Saturday, January 15, 2011


01.15.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Trying to capture some bees that were savoring the nectar of these newly budded branches and into my viewfinder pops this butterfly (or is it a moth?)! What a fun discovery...afforded only by really looking, by truly opening my eyes, enhanced by a telephoto lens (arguably true), but also seen only by taking the time to explore and to discover.

To inquire and to serendipitously unfold is to learn. To do so in the beauty of our natural world with the experience of visual tools can turn learning into a passion. The concrete walls of educational institutions can be quite uninspiring as they often structure learning in opposite ways, but the internet, the connections (both visual and social), and the opportunity to travel into those unknown regions can be the door-opener for developing knowledge, skills, and most of all...the lifelong desire to continue the process. Freedom Park, Naples, FL


  1. Great catch! Wonderful detail and composition. I'll have to wait a few more months before I can enjoy flowers and insects!

  2. You speak the truth! Great, clear shot, too.

  3. Great shot and truthful reflection. Let's open those doors and head into the adventure called learning.