It's been cold outside here in the northeast and the colors are long gone. I'm happy when there are flowers in the garden asking to pose for me, and I'm happy when the trees are wearing their autumn finery. I enjoy the change of seasons but feel a longing for warmth and color as winter approaches.
I started in the world of photography with a focus on landscapes. That's still a passion but I've added to that by feeding my fascination with color and intricate shapes by focusing on flowers and butterflies.
On Friday I gave in to my need for color with a visit to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in S. Deerfield, MA. It's just over 90 miles from home on a mixture of highway and smaller roads. The drive takes just under two hours which means it gets only occasional visits. I think I need to increase the frequency of my visits.
During the summer I follow butterflies in a local garden. During the cold months, I drive to visit the butterfly's warm inside environment at Magic Wings.
This beautiful creature posed for me in the warm days of summer in a garden close to home.
All of the photos I've posted in this thread were taken with a Fuji X-T2. Lens for this one was the Fuji XF55-200mm.