Another day, another “gettin’ lost” photo trek!
Terry and I were wandering around Franklin County Backroads near the Elkhorn Creek and happened upon a fish hatchery. We got out of the car and wandered around a bit, watching the geese and herons who littered the large pond areas. Every waters edge we walked frogs jumped into the water with a croak and splash. We had heard that there were often river otters pillaging the ponds, but didn’t get to see any this day. It was a very bright day, and shooting anything was a bit difficult as the sun was making everything over the top. But still, you always look for something different to try.
As we were walking back to the car, I stopped at the weedy area near the edge of the hatchery. I saw this butterfly flitting from thistle to bright thistle. I looked fairly foolish trying to chase him along the weeds, but finally he stopped long enough for me to catch a few frames of him basking in the sunlight on a deep purple thistle.
The shot made the stop so worthwhile, and at least one fun image from the day.
Sometimes, ya gotta get in the weeds.