"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Wonders of Summer

  My husband and I love to go hike and it gives me the opportunity to take pictures of interesting things.  So, last week we went to a local park and they have a trail that goes around an island where we found GIANT dandelions!  

  As you can see I am not lying.  We were amazed at how big they were.  

  Standing tall in the grass, they were beautiful.  The song Strawberry Wine sung in my head as we walked through the trail.  *That reminds me I have to download that song. 

  Believe you me we made our wishes....

  This shot was fun to take.  Needless to say we got maybe two good shots out of....a million.  But hey, we got it.

  Down the path a little ways we ran into these crazy looking beetles.  

  Seriously, no photo shopping this is really their color.  They were bright, metallic and they were in groups so they really stood out. 

  Exploring and taking photos really reminded me of the days of being younger and having all Summer to do anything my heart desired.   Go hunting for rocks, collect butterflies and lady bugs.  Nature is an incredible thing. 
  I hope you enjoyed my little adventure.  What have you explored this Summer so far?  Please share in the comments below.


  1. We had beetles like that in California. They were like a metallic green, and seemed to be made of metal. And they could fly! I haven't seen once since coming to Oregon.

    1. We said the exact same thing about the beetles looking like they are painted. It was crazy. Nature is truly amazing. I need to look them up and see what kind of beetle they are and why they are the color they are.