WalkingSquares 1 through 5
BeckyB of Winchester is asking us all to accompany her in walking every day in November, and in capturing a square image from our daily walks. This is my first time in joining in on a Squares Challenge. I do walk around our farm about three days a week normally, but for this challenge I am going to try to walk every day, and post the week’s images on Sunday.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, was overcast, not a day to inspire landscape photos. In Texas, we don’t get a lot of fall color, but we do have these Winged Elm trees with interesting flattened twigs.
I know that having a line straight through the center is a compositional no-no, but I just wanted to try it for once.
Wednesday, November 2. A Queen butterfly nectaring on a Vitex tree.
Thursday, November 3. This was another warm day, too windy to allow good focusing on plants and insects. I noticed these galls on oak saplings for the first time. Wasp larva grow inside the galls, but the whole process of how the wasps induce the plants to form the galls is not yet understood.
Friday, November 4, was another overcast day, and so windy I didn’t want to walk under the trees. Insects made themselves scarce too, so finally I settled for a picture of my walking companion. 🙂
A storm blew through on Friday night, and Saturday, November 5 was clear and crisp. Instead of walking at home, I went to a local church’s rummage sale, and after securing a load of bargains, I walked around their beautiful old cemetery and grounds.
I have enjoyed following the challenge this week — getting some exercise and noticing some new things on my walks, and in visiting the other participants!
Lovely photographs! I especially love the butterfly.
Thanks, Andrea! I think it is the best one this week — it was such an overcast week. I am hoping for better light this week, but I am enjoying getting out and walking every day with no excuses. 🙂
Wonderful. Fabulous walks and photos. Up the middle works for that photo. Walking companion was good to pose 🙂
Thank you, Brian! It is such a fun challenge and I loved seeing your Sunday walk!
Thanks 🙂 🙂
You have the most adorable walking partner, and I am just loving your daily walks. A very warm welcome to the Squares community we are delighted you have joined us
Thank you, Becky — I have enjoyed posts with your challenges on many blogs, and I always meant to join in before now. I am glad to finally join!