To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bug Portraits Anyone?

I am not a bug person. The fact that I have any photos in a set labeled 'Critters and Creatures' on Flickr is purely accidental. Trust me, I do not go looking for them...they seem to find me. Like this cheeky little horse fly. I was taking a macro picture of some shells the girls collected on our trip to the beach Saturday, when this little guy flew into the frame and made himself comfortable.

PS The photo I was taking is up at 52 weeks I know...early this week!


Anonymous said...

Somehow, you managed to process him so that he doesn't look quite so icky. LOL