All posts by Ellen Jennings

Female Anhinga

A female Anhinga struck up a pose at the edge of a small pond. It was late afternoon with little sunlight reaching the water.

Female Anhinga
Female Anhinga

The reflections in the water changed considerable by my moving just a few feet and a small drape of fall colored leaves added some color.

Female Anhinga
Female Anhinga

A few steps further on and the leaves and some Spanish Moss competed for a frame around the bird.

Female Anhinga
Female Anhinga

Swamp Spider Lily

Spider Lilies, or Swamp Lilies–take your pick. I’ve heard them called both and a Google search finds an overwhelming number of variations on each name.

Spider Lily
Spider Lily

I do not know if these particular ones naturalized on their own around the swamp or if they were planted. The flowers are short lived, especially in the heat, and it is a delight to spot them in fresh bloom.

Spider Lily
Spider Lily

October 18, 2019