Yellow Valley

Him and Her planned the inevitable two-day drive between mid west USA (IL) and southern USA (TX).

After what seemed like an all nighter of packing and loading , a cloudy Saturday afternoon was the lucky time of day to start. This was against the chosen planned Saturday Morning.
The bicycles that were constant company in spring, summer and onset of fall season had to move. Thanks to the bicycle stand, and some futile attempts of dissuasion to leave it back, it accompanied Him and Her on the journey.
As much as the thought of reaching the destination created a haste in us, was the temptation to stop by and smell the leaves.
The yellow of the fall season is one of the favorite color for Him and Her especially if it is on a canvas of nature.
This tempted a stop at the nature center to “quickly stop by” and get back on road.
The welcome spectacle at the nature center was sight to behold. The “quick stop” had to be bypassed to a stop and go picture by picture, frame by frame.
Needless to say, no justice done to the clocked colors of nature even with innumerable pictures and frames.
Here’s one ode to nature , which also selfishly speaks of the road trip of Him and Her.
The Sugar Grove Nature Center, IL
The Sugar Grove Nature Center, IL

Picture this – Hummingbirds

Summer is valuable to all , being short and obviously more sweet.

Hummingbirds are a wonderful sight at the nature center that we frequent. An epitome of energy and perseverance, it is among the smallest  of birds,  weighing not more than a U.S penny.

As fragile as the bird seems to be, the beating wings flap at such high frequencies that is audible to humans – they move so fast, that to capture their movements is a lesson in patience and lot of waiting time.

Here’s one captured by the Mr, on his Olympus OMD.

Humming Birds