August 21 was a day that captured the attention of the entire United States. Yes, for a little while, we would be in total darkness! And we would be in awe the whole time!
But, not all of us lived in or were close to the “path of totality” of the total solar eclipse. Fortunately for me, I wasn’t too far away and a good friend lived right smack in the middle of it, in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Better still, he owned a nice bit of land with a great view in all directions and the weather was clear blue skies!
This is just as the moon was about to cover the Sun. It literally took about 15 seconds from beginning to block the Sun until fully blocking it.
What a spectacular day it was!
These very nice folks out on the West Coast (Oregon) are a couple of the nicest people with their regular posts about the hummingbird activity on their property.
And, you’ll be amazed by the hummingbird activity there!
So, if you get a chance, say hello! They’ll respond and thank you! They’re pretty good with a camera!
I love animals and they’re just so beautiful it amazes me, like this black panther and this black wolf.
And how about this little Big Guy!
A little girl and a baby elephant – friends yet they’re so different.
Shouldn’t we see things the way a young child would, so innocently and beautifully?
Just a splash of this or that can add so much flavor to our lives.
And that extra spice can be ever-so-beautiful.
My dad was a painter who did various types of scenes and portraits, some very realistic and others with fanciful colors.
One of his favorites is this painting, called “Regal”.
And, this is a photo of a “Golden Tiger”.
Art imitates life, sometimes in the most beautiful ways.
The perfect companion?
It just might be someone who can share that quiet moment with you and see it through your eyes.
I have to admit, when I first saw this picture, I thought it was some kind of textiles, perhaps various polyester threads.
Well, that’s not what it is at all!
This is a highly magnified wing of a butterfly!
That’s right, this is what a butterfly’s wing looks like when it’s highly magnified.
And, even as small as it is, look at how marvelously beautiful it is!
This is called an Ethiopian Welo Opal and it looks like an underwater scene, bubbles and all!
Some of the most beautiful photos you’ll ever see and some are truly astounding!
This is actually a reflection of the city of Chicago off of the nearby Lake Michigan, which is why Chicago looks upside down.
But, what an amazing picture!
Sometimes, something as ordinary as a drop of water can become something so much more beautiful.
Like this swan!