Flowers & Forest Adventures

Hey, guys! How’s your weekend going?

Who here is excited for summer? *raises hand* Today’s post is full of very summer-y nature photography, so if you’re not excited for summer yet, maybe this will help to get you in the mood. πŸ˜€

We’ll begin with this lovely bullfrog that my siblings captured a few weeks ago. I love how colorful he is!

He looks so unimpressed. XD

Now for some flowers! I took these photos at a landfill, of all places. The beauty of the flowers really stood out against the ugliness of the surrounding landscape.

This patch of daisies appeared in the hayfield last month, and I managed to get some photos before it was overtaken by grass and weeds.

No photography post would be complete without Maude! It took a while to get her to cooperate, but I managed to get her to pose in the flowers. πŸ˜€

She wasn’t too pleased about having her photo taken.

Here’s another Maude photo from a different day. Doesn’t she look lovely in black and white?

Here’s some golden grass at sunset. I love the colors in this one!

These next few photos were taken on a tiny, overgrown nature trail at a nearby park.

Question: How many of you have seen an armadillo in the wild? They’re pretty common around here. I’ve been trying to get a good photo of one for years, but I never seem to have my camera with me when I spot them.

Here’s a random snail that was in our front yard. He was enormous!

This cute little snake was sunning on the driveway. (Do you think snakes can be cute?)

And now… SUN STARS! I’ve been practicing capturing sun stars for a while now, and I think I’ve finally figured it out.

Look at the rainbow flare! πŸ˜€

We’ll end with photos from a forest adventure. Last Friday, I took Ezra out to explore in the woods. He loved collecting interesting leaves and looking for animal prints, and I had fun taking photos. As we were walking back up to the house, he said sarcastically, “Did you get enough pictures?” He’s hilarious. :’D

Yep, more sun stars. πŸ˜€

Ezra had a tennis racket stuck down the back of his shirt to “knock down weeds”. I don’t see how it could have possibly been comfortable to carry it around like that, but he insisted. XD

I love how the evening sun lights up everything in the woods! It makes for such pretty photos.

YUM, BLACKBERRIES. The woods are absolutely full of them right now! Ezra picked this one for me and told me to keep it as “a memory of our adventure”. It’s sitting on my desk right now, and I’m going to tape the stem into my journal.

There were hundreds of dragonflies flying around in the low places. They were quite elusive, but I managed to capture one when it landed on a leaf – isn’t it such a pretty color?

I think this moss-covered stump kind of resembles a fuzzy shoe.

Can you see the tiny bug on the leaf?

I’m pretty sure this is a fox footprint!

On our walk back up to the house, I stopped in the hayfield to take a few photos of dandelion puffballs. πŸ™‚

When we reached the yard, George appeared to welcome us back to civilization. Aren’t his eyes pretty?

Thus concludes my recent nature photography! I hope you enjoyed all that greenery and sunshine. πŸ˜€ I’d love to hear which photos were your favorites/least favorites in the comments!

Until next time! Have a great week. ❀

Are you excited for summer?

34 thoughts on “Flowers & Forest Adventures

    1. Thank you so much, Aria! Ooh, thanks – I always appreciate when you take the time to share your favorite(s). πŸ™‚
      YAY INDEED!

      -Clara ❀

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  1. I LOVE THIS POST! My favorite photos are the the frog ones, the first photo of Maude, the one of a girl on the bridge (you? XD) and the last one of a fluffy dandelion. And I LOVE all the photos of Ezra! He’s so funny and adorable. I know, I have a lot of favorite pictures. All of these are amazing! πŸ˜€

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    1. WHY THANK YOU! I’m so glad you enjoyed my photos, Sara! The girl on the bridge is my older sister. πŸ˜‰ I know, Ezra is hilarious. Thanks again! πŸ˜€

      -Clara ❀

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  2. These are beautiful! They’re so aesthetically pleasing, and I wish there were more. πŸ˜‹
    I live in the city, so I wouldn’t call it the wild, but we do see armadillos quite often on the roadside. Unfortunately, sometimes we’ll see one who was hit by a car. 😒
    On a happier note (πŸ˜›), I can’t wait to see more of your photography in future posts! πŸ˜„

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  3. Those photos are absolutely beautiful! I really like the ones with flowers and sun stars. SO pretty!! Your photography is inspiring me to take some different kind of photos. πŸ˜‰ I’m so excited for summer! It’s going to be somewhat busy, but fun. Including this week, we have 4 more weeks of school, so we’ll be out soon!

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  4. You have a gray cat named George?!?!?!?! I do too! (Well technically he’s my Grandma’s but I picked him out from the rescue…)

    You dared get that close to a snake? Now THAT’s bravery. Same with holding the frog xD

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    1. Haha, that’s neat! πŸ˜€
      Well, it was a small snake, and he wasn’t poisonous. πŸ˜› And frogs are cute and harmless, even if they are slightly slimy. XD

      -Clara ❀

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  5. CLARA PHOTOSβ„’! Agh, they’re all so beautiful! 😍 They look so summery and adventurous! ME LOVE CLARA PHOTOS.

    I also think snakes are cute if they’re baby snakes. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Or if they’re an affectionate pet snake. Can pet snakes be sweet? πŸ€”

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    1. AWW THANK YOU! ❀ ME LOVE MADI COMMENTS.
      Yeah, small snakes are the cutest. XD I wouldn’t know about pet snakes because I’ve never really encountered one. I imagine they could be, though. πŸ€”

      -Clara ❀

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  6. Ah this was such a great post! Jinx enjoyed it to. He’s currently sitting on my lap, purring, and peeking over the desk. I love your photos of Ezra! And of Maude! And of that frog, he’s so cute and vibrant! And George does have pretty eyes (Jinx didn’t seem to be too impressed by them though.) and he looks so fuzzy!
    I reeeally love your photography style in case I’ve never mentioned it! It’s always so bright and happy and sort of… nostalgic or something. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ I’m glad Jinx enjoyed my post as well – he’s probably my only feline reader. He sounds so cuddly!
      Thank you and thank you! I know, the frog was so cute. πŸ™‚ George is deeply offended. XD
      Really? πŸ˜€ That means a lot to me, thank you! πŸ™‚

      -Clara ❀

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  7. Ahh, your photography posts make me so happy. heart eyes I LOVE the bullfrog photos, and the ones of Ezra because he is adorable. Carrying the tennis racket sounds like something Jeff would do, except he carries a machete instead. O.o :’D Deeeear me. Also those sun stars are absolutely gorgeous! And I’ve never seen an armadillo in the wild – wow, that would be odd. O.o
    I think this is my favorite post of yours in a while – I just loved it all so much! It was so happy and bright and summery and nostalgic and sweet. ❀

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    1. Awww! Your comments make me feel the same. πŸ˜€ HAHA, I think Jeff and my brothers would get along quite well. XD Thank you so much! REALLY? I guess it would seem just as odd to me to see a wild groundhog. XD
      Wow, really? I’m so glad to hear that! ❀ Thank you so very much, Allison!

      -Clara ❀

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  8. Wow, Clara, these pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! 😍
    And, haha, Ezra sounds like my little brother! πŸ˜‚

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