Freitag, 20. Juni 2014

Evening stroll... a small preserve area close to the Tauber Valley.

Today it's raining cats and dogs.

But yesterday my sweetheart and I enjoyed one of these perfect summer evenings with perfect mix of temperature, wind, sunshine and great nature.

Strolling along a narrow foot path of our small natural reserve was like a short getaway from daily routine.

As a reward making a stand against gravity and getting up from our sofa we had plenty of accidental meetings with the local "population": grashoppers, butterflies and various beautiful floral gems.

Here's a pair of Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) butterflies we call 'Schachbrett' (literally translated into chess board) in German.

The umbels of this species of grass glowed in the light of the low evening sun.

And here comes a trio of purple beauties...

brown knapweed - Centaurea jacea - Wiesen-Flockenblume

I assume this might be one of the Gymnadenia orchid species, but I'm not absolutely sure...

...and even here I was not sure what kind of beauty I had I front of my lens.

Does anybody know????

Ok, even the most beautiful evening must come to an end.

I hope you enjoyed our evening stroll.

A pleasant weekend to all of you!


  1. Oh das sieht nach einem perfekten Smomerabend aus! Schöne Fotos.. und Schachbrettfalter haben so etwas Jugendstilmäsziges -
    Ein wieder sonnigeres WE wünscht

  2. Beautiful stroll in your local area, especially to those Grasshopper and two Marble Whites, together.

  3. Anonym20/6/14

    Die Gräser Bilder sind herrlich, wie das Abendlicht sie zum leuchten bringt !
    Lieben Gruß, Patricia

  4. Amazing shots! I've never seen a marbled white butterfly before. And you got two together! The light on the grasses is simply incredible. What a great day for a photography outing.

  5. That stroll looks mighty inviting, stunning shots! My favorite are the grass umbels, ah, what beauties. Thank you for taking us along, dear Uwe, thoroughly enjoyed walking virtually with both of you.

  6. Was für ein schöner Spaziergang und du hast einfach wunderschöne Fotos mitgebracht! Traumhaftes Licht und tolle Blüten und Gräser. Die Schmetterlinge und der kleine Grashüpfer sind sowieso genial!
    Liebe Grüße aus Wien

  7. Thank you all for your kind comments!
    I was mostly offline during the weekend and enjoyed a trip to the Bavarian region Upper Franconia with all it's beauties! Y'all enjoy a great new (work) week!