For more photos of beetles, bees, bugs, and ladybugs, click here or on the image to go to GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE.
Click here to read more about this little guy and see more pics from my photo shoot with him.
It was a beautiful drive from the mountains to the city today. Autumn colors are at their peak in the high country.
I took these photos today while hiking. It was one of those perfect fall days with that crisp air, plenty of sun, but not too warm or too cool, and not too windy. The autumn colors are near their peak at 11,000 feet elevation. I grew up around this area and raised my children here. The mountains get in a person's blood. There's not any place I'm more comfortable being than when I'm in nature.
I captured these photos this afternoon. At one point, I had two birds and one butterfly on my hand at the same time. But I couldn't take a photo because I had to protect the butterfly! The birds are used to me giving them nuts (pecans today) and while they were waiting for their usual treat, the birds were eyeing my butterfly pal. I verbally told the birds a firm "no!" and shielded the butterfly with my fingers at times.
I should add that the birds seemed to know that "no!" wasn't good because they would step up my arm, away from the butterfly, and I've never seen them do that!
FOR A FEW MORE BUTTERFLY PICS CLICK HERE
VIDEO of Stephen Doyle Assembling "Curiosity" one of his tape installations for Paul Tough’s
cover story in the NY TIMES Education issue. Watch how he assembles the tape!
To see photos of dragonflies, bees, yellow jackets, spiders, and more click here to go to my photography website: www.gettingintouchwithnature.com
This is a good article explaining all about the breath. Click here to go directly to the website where this was posted. I'm looking for improved ways to deal with stress and gain clarity. Suggestions are welcome.
Be sure to check out Jasper's Blog if you love animals! It's always a good source of information.
My new website, GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE, showcases my photography, books, limited editions, calendars, greeting cards, paintings, and other artist inspired stuff along with my adventures with all kinds of wonderful life forms.
Check it out:
I'm an artist, writer, photographer, private investigator and an activist in small ways.
"Turning indifference into making a difference."
A labor of love website devoted to animal and human rights, and better living. A place to be inspired ...
My LADYBUG book is filled with beautiful images & inspiring quotes. Click here for more info.
I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
Read about life in the woods with Chippy & the crew...