Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #282

It was windy in Da Pine today. How windy you ask? Breezy enough to blow the brim off this Mexican Hat bloom.“The older you get the stronger the wind gets — and it’s always in your face. “–Jack NicklausSet your direction by your sails and not the gales on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim

via Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #282.

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #282

It was windy in Da Pine today. How windy you ask? Breezy enough to blow the brim off this Mexican Hat bloom.

“The older you get the stronger the wind gets — and it’s always in your face.
–Jack Nicklaus

Set your direction by your sails and not the gales on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #260

MEXICAN HAT TRICK!!!

I was sitting on the ground trying hard to frame up this Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera), also know as Prairie coneflower. The wind was a whipping the flowers about and I was having a tough time holding focus. I sat up to breath and looked a bit to my left and low and behold there was a bloom that had not one, but three little Reakirt’s Blue (Echinargus isola) butterflies just a pollinating away.

I managed a few quick exposures of the moment and felt like I had scored a “hat trick”. OLE’!

Shoot when the net opens up for you on your journey†††nada te turbe††jim