos. so lovely. <3

Oliva Ohlson said...

Beautiful pictures Connie!!! This is the best time of the year to take a walk in the woods and admire the beautiful nature! Hugs!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful photos and love the dragon fly, funny how they blend in. xx

Leslie Miller said...

You know how I enjoy these photos, Connie. All things nature, sigh... The little things catch my eye. As I close-up clicked through them I imagined the warmth of the new fall day with the rustle and buzz and flutter of all the bug-life around you. Wonderful! It finally rained here. An inch in 24 hours. It doesn't sound like much, but it was just the right amount and we needed it so badly.

Bev Polen said...

Such beautiful photos, Connie! I love the gorgeous dragonfly in the second photo. I'm glad I enlarged the photos to see the lovely insects! Looks like a great time in Illinois!

Stephanie said...

Your pictures are beautiful, my friend. I always enjoy seeing autumn arrive.

Thinking of you! Hugs!

Kim said...

Gorgeous photos of you being out and about, Connie. Yes, I could just see the pretty dragonfly. Aren't they amazing critters. Autumn looks lovely in your part of the world.

Darlene said...

What a great idea to go for a walk on the 1st day of Autumn and what fabulous photos you have captured of the event! GREAT job! So glad I stopped for a visit!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely Autumn outing …
I just love this time of year.
So nice to see all of your photographs here.

Hope your weekend has been good.

All the best Jan

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I think fall flowers are the prettiest....the bugs are busy this time of year! Beautiful butterflies, too. I love the cooler days now - perfect for taking walks. Hope you have a lovely week ahead! Hugs xo Karen

Esther Asbury said...

Beautiful photos...especially that 3rd one!!!

Debbie said...

oh connie, i love that you are enjoying this, your pictures are beautiful!! the first butterfly is a buckeye and the last, i'm sure you know, is a monarch!! i can see the dragonflies in both pictures!!

isn't it fun...to "bee" out among nature!!!