Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Common Wood Nymph

We celebrated our
36th Wedding Anniversary yesterday.

We went bug hunting.
It is what we like to do.

We saw a Common Wood Nymph for the first time.

We both carried cameras.
We clicked together.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow, congratulations on your anniversary Sherry. It is great that you and your hubby enjoy the same hobby. It sure makes life more enjoyable.

The wood nymph is great. We see them often when we are out birding.

Marimoy said...

That is awesome that you got to share a first experience together! On your anniversary no less!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! 36 is impressive.

kkryno said...

Happy(belated)36th! I wish you both at least another 36 years together. Your wood nymph is lovely. The colour reminds me of velvet; soft and inviting. You two are inspirational!
BTW; thank you for your good thoughts for my friend. I believe everything helps in matters like that. :)
Love, V.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Thank you. It is fun to go birding and bugging together. You and your dearly beloved also bird together so you know how much fun it can be. Now that my husband and I both have cameras we have been taking pictures while we bird and bug!
This is the first time we had seen the Wood Nymph. I saw another few at the library this morning...amazing.

Q said...

Dear Mimi,
I was struck by the way we both were snapping away at the same butterfly. Side by side we were with different lens. (My pictures turned out best!LOL)

Q said...

Dear Wren,
Thank you. 36 years and still acting like Honeymooners...

Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary Q!!
Beautiful beautiful captures~love that first image! Sounds like you both have the same interest in Nature!
Wishing you many more days & years together hunting insects, & snapping away side by side! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Wendy said...

What a special anniversary gift! Both of you seeing a Wood Nymph for the first time.

I think it's in the Chinese language (I could be mistaken) where the word "butterfly" and "soul" are the same. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Great shot of the wood nymph.
Best wishes to your anniversary.
In 2009 we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. We got married on Christmas Day in a Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto.

- Cheers Gisela

smilnsigh said...

Belated Happy Anniversary Wishes, to the both of you.

I love this name... 'Common Wood Nymph.' "Nymph" always makes anything, far from common. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh blog

Unknown said...

Sherry, love your photos of the wood nymph... very pretty.

Rob and I share the same hobby too, whenever we have free time we're off to the wild to shoot anything in sight.... with a camera, of course... :) we will be 39 years married this October... we still enjoy each other's company...

so HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! the best is yet to come.... i wish you health and continued happiness... and no fighting over who's photo is the best!

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
Thank you! I did not post on our special day since we were out and about! My husband took the day off work and we had a fun filled, buggy day.
I also think the Wood Nymph has a velvety look to her. I love the yellow with eye spots too. She spent most of her time wings up;
we waited for wings open.
I will keep your dear friend in my prayers. I too believe in the power of prayer.
I will check in and see how she And you are doing.

Q said...

Dear Cat,
Thank you. My husbamd and I are a pair. We do enjoy birds and bugs and blooms. I think the cameras have given a new level of fun to our lives. Not only can we watch the birds, bugs and blooms but we can take pictures, have slide shows and id later. I bet we have seen lots over the years but did not have any way of iding.
Hopefully we will be snapping away for another 36 years.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Thank you!
Roses, cards and baubles were also involved. LOL

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I think you are right. My husband and I are soul of friends...we fly with the butterflies.
He is very supportive of my relationships with the bugs and the birds. Even when the birds eat better than we do he doesn't complain.
Thank you for your friendship,

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
A charming place to say, "I do" I bet! I think it is very important for couples to celebrate their special day; it can so simple as a walk in the park.

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
Thank you. I agree! First time seeing this charmer for us. I have been reading about how some butterflies fly at only certain times of the year. Others are hidden so well in the woods you rarely see them.
Now is the time the female Wood Nymph is laying eggs. Maybe that is why we are seeing her.

Q said...

Dear Carol,
LOL...nice to share a fun hobby that also involves moving the body about. 39 years is great! Congratulations to you too.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations to you and hubby....out together with wonderful Sherry....I hope that you both had a beautiful day........

The wood nymph is pretty....I love the name imagination runs riot.......

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you! We have lots of fun together. I have not been able to ride my bike lately so we go for long walks instead. Taking pictures together is very fun. We also like to read together.

Karen Owen said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! What an accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

WOW - what GREAT photos! I've never seen this butterfly before, and your photos captured it so perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

Deb said...

What a lovely post ~ bug hunting sounds like fun :-)

ChrisND said...

Love your Wood Nymph...congratulations on your anniversary and in having someone to share your passions with.

Mary said...

Congratulations to you and Mike. What you did together is a special tribute to love and life.

Q said...

Dear Karen,
I am a lucky girl to have married not only my soulmate but my best friend. He is a joy to have dinner with every night...a great date after all these years....

Q said...

Dear Kim,
The Common Wood Nymph is not so common for me either! I did enjoy taking these pictures. Standing side by side with my husband snapping away was the best part.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
It never matters what we do together, bug or bauble hunt, I enjoy being with my husband.
Thank you,

Q said...

Dear Chris,
Thank you. You are right, my husband shares my passion for nature...adding the cameras has opened up a new hobby and expression we both enjoy.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Thank you! We also had a lovely lunch and a stroll in a nice shopping district!
Sherry who dances with the bees