Monday, July 6, 2009

Take a walk with me

I thought I would show you some pictures from the area I frequently walk in.

These ditches along my road may not look pretty at first glance, but there are different wildflowers blooming all the time.

Here is an example of one of those wildflowers. It's a bloom on a milkweed plant, and this monarch butterfly is enjoying it!

Look at this beautiful field! There are so many different things blooming here!

This is the path into the State property near our home. You can only get into it by walking. No vehicles allowed. As I walked in, I scared a deer who was hidden in the thick growth.


The whole area is beautiful; wooded and green. It's very quiet, with only the sound of the leaves rustling in the wind and the birds singing.


Here is another pretty little spot. It's all natural with nothing planted or landscaped. I think God does a pretty nice job of landscaping it on his own!
This is why I always take my camera on my walks. There is so much beauty to be seen and it changed daily!

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Connie said...

Your pictures are beautiful. What I love about the camera it does not pick up any of the dust and dirt that might be on the grass or leaves, it only shows the beauty.
It looks like what God created before the fall.

Brenda said...

How peaceful and beautiful, Mari. I love the pic with the butterfly.
Great week to ya!

A Captured Reflection said...

That is an amazing photo of the butterfly! Wow. Looks like a great place for walking.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh....what a blissful scene. I would so love to have an area this beautiful to walk each day. My walks consist of houses and asphalt. :o(

Patti VZ said...

Gorgeous scenery! Yes, I agree God does a nice job on landscaping! And you do a nice job with the pictures - thanks for sharing them with us!

Just Mom said...

Looks like a very tranquil trail.

septembermom said...

I enjoyed taking this little walk. Lovely.

Pat said...

This has to be God's tranquilizer for the soul. His creation is better then taking any medication!
You live in a beautiful area, I'd love to have that kind of scenery surround me. I can imagine it's beautiful in all seasons!

Brooke said...

the butterfly/flower picture is gorgeous! and you are very blessed to live so close such a beautiful area.

Lynn said...

Whew...after all that walking, I think I need a snack. ;o)

Beautiful butterfly picture.

Grandma Elsie said...

As I look at the pictures I can feel the peace and stillness . You know the bird songs in a place like this is always in accord with the stillness. It never seems to be out of order with the landscape God created.
Thank you for sharing today.
Elsie <><

Crown of Beauty said...

What a truly delightful and enjoyable post, Mari.

I love butterflies, flowers, trees, grassy wooded areas, paths, water scenes... and wow, you had it all in the pictures you posted!

Blessings on your day as I'm about to sleep already, it being close to midnight already. I'm back in my home city of Bacolod, and have my two dogs with me on my bed!

Julieann said...

OHHHH, so beautiful Mari:) The picture you got of the butterfly is amazing!!

Happy Tuesday.


Sandra said...

I want to come walk with you, it looks so peaceful :)

Cherdecor said...

Thanks for the virtual walk in your part of the world. I loved the scenery. Great pictures!

Short Stop said...

What beautiful pictures, Mari - especially the one with the butterfly.

I take my camera with me just about everywhere, so I know what you're talking about. YOu just never know what you might capture!

Joanna Jenkins said...

The butterfly is amazing! You have great patience when taking pictures :-)

Heart2Heart said...


Thanks for letting me take a walk with you someplace beautiful and peaceful today.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Renee said...

Such beautiful pictures! The scenery is gorgeous and so peaceful. Thank you!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love taking walks with you! I love how green everything looks! God is the best gardener!

Kayren said...

You got some really pretty pictures. I expecially love the one of the butterfly up close and then the last picture.

Justabeachkat said...

What a peaceful and beautiful place to walk! Wish I could join you.


Demara said...

Oh wow Mari, that butterfly on the flower is AMAZING!! You MUST have a good camera. I've tried time and time again to get shots like those with my little thing, but it just doesn't have as good of quality photos when I zoom in and when I go in for the 'kill' the little suckers fly away! :/

I loved walking with you here today!! Thank-you for inviting me along :)

Bonnie said...

that butterfly !!!! wow !!!! and what sort of flower is that that the butterfly is enjoying ?

Lara said...

What a beautiful place Mari. I must admit that I felt a bit envious!!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great pictures Mari! Gotta love the conference grounds!

Jenny said...

Your Monarch is breathtaking, and the path has such an eternal quality!

Raise Them Up said...

What a beautiful place! If my husband and I can ever plan a vacation that doesn't head east to see family, Michigan is where we'd love to go. Ideally, we'd love to find a nice cabin near the lake to rent.

Do you know if this campground has cabins to rent, or do you know of a campground along the coast which does? :)

I loved your pictures, btw!