A snippet of nature that made me pause as I wandered the edge of a pond.
Sometimes the light just isn’t with you.
But you like the subject. A Green Heron on a gnarly branch worked for me.
I took the color out of the first two, but left the duckweed green in this last one.
I’ve taken hundreds of images of reeds similar to these that are along the edges the various rice field impoundments I frequent, with and without insects, birds and lizards. This image from July shows a line of the tree-like structures of the seed heads and dragonfly.
Earlier this week this stalk caught my eye, the strands somehow stuck together. It reminds me of the Dritz tracing wheel used in sewing to transfer pattern markings. Or the long fingered wheel of a hay rake.
Triangles of grass and their reflections caught my eye.
The dragonfly was a bonus.
Freshly dampened by the rain, this Magnolia Blossom was reaching for the sky.
And from a little different angle.
The grounds around Magnolia Plantation and Gardens are dotted with decorative statues. Look close and you will see an alligator tail and a turtle to the right of this lady, sharing the view of the pond.
Symbol of what I do not know, maybe nature saying hello.
This cluster of azalea blooms were a bright spot as the shadows deepened just before sundown on a recent evening at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. An “old photo” treatment takes us back in time.
March 21, 2020