Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Chasing Grasshoppers



The other morning I woke up early and decided that
I would take a little walk down to the lake and see
what I could find.




As I left the campground this is this is what I saw..
In my opinion not too pretty of a site.  The wide open desert.



And then I made my way down to the lake.
When I was young my sister and I would always come out to this
part of the lake.  Its called Boulder Beach.  We always thought it
was named that because... just look at all the rocks!
But they say it's called Boulder Beach because it is close to
Boulder City.  I'm still not buying it.


As I was walking along by the lake I spotted these
tree branches full of these weird barnacles.
They kinda look like tiny little shells. 
They looked so cool.




If you look close you can see all types of different
little flowers.  But from far away they just look like weeds.



See what I mean..
The little flower above looks so pretty close up.
But take about 5 steps away and you can't see them.



This weed doesn't look so bad with the sun
shining on it just the right way.



The Grasshoppers are everywhere out here.  I have
been trying all week to catch a photo of one.
They are not those great big green Grasshoppers.
These are tiny brown grasshoppers that blend
in with the dirt.  As I was trying to snap off a
shot of one, this little guy came running by.
He froze just for a moment for me to catch this shot.



And of course there is never a shortage of these little guys
hanging around.


Well yesterday I finally got a photo of this little grasshopper. 
They really are so hard to spot.  They blend right in with the dirt.
I am pretty sure I will continue to chase these little critters
to see if I can get a better shot. 


Thanks for taking a peek at my photos from my
morning walk..  It's amazing the beauty you can find through 
the lens of a camera. 


I do hope you take time to see 
beauty in the little things.

Hugs~


Oh yes and Happy Turkey day to all
my US Friends.

50 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the light in these. looks peaceful and calming. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, I enjoyed joining you on your walk. Those grasshoppers blend into the background so well, no wonder they are so hard to find. Happy Thanksgiving.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Nature is so amazing; that's why I love macro photography. Something may look ordinary from a distance, but get up close and you can see such amazing, intricate details. Love these!!!

Netty said...

Beautiful photographs Linda and to get that grasshopper is amazing. In the spring in UK we get some wonderful blue dragonflies and hope one day to get a decent photo of them. Hope you are enjoying your trip, hugs Annette x

Silvina Soave said...

Imágenes maravillosas, hermoso blog!! Abrazos desde Argentina.

Deanna said...

Oh I so agree about seeing all that beauty thru the eye of the lens. Beautiful captures, my friend. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Gayle Price said...

Oh I so enjoyed this morning walk with you Linda, thanks for taking me along. I love looking at the world through your camera. I love the 'desert' photo, I think the colours are just beautiful, and of course that elusive grasshopper is very clever, his colourings are amazing. xx

It's me said...

Beautiful pictures !!....love from me...xxx..

Becca said...

Great shots Linda! I've never seen "Boulder Beach" look so pretty! So cool you got a shot of that jack rabbit! He's cute! I bet he was just happy he got shot with a camera and not a rifle like I bet happens sometimes. LOL

julieprice3 said...

Visiting your blog is always such a wonderful start to my day, just beautiful
Hugs julie P

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful photos again, thanks for sharing.

yyam said...

Thanks for the lovely walk in your neck of the woods. I always enjoy living through your beautiful photos! :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful photos! Happy Gobble GObble to you!

Lynnda said...

WOW those photos are so beautifully shot!!! You are amazing Linda... hugs...xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your photos always inspire me!! They are gorgeous!!!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Oh my gosh, such amazing photo's, you are so inspirational, thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving. Deb x

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Excellent captures. Grasshoppers are hard to photograph. I learned that it's all about how slowly you can come upon them. Sometimes, after a time, if they think you're no threat, they'll let you get really close. The secret is SLow. Then again, they're fast in summer here but slow down with the cool fall. So I guess there's two secrets--slow and cool. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful collection of photos. I am glad you are having a wonderful time. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Hugs~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning photos Linda! Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks like you are having fun out there!
Have a happy thanksgiving!!!!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous photo's, Linda, I envy your time taking pictures! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, I will eat your share of the turkey!

Shahrul Niza said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Linda!. This is so much fun, discovering little fauna & flora of the desert :). You made weeds looked so beautiful!!

craftattack said...

Your pictures are, as always, fantastic! Have a happy Thanksgiving! Valerie

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I nearly missed the grasshopper as my attention was taken by the seedling. A lovely place to be sure, all the nicer as it holds special memories for you too.

Katy Noelle said...

Aren't our cameras such a gift? It sounds so corny but it's so true - looking through the lens gives us a chance to explore the beauty of the world around us - even when none of the shots come out... at least, we saw it and knew the beauty was there. I'm grateful!

So, through your lens - looks like paradise to me! ;)

Happy Thanksgiving, Lynda!

xxo

Chris said...

Linda you see the most amazing things that most of us would miss and your photographs are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

Happy Thanksgiving xx

lauren bergold said...

only *YOU* missus, could make grasshoppers, ants, and weeds into GLORIOUS pieces of ART!!! totally in awe of your photography, as always!

ps happy thanksgiving!!! ♥

Catherine said...

You are capturing some very lovely things with that camera! I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Linda!
xo Catherine

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning shots ... I could look at your photos forever ... you always take me on a journey somewhere ... Happy Thanksgiving!

unikorna said...

Your corner of the world looks so much more inviting than my foggy countryside...Kisses Linda.

Lynn Richards said...

Your photos make any walk look beautiful!! So enjoyed the photos and I just read in a devotional today to remind myself to look for the small beauties in my day.mthanks for the gorgeous reminder!
xo
Lynn

S. Etole said...

Your walk was filled with beauty through your eyes. That rabbit has enormous ears!

Juliana said...

cool shots!
looks like spring!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful photos, Linda. You have me wishing for warmer weather ... snow is in the air here!

julieprice3 said...

It's always a pleasure to see your wonderful photos, have an awesome day my friend
Hugs Julie P

Buttons said...

Oh I truly would love to go for a morning walk on the beach with you and my camera. Amazing beautiful shots. B

Nancy Claeys said...

As it's fairly rock-less here in Nebraska, I'm always happy to see rocks and boulders.

Not a big fan of grasshoppers, but you did a great job of finding and capturing this little guy. :)

Jane Wetzel said...

hello lovely Linda :) felt like I was right there with you... thanks for sharing the beautiful..

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

You certainly have a knack for capturing the beauty of the desert even when it's hard to find.

Cathy H. said...

I love the way you looked for and found beauty in the tiny things! Your macro images are gorgeous! I love the tiny little pink flowers, they look like little bells!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I´ll say you got the knack alright.
Fabulous shots!! Have a great Monday!

Audrey Pettit said...

You have really beautifully captured the landscape of where you are, Linda! Feels like I am right there with you! Love it!

Barbara Shallue said...

One thing I love about photography is being able to get up close and discovering beauty you would have passed by before, like those tiny flowers. What a great walk!

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful these are, Linda!
I especially love the tree branches with the little white "thingys" on them. Really interesting.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

xo.

Nan G said...

Thanks for sharing your morning walk. I find the first pic to be fabulous! A beautiful shot of the desert. I miss such wide openness, living in FL with all of its vegetation everywhere! Anyway, a beautiful place you've picked to spend thanksgiving!

Bunch of Barrons said...

These are gorgeous shots!

Justine said...

wow these are so amazing!

Rosie Grey said...

Such amazing photos, Linda - wonderful!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm such a fan of macro photography, and you do it so well. There is much to be seen in this big old world when you inspect something with a magnifying glass. I'm glad you shared some of that with us today! Love those teeny pink flowers.

Sandie Edwards said...

It is so amazing how that grasshopper looks like part of the ground formation - nature is brilliant in its disguise for survival. Looks like you had a wonderful time, and some amazing photos.