You don’t have to go to exotic places to find cool things. Take a look at your feet, wherever they are, and look carefully. You may see amazing things. Today I found these common grape hyacinths in our yard. But look closely and you’ll see amazing symmetry, smell a fragrance that’s exotic, and see more than maybe you thought was there before. What are you looking at?
Sometimes you look out the airplane window at just the right time! This is Greenland. You can see the carving of rock done by glaciers. The colors were just stunning.
Sometimes when I go back through my photographs, I notice things that were happening in the picture that I had missed earlier! Here’s a good example. I totally missed that these little whelks were laying down some egg cases on the intertidal rock!
We found this little guy on the Explore The Wild path at the NC Museum of Life and Science. Normally, you don’t see them on the path (and usually only early in the morning), but after a heavy rain, he apparently decided it was time for a walk.
Stay Curious out there! You never know what you will see when you look around!
We were mesmerized today by this Atlas Moth at the NC Museum of Life and Science (Durham, NC).
Best. Spring. Flowers. Ever.
These are on the side of my house in my shady, wildflower/native flower garden.
Nothing says “Spring” like fiddleheads!
We took a family photo safari today at the Museum of Life and Science.
When you are out riding a bicycle, running, or walking, make sure you don’t go so fast that you miss the special moments that you can find along the way. These two turtles were seen on the American Tobacco Trail (Durham, NC) while I was out riding. I saw them out of the corner of my eye and stopped to explore.
This little Mud Turtle hatchling was about the size of a quarter.
Notice the pollen on the shell.
This box turtle was closed up tight!
I could barely see the eyes!
It’s the little things in life.
(Taken at the Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC, April 20, 2014, iPhone image)