But, you weren't there in the much-needed cooler temps and sporadic rain showers. (And lightning! It's pretty rare here, so it's a treat for everyone.) So these won't have the impact of the experience, and you can't smell them or wander around, or get caught in spider webs when you're going around the gazebo. You're missing out!
Sometimes, when I'm looking at beautiful things...
I get this feeling in me like I want to do something more to take in their greatness.
Eat them? Crush them in my hand? Pull them all up out of the ground? I don't know.
Sometimes taking pictures is not enough.
Especially since photos rarely capture what I actually saw--the color, texture and lighting doesn't quite translate--and certainly they don't capture what I felt.
There are other things in life like that. There's no way to re-experience the feeling, beauty, etc. even if you took HD video. You just have to absorb whatever you can right when it's happening.
And yeah, I took several closeup bug photos that I'll share in another post sometime. I figured this one was harmless enough.