When Fashion & Nature Collide: July Edition

I am so excited to share July’s Edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Once again, this month is packed with stunning photography, amazing art and fashion features that will truly inspire all!  Nature, in Michigan, is loving the sunshine and is out in full force!

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On the third Wednesday of each month, we celebrate the beautiful collision between nature and fashion. Keep in mind, my focus will be to share a detailed background of my critter photography, featured in the current edition. I highly recommend you visit the other three posts, from The Arty Plantsman (botanical photography), LisMorePaper (Artist) and 3C Style (Fashion) to present you with “When Fashion & Nature Collide” in its entirety.  With that being said, I hope you enjoy the fifth edition of…

When Fashion and Nature Collide: July Edition

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Critter Photography Features

The Magical Damselfly

sunflowers, bugs,garden 8-16-17 024 - copieDamselfly – Damselflies are one of my favorite critters to capture in the garden. They are truly fairies in disguise!
These beautiful insects are of the suborder of Zygoptera, in the order Odonata. They are very similar to dragonflies, but are smaller in size. When at rest, most species fold their wings along their body. Damselflies eat small, soft-bodied insects like aphids and mosquitoes. Bonus! These stunning creatures are found on every continent except Antarctica.

 

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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola, Nature Photography by Roda, Flower Photography by The Arty Plantsman, Dragonfly Art by LisMorePaper

The Gray Tree Frog

photo jun 03, 8 35 17 pmThe Gray Tree Frog: is a species native to much of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. These magical creatures have the ability to camouflage their lumpy skin, from gray to green. This tree frog is found in woodland ponds and swamps, and is capable of surviving freezing temperatures.  These adorable creatures will congregate around house lights, at night, to enjoy a tasty insect feast!

 

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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola, Nature Photography by Roda

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For a look at the big picture of “When Fashion and Nature Collide”, don’t forget to visit the rest of the team:

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The Arty Plantsman

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Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss the 6th Edition of “When Fashion and Nature Collide”, on August 15th. Did you miss a past edition? No worries…
March Edition

April Edition

May Edition

June Edition

“There is something magical about being nestled among a field of wildflowers or resting on a fern covered forest floor, waiting for gifts from Mother Nature. For me, it is not just about photography…it is about being one with magnificent creatures, up close and personal.”
~ Roda

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Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…
♥Roda

*For more nature inspired photography by Roda, visit…

Nature’s Lens
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Roda’s Critter Connection: Elk

I had many encounters with elk, one of the largest members of the deer family, while hiking in the Rocky Mountains.  The elk spend their summers in the alpine tundra, which was my favorite location in the Rocky Mountains.

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I so enjoyed observing and photographing these majestic creatures.  My family finally put limits on my elk photography!  I was told if it was not “special” we were not stopping!  Granted, to their defense, I took a ton of photos.  It is all about balance, once again.

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This beauty was radio collared and seemed to enjoy posing for the camera.  Elk are the only tri-colored member in the deer family, with tan bodies, dark brown manes and a beige rump patch.

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We both enjoyed the wildflowers, for different reasons!

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I enjoyed observing this female elk (called a cow or doe). Considering I was sitting only 15 feet away from her, I think she enjoyed my company.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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Mark Your Calendars!

One week from today, the fabulous four will, once again, celebrate the beauty of fashion and nature!  You won’t want to miss the June addition of When Fashion and Nature Collide, next Wednesday, June 20th!

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June is going to be incredible!  But, while you are counting the days until next Wednesday, why not check out our past editions!

March Edition

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April Edition

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May Edition

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“There is something magical about being nestled among a field of wildflowers or resting on a fern covered forest floor, waiting for gifts from Mother Nature. For me, it is not just about photography…it is about being one with magnificent creatures, up close and personal.”
~ Roda

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*For more nature inspired photography by Roda, visit…
Nature’s Lens

©Growing Self & Nature’s Lens, 2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Growing Self & Nature’s Lens with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. All photographs belong to Growing Self & Nature’s Lens.