6/4/12

Forest Floor Gems

A few little gems from the cottage, including a couple of rare sights to check off my must-see list.

FERN MACRO ANT (5)

LADY SLIPPER

The owner of the cottage at the end of the road has left her property virtually untouched. The landscape is truly magical; it is mostly populated with birch trees, moss and lichen, with a small group of Lady’s Slipper Orchids hidden among the ferns. (I’ll have more pictures of those birch trees.)

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While chasing butterflies and hummingbirds one day, I saw an odd little hybrid of both floating through the garden. It was neither~ I immediately recognized it as a Hummingbird Moth, but it disappeared before I could get a good look at it. A couple of days later I was walking past the same spot and found it resting in one of the flowerbeds. I ran back in to get my camera, but there was really no hurry; when I came by again several hours later it was in the same spot. Asleep.

HUMMINGBIRD MOTH (4)

LICHENSCAPES (5)

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful images Caitlin! I've never seen a hummingbird moth ... it must be beautiful in flight.

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  2. These are such lush photos! I used to see hummingbird moths growing up, but I haven't see one in forever, so this was a treat.

    Thank you for the video you left in your comment. It was beautiful! And so inspiring.

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