Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday Picnic

I took off from work on Friday and went on a picnic. I drove to my favorite regional park in Maryland which is in the middle of nowhere Montgomery County. It takes about 45 minutes to get there, but it is worth it. There is a nature center with cool stained glass of local animals (why no pictures? you say. i don't know; just felt like enjoying the sunshine i guess), a lake, a dog park, hiking trails, an observation deck, pavilions, play grounds, a fitness course which i actually did, tiny ponds and lots and lots of flowers: They grow specific plants to lure specific insects and birds here. It is a stopping point in the Monarch Butterfly migration. I've seen more hummingbirds here than any other place. On Friday i didn't really feel like taking a lot of pictures (i really wanted to get to my yummy picnic and reading a book in the sun), but i was taken with these orange butterflies on pink flowers; it's a nice contrast: But then it struck me how everyone is taken with butterflies. Everybody tries to capture the cool butterflies in pictures, but what about the poor bees? They work hard. They're industrious. They're lovely, in their own way. No one loves them. So in the interest of insect fairness here are some bee shots : (though i hafta admit that they are SO industrious that it is a bit hard to capture them)

1 comment:

Erin said...

Bees are evil...ok, maybe not evil...ok, maybe it's the yellow jackets that are evil...*shiver*