The continuing discoveries of a 21st century artist and naturalist …
I don’t normally post every day but I wanted to follow-up on yesterday’s post because I had yet to ‘catch’ the Virginia Spiderworts’ blossoms open. The blossoms only open in the morning and wilt by mid-day – each blossom lasting only one day. So this morning I took my camera out in search of at least one of those short-lived blossoms.
Below are the photographs I took of those flowers and one of my other rewards for an early walk to the river. (Just so there’s no misunderstanding of the effort involved in this walk I want to add that the river – The New River – is right in front of our home with our land encompassing part of its bank.)
We have a young rabbit enjoying the fruits of our lawn and surrounding fields and as I headed down the driveway he was having a morning meal of white clover. He sat so still that I was able to get within a couple of feet of him and capture his alert but motionless pose.
If you look closely you’ll see that I also captured other creatures having their morning repast – a caterpillar, a bee, and an unidentified bug on or near the Spiderwort blossoms. I took a picture of our resident male Eastern Bluebird sitting on the power line with a worm in his beak but the sky was clouding up and I the shots I took were too dim.
So it’s not just the time of year but also the time of day that can make the difference in what you discover in nature.