Cecelia Mathis, lover of the outdoors and wildlife photographer, presented her photos of wildflowers, birds and a butterfly today at the Grayson County Library, Independence, VA. Each photo was accompanied by a story which added to the description of the subject, sometimes where it was found, and always with a background of her personal discovery process. The chosen slides represented, for the most part, what we would expect to find at this time of year. Trout lily, spring beauty, a pair of purple finches, and trilliums graced the screen.
This is the second library program Cecelia has brought to our area, the first being at the Alleghany County Library in Sparta, NC. She will return to Independence on May 15th, to offer the nursing home residents an opportunity to share in her enthusiast hobby.
Cecelia is a volunteer for Blue Ridge Discovery Center, and works under our 'banner'. We are hugely grateful for her public outreach, and hope she will publish some of her excellent photos with us on this blog in the near future. We also wish to thank the staff at Grayson County Library for their help in making this possible. Not to mention the cookies.