12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

My wonderful. Everyday, I step outside my front door, and never know where I will find, "my wonderful." With five young children, following in my shadow, I take a moment to capture the beauty that floats across my front porch. "My wonderful" glided through the air and landed on nearby plants to replenish for the day. Its beauty of detail is remarkable. With chaos of life tugging at my shirt, laundry piling high, dishes overflowing, and homework stacking on top of desks...I pause...I notice the beauty that literally, flies right in front of my eyes, and I take notice of all its splendor, its miraculous body working like a well-oiled machine, and cannot help but smile from a gift of Mother Nature and all her glory.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Waxahachie, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Copyright: © Lorie Hanna