DAILY PROMPT: EFFORT
Remember the little tale about the Ant and the Grasshopper? Well, this picture is neither an ant nor a grasshopper, but a bushy-tailed squirrel busily gathering berries for winter.
Busily preparing for the winter months to come
I got this shot outside the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence.
I caught this at Shawnee Mission Park in Kansas:
Come on, hurry up. I’m going to get there first!
For DAILY PROMPT: FIRST
As usual, I had a difficult time making up my mind which photograph I wanted to share for today’s DAILY PROMPT. Although I did have a shot I’d taken of the full moon, I set it aside and chose instead to share a photo I call “Nightfall”. It’s that “magic moment” when darkness hovers over the earth and there’s just a little light left before night swallows up the sun.
I’ll admit to being a bit flustered by today’s DAILY PROMPT. We’re a busy family. We love to go places and do things, so how could I narrow it down to a single ACTIVITY and choose only one photo?
I’ve pulled up dozens of pictures with activities ranging from gathering around for storytelling to putting up birdhouses. We made scarecrows last fall, and crafted snakes from buttons to celebrate Chinese New Year earlier this year. How to choose? It was making me a bit crazy.
Finally, I settled on a picture I took at “Dinosaur Day”. This was an outing we made to a nature conservation area near Liberty, Missouri, for a special exhibit on dinosaurs. It was great fun because unlike many museum exhibits, this one encouraged a very “hands on” approach in many areas. Some things, of course, like the “dino poop” — yes, we really saw dinosaur poop — were not to be touched. As though anyone would really want to touch dinosuar poop, right? And the huge snakes were safely in cages where they couldn’t be touched.
But there were many fun things for kids to pick up, investigate, play with and have a great time learning about. I took dozens of photographs, put together a video presentation, and we cherish our memories of “Dinosaur Day”.
Here’s the picture I chose to share:
At the Activity Table at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary.
P.S. If POOP ever comes up as a DAILY PROMPT, I’m ready!
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary
After posting a photo of fall colors yesterday, I’m definitely in an autumn mood. It’s a fairly cool morning here in Missouri, not at all like our usual sweltering hot August mornings.
Although the forecast calls for more hot temperatures in days to come, right now I’m enjoying this delightful morning and looking ahead to autumn.
When I read today’s DAILY PROMPT and saw the word CHANGE, my thoughts went at once to the changing seasons.
Here’s one of my original art works showing our glorious autumn colors.
No, this isn’t photo-shopped…just Mother Nature at her best. I loved the way this one colorful branch stood out from the rest of the leaves.
Early Autumn Colors
Daily Prompt: Standout
DAILY PROMPT: REFLECTIONS
Several years ago I took part in a photography project titled “Reflections”. I took dozens of photographs of mirrors, lakes, and anything shiny and bright. This lake shot is my favorite from the project:
Taken on a cold November morning at George Owens Nature Park