REFLECTIONS IN A MARSH
Nice morning so Pheebs & I grabbed a Horton's coffee plus a carrot muffin & headed ourselves a short distance over to the Hullett Marsh. Nobody around so we had us a nice quiet walk along a berm between a couple marshy ponds. The mornings air was filled with nature sounds. No bugs this time of year but in a few weeks the air here will be filled with mosquitoes. Best part of our northern swampy areas is no gators or poisonous snakes. To me that is always a big plus & especially when walking with a dog. However we did see a Dinosauric looking critter slowly moving across a mud flat.
A YOUNG SNAPPING TURTLE MOVES TOWARDS THE WATER’S EDGE
THROUGH DEBRIS LADEN SWAMP OOZE IT DETERMINEDLY LUMBERS ON
FINALLY SLIPS INTO A PATCH OF OPEN WATER
OFF TO FIND A TASTY SNACK OF DEAD STUFF I PRESUME
Spent some time cleaning my motorcycle this afternoon followed by a short little toot around the countryside & that pretty much was it for my day. I'll just leave you with some photos tonight from our walk in the Hullett Marsh this morning. These are only a few photos of things Pheebs & I saw. I’ll save the rest for my next slow photo day.
HEARD SOME HONKING & SPLASHING OFF TO MY RIGHT
HOLY SMOKES IT LOOKS LIKE WE GOT SOME GOOSE SHENANIGANS GOING ON OVER THERE
GETTING A LITTLE INTENSE I’D SAY
SETTLING DOWN I HOPE
And thanks to our Blogland Bird Lady JUDY plus a few other folks in our Shout Box for identifying a bird I didn’t recognize in our front yard a couple days ago. Turns out it is an Eastern Towhee as seen in the photo below. And a female at that according to Nita in our Shout Box.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Trying to do my share for the environment, I set up a trash basket at my church and posted above it this suggestion: "Empty water bottles here."
I should have been a little more specific, because when I went to check it later, I didn't find any bottles in it. But it was full of water.
While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign ..... Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step on exhaust.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.