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Karen Adams

Karen Adams

Columbus, OH

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I have always loved taking pictures. I majored in Fine Arts at Ohio University in Athens where I concentrated on painting and ceramics. Photography was a hobby I loved, but have still never taken a class. Hopefully, I will get around to that some day!

People see beauty everywhere, but most of us are just too busy or stressed to really appreciate or pay attention! Butterflies are gorgeous pieces of artwork fluttering right before our eyes and many times we just don't notice them. At least, that's the way I was until just three years ago. I was helping my parents downsize so they could move into a lovely new retirement village. In cleaning out lots of memorabilia and going through so much beautiful artwork that my dad had done through the years, we came across a small booklet called "Butterflies of Ohio." Dad told me how he and his brother, when they were teenagers, used to catch butterflies. They made beautiful backgrounds to look like sky and added plant materials before mounting the butterflies and framing them. Then they would sell them. I actually have one of these, but never really knew the story behind it. He gave me the book.

I then found I was noticing more and more butterflies. I love to garden and realized that most days I was not alone in my garden. I had many butterfly friends fluttering about. Of course, then I started taking a picture or two. Then I thought, wouldn't it be great to photograph each kind of butterfly that is in that little booklet? When a Zebra Swallowtail entered my world, I was hooked! I have taken so many pictures of them, that I had to find a place to share them with others, and I found FAA.

Some butterflies are large and really grab your attention. The small ones can go completely un-noticed, but if you take the time to look, they are all quite beautiful! You can't help but smile and feel at peace when you are in the wonderful company of a butterfly!..

I also have a personal website called http://www.ksworldart.com/ where you can also look at images of my little piece of Mother Earth! Hopefully we can all live in gratitude for the treasures around us!

 

Somebody's Watching You by Karen Adams

 

Conkle's Hollow Holler by Karen Adams

 

Ice on the Rocks by Karen Adams

 

Ash Cave Abstract by Karen Adams

 

Cold Shower by Karen Adams

 

Dandelion Blues by Karen Adams

 

Gourds of Autumn by Karen Adams

 

Pumpkins For Sale by Karen Adams

 

Frozen Fingers by Karen Adams

 

Frozen Skies by Karen Adams

 

Butterfly Couples in Garden by Karen Adams

 

Monarch Hanging On by Karen Adams

 

Monarch and Blue Sky by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly in October by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly Dark and Light by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly Upside Down by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly on Purple Buddleia by Karen Adams

 

Dreaming of Jumping Over the Moon by Karen Adams

 

Moth Lips by Karen Adams

 

Warty Pumpkins by Karen Adams

 

Warts and All by Karen Adams

 

Sneaking up on a Black Swallowtail Butterfly by Karen Adams

 

Black Swallowtail Butterfly in Sun and Shadows by Karen Adams

 

Black Swallowtail Balance by Karen Adams

 

Beautiful Black Swallowtail in the Garden by Karen Adams

 

Looking up at Black Swallowtail Butterfly by Karen Adams

 

Focusing on White Coneflower by Karen Adams

 

Crinkle by Karen Adams

 

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Dorsal View by Karen Adams

 

Black Swallowtail Landed by Karen Adams

 

Black Swallowtail Dorsal View by Karen Adams

 

Black Swallowtail Landing by Karen Adams

 

Black Swallowtail on Orange Zinnia by Karen Adams

 

Spring Tulip Garden by Karen Adams

 

Spring Tulips by Karen Adams

 

Pearl Crescent Butterfly Couple Up Close by Karen Adams

 

Pearl Crescent Couple by Karen Adams

 

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Dorsal View by Karen Adams

 

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly on Verbena by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly Beauty by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly in Green Field by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly Illuminated by Karen Adams

 

Painted Lady Butterfly in Shadows by Karen Adams

 

Simple Cabbage White Butterfly by Karen Adams

 

Orange Sulphur Butterfly on Buddleia by Karen Adams

 

Orange Sulphur Butterfly on Verbena by Karen Adams

 

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Behind Bars by Karen Adams

 

Two Giant Swallowtails in the Garden by Karen Adams