Back in July there was the right atmospheric mix of smoke, dust and haze to that allowed for an unfiltered capture of our orange setting sun. Although ~ 93 million miles away, it appeared as though it was just over there, a beautiful sight . . .
Even though the Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillar is a major pest to brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, et cetera), the white butterfly can be a pretty sight as it flits about, and it can be quite the quick flitter . . .
Like a blue dart, this female Belted Kingfisher came barreling around the river bend and then put the brakes on and hovered briefly, then banked right and queen kingfisher continued on her hurried way down the river. Was really hoping she would see a snack in the river and dive, but not to be; maybe next time.