Cee’s FOTD — June 2–Poppy

Cee FOTD

Lens-Artists Challenge #150 – Let’s Get Wild!

This week, Dianne (RAMBLING RANGER) leads LACP — Let’s Get Wild!

“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.”  –Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt used his authority to protect wildlife and public lands by creating the United States Forest Service (USFS) and establishing 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 national game preserves, 5 national parks, and 18 national monuments by enabling the 1906 American Antiquities Act. During his presidency,Theodore Roosevelt protected approximately 230 million acres of public land.

Watching Elks to protect and fight for their territory in Rocky Mountain Nation Park was an adventure. There we saw a younger Elk (on the right) entering the “king’s” territory and challenging the “king” (left). After a fight, he was chased out of the territory.

I’m always enjoy watching birds and deer in our local nature preserve parks:

Horses ran wild in the open field:

Dianne says, “The natural world is my passion in life, and I love to share it.” Through her lens, we get to enjoy her beautiful photos of natural world. You really don’t want to miss it! Hope you will join this special theme. Remember to use the lens-artists tag and include a link to Dianne’s original post. Many thanks to you for sharing your creative, beautiful, and inspiring blue and green images last week.

Next week, Patti will be offering LAPC #151, be sure to check out her site then!  Her theme is From Large to Small. Patti gives us some details: “Pick a color and take several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring).”

Cee’s FOTD– Peony

Peony for Cee’s Flower of the Day!

With its gorgeous lush petals, it’s hard not to fall in love with Peonies!

Peonies might not grow well in this part of the country, I was happy to pick a few at the market.

 

Peonies were cultivated in China over two thousand years ago; and about a thousand years ago, the Japanese began to grow. In the eighteenth century, peony cultivation and breeding took hold in both England and France. For more…

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