Nature Up Close: Some Photos From A Few Walks With My Macro Lens
Anyone who knows me, or even occasionally reads my blog, is aware I like to walk. I walk twice a day everyday. This past week I took my camera and macro lens on a few hikes near my house. I hoped to capture some more images of the beauty of nature up close. And every walk is an adventure. You never know what you will see. Even a common daisy,
and some bumblebees gathering nectar or pollen from some clover. Looking at these insects reminded me of the hours I spent as a young child watching the red and black ant nest in my backyard. I was fascinated by the wonders of nature from a very young age, mainly due to the encouragement of my dad.
Another walk took me to the reclaimed coal strip mines near my home. It was sunny and hot and a perfect day to see a snake. And see one I did. I believe this is a northern black racer.
As I tried to inch my way near to its head it decided to take off and I learned why it called a black racer. It was fast. I realized then I was probably way too close. Although they are not venomous the can still bite. And a snake bite on ones face is never a good thing.
On my way home from my walk today I found this mushroom growing along the trail. Soon I will be out walking but not looking for photos but rather the wild edible mushrooms I enjoy to find and eat. There is so much to see and do in the outdoors here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is my favorite place on the planet, in the Spring, Summer and Fall anyway. Here is a link to a gallery with more photographs from my walks with my macro lens. Afternoon hikes June 18 to June 23 2020.