The light and moisture on the Connecticut River at dawn shift quickly. As the sky lightened a stream of fog became visible rising out of a field onto the river.
Spider webs and wild flowers in the field gave an artsy display.
Fog swirled around on the river even after the sun rose.
Pulled down by the weight of the moisture, grasses dipped and bobbed.
Birds were busy catching their first meal of the day.
Rose of Sharon are in full bloom around Connecticut. This Hummingbird was attracted to the back of the blooms, both the white and pink variety.
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This seems like a banner year for Water Lilies; they are in every pond I pass. Or maybe I just never noticed before.
Most that I have seen are white with yellow centers.
This frog appears to be turning his back on the gorgeous bloom as he watches for lunch to pass by.
Taken at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, in one of the area dividers. I had to stand on my tip-toes to get the shot.
Cactus collection at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo greenhouse.
A Bluebird invited us to “come on in” as he flitted off into the meadow at the entrance to the Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury.
Butterflies proved elusive as they examined the blooming milkweed, with seemingly random flight patterns.
We were last here in March when there was a foot of snow on the ground. On Sunday the meadow was overrun with flowers reaching for the sun.