Monday, August 17, 2009

Monarch


Most of the really flashy looking butterflies in my garden are also very skittish so I was super excited yesterday when this gorgeous Monarch let me take his photo. If you click on the photos you can really appreciate all the delicate details in her wing structure. I am amazed by nature every day and could sit for hours waiting to take the perfect photo. Hmm, maybe I should have been a field scientist or something. When I was a kid I thought the greatest job would be to work for National Geographic. Even got to see Jane Goodall lecture when I was in high school.



I'm so excited, today I finally have enough tomatoes from my garden to make a small pot of sauce. It's funny how so many giant tomatoes cook down to just a few servings...



And I also finished 3 small pendants over the weekend that I'm currently adding to my Etsy shop: an Arabian, a bunny inspired by the Unicorn Tapestries and a whimsical Palomino horse (my favorite of the 3). Still working on the harvest welcome sign. Hope to start working on my Halloween horse series this week too!




Happy Monday!

15 comments:

Theresa said...

Those butterfly photos are amazing!!

Jennifer Hepler said...

I love those tomatos, do you have any salt? :0)

Sarah said...

OMG that is stunning!! What a great shot - sooo much detail!! You know I love my bug shots!! I can't get a butterfly to save my life!!! Love the new pendant too - sooo cute!!!

Kathleen Coy said...

I'm drooling over that first shot, Jen!!!
And what a sweet little Palomino! :-)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow! that monarch is simply amazing and I know very hard to capture on camera. EXCELLENT! Love the tomatoes as well.

Kathleen said...

Lovely butterfly! mmmmm! tomatoes! yummmy! Very fun pendant =) You were very busy today.

Jennifer Rose said...

that second photo would make a gorgeous painting :)

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Your photographs are just so phenomenal as always Jennifer! Your little pendants are charming as well!

Buggys said...

The butterfly photos are beautiful, I can't stop looking at them!

A Bay Horse said...

I love garden tomatoes. :)

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

There's something that makes your photos a lot better than others'... I think it's your taste for vibrant color...beautiful! :)

Bonnie Story said...

I agree - your photos are simply top-notch!! Magical photos, magical. I admire your artwork so much too. It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog!!

By Way of Salem said...

Wow - you're a great painter! Horses aren't easy and you do a superb job! I should have you paint my two "boys". I have an arabian and a paint. Loves of my life! You're just wonderful. I hearted you on Etsy too. Boy I need to get busy!

Sinclair said...

Those photos are wonderful! What type of camera do you use?

Campbell Jane said...

Your photos are so awesome! Just eye candy everytime I drop by!