I took this shot in North Carolina.  We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from start to finish.  It was a great vacation, and although North Carolina had the most spectacular views, I think my favorite area of the trip was near Roanoke, Virginia.  Hey, any vacation that involves spending the the night in Mount Airy NC, seeing Floyd’s Barber Shop, and shopping for candy in Opie’s Candy Shop can’t be bad.  Seriously, the whole town is a tourist trap, but the mountains surrounding it are visually amazing, and well worth the the visit.

 

Macro Caterpillar

I ran into this small guy on the back deck.  Not much to tell, he sat still and I took his picture.  Too bad I couldn’t get him to smile.

Green

 

I love shooting in the vegetable garden.  Last night I finished watering and pulled out the camera to see if any insects were stirring, or new blossoms had opened when I looked down and saw this.  This is the leaves to my heritage yellow squash.  I don’t know if it was the light or the fact I had just watered, but the color was just stunning.  I don’t think I have ever seen a color quite so deep and rich, and the texture of the leaves emphasized and reflected the light reminding me of an emerald.  As always comments are welcome.