The morning sun grows firce as it’s circle brings it in line with little slice of Appalachia. There’s no morning dew and that tells me that the rain is on its way soon. Between the prickly lettuce and the Japanese Knotweed the pollinators are having a party. The skipper butterflies are darting around everywhere and two of them seem to be playing tag with each other. Though very small they are extremely swift. If I’ve understood correctly their speed rivals that of a dragonfly. Correction.. the Dragonfly speed is officially just under 35 mph and the butterflies can reach 37 mph. So depending on individual skill levels it would be a race to behold. But these two are racing each other. I watched them zip around all the blooms and stop only to feed and refuel. They were like stockcars leaving the pits. They seemed to wait for each other before taking off again and eventually landing together on the leaf in front of me. Normally, skipper butterflies are very territorial and don’t tolerate sharing a perch unless… They’re mated! I began to understand that this race is a race to determine a worthy candidate for passing on genes. The smaller one must be the male as is common among insects and he also seems to be the one who is following the lead. If he can impress her with speed and ability he’ll win the prize and have a mate. He’ll get to be “best buds” forever.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.
I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/lloydslensphotographydiscussiongroup
Click the link below to jump to the Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe.https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/guide-to-mewe/embed/#?secret=GJGnIQEVHc
Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!
To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.
If you’re enjoying my blog and don’t want to miss a post then you can sign up for email alerts on my website.
Have you checked out the Zazzle Store?
I’m now using Zazzle to fulfil orders. What this means for you is a secure way to place an order, discount codes & a broader product selection! Simply use the contact form on my websiteand tell me which image you want and I’ll reply with a direct link to where you can place the order.