For all of you who have been so supportive and encouraging to me, here is a way I can share some images of butterflies, orchids, stained glass, and the beautiful people I see every day. I love looking at the world and catching a bit of it. I hope you enjoy what you see here. I believe I will be creating several categories so the organization should be pretty easy to follow. Enjoy.
As many of you know, I have been taking photos of butterflies for quite a while. Here is a beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. I think I took these in Powell Garden just about an hour outside Kansas City.
And a few more wonderful butterflies…
Many of these were taken in the Sophia Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri; in the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado, and in gardens around Kansas City, Missouri. I am pretty confident about the identification of some of them. But many others are still unidentified by me. As I am able to identify them, I will correct and add the information here. You should be able to just click on any image to enlarge it and go to the slide show.
You can go directly to the Butterfly page Butterflies: An Overview
Now, let’s take a peek at some orchids. Most of these were taken at the wonderful Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis, Missouri. Others are from other exhibits and gardens I have visited. I may not be able to find information about the locations for all of these because I may not have recorded that information routinely in the past. As with the butterflies, the diversity and beauty of orchids is awesome. So I hope you enjoy seeing some of these.
First, some Cattleyas...
And now a few Cymbidium…
And, of course, some lovely Paphiopediulm…
You can go directly to the flower section All Flowers Bright and Beautiful
You can go directly to the Orchid page by clicking here Orchids
You may also hop directly to the Irises section by clicking here on Irises
Another of my passions is photographing people.
Whether on the street, at museums, art fairs, or festivals; close to home, or in lands far away, I love “capturing” the beauty I see in the people I encounter. (Photographing children presents other concerns, but usually there is a parent near by who gives me a nod OK. At other times, I just hope my intensions are clear and the world excuses what some may think of as privacy intrusions. You be the judge.)
So here are few of the wonderful grown-ups and children I have crossed paths with.
You can go directly to the People section here People: An Introduction
Here is a link that will take you to many images of Children, What Joy
I take lots of images of people at street fairs and festivals this link will take you to some of them
I also love taking pictures of people in and around museums. Follow this link for a direct connection
There will be many more images of people, flowers and butterflies in other parts of this blog. I hope you enjoy seeing what I have seen and marveled at. There is lots more to come, so just click on the “FOLLOW” button and you will get an email and link whenever I post more. Of course, I am always interested in seeing what you are doing, so let me see your photos too.
I am limiting this “Photos from Bruce” blog to Flowers, Butterflies and People. I may slip some stained-glass photos in once in a while, but most of them reside safely in my Inspired Glass blog http://bappel2014.wordpress.com. I hope you visit that site and marvel at the images of stained-glass windows I have placed there for you to see and enjoy.
I must say that I have been fairly challenged with “Posts” “Pages” “Categories” and “Tags” etc. I am still learning how to organize the content here so readers can easily navigate through the various sections of this blog. Be patient with me. This is still very much a work in progress. But I think this is a good start. I’d really like to read your comments. So let me know what you think.
Remember, the PAGES in this blog may all be found in the Menu. All of the POSTS are listed chronologically in the order I have posted them. However, they also may be searched by looking under Recent Posts and (when I have this all figured out) under Categories and Tags. (Yes, I find all a bit confusing too. Hopefully I will have the organization cleaned up soo. If you follow me you should be able to see the improvement each time you get an update. At least I hope so. )
Keep your eyes open and rejoice in the beauty around us.