A Nature Walk with the Butterflies
Hubby and I don’t live in the nicest house in town,
but we do live on a quiet street that empties into a winding meadow path leading to the forest preserve.
We often take a nature walk on the path into the forest preserve
making me feel truly blessed to enjoy such easy access to God’s beautiful nature.
This past Sunday I grabbed my camera and hubby and I took our familiar walk.
I was hoping to snap a few photos of butterflies like this pretty Yellow Swallowtail.
Part of the path winds through this meadow filled with clover and crown vetch.
It winds up a small hill into the wooded forest preserve. You can see rows of corn in the background.
You would never know that a thriving little town is on the other side of the tree line.
Our house is just beyond the trees a block from the beginning of the prairie path.
The fields were just full of butterflies drinking nectar from the clover flowers.
A painted lady, also known as a Cosmopolite, sat still for a photo.
Sometimes you just get lucky when you have your camera in hand on a nature walk.
The bumble bees were out, too. Buzzing around in the summer sun with the butterflies.
I’m really going to miss summer … I’m already feeling melancholic that it’s almost over.
Beautiful goldenrod is in full bloom now, signaling the time when kids go back to school.
We had an inspiring nature walk and I was happy to get some butterfly photos.
This coming weekend I think we’ll take a walk on another path to see what else we can find.
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Thank you for taking me along on your walk. I really enjoyed all the pretty things that The Lord has made for us to see. You are blessed to live in town and have a place to walk with all that beauty. Enjoy !
Jennifer, I enjoy seeing where you. It’s always so pretty and full of surprises. Love butterflies. Wonderful creatures and full beauty. Great scenery, thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful area to live in. Love the swallowtail and all the lovely images of nature!
Beautiful photos … thanks for inviting me along on you walk. Beautiful area.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
Really so nice you can walk down the street on a cleared path like this. This has been an enjoyable summer that I will miss too.
Beautiful! Love butterflies!