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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What began as a promising butterfly season was quickly wiped out by the extreme weather. June here in Kentucky was the second hottest on record and July the wettest. At least around my home, we have had a dramatic decrease in butterfly activity. I was happy to see this tiger swallowtail hanging around my butterfly bush this weekend.


We have had a ton of moth activity, however.


I stopped by the Arboretum for the first time this summer. It is hard to believe I have not been there in so long. Life happens! This shot is one of those "happy accidents." It is not a shot I would have designed or even properly executed, but I love the rays streaming down on the sunflowers.


The Children's Garden was closed, but I walked around the perimeter and loved this little scene.


These just say summer to me. I need to get more of these amazing coneflower varieties.

 

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