ONE RED FLOWER AMIDST SO MUCH GREEN

72-red-flower_42

And there, in the shade, is a scarlet blossom. In a sea of green and pastel, I saw it out of the corner of my eye.

72-Geese-green_40

Along the river, the wildflowers are blooming. Not a little bit. A lot. In profusion. Blue and white and pink. In the water, along the bank, in the shade along the stream the runs from the river into the wood.

72-Geese-green_41

I KNOW YOU CAN’T REALLY SEE IT BUT …

72-turtle-ManchaugDry_042 This is the kind of picture no one should make other people look at because you have to start off by saying, “I know you can’t really see it but …” It’s a turtle. Swimming under the water. I know you can’t really see it, but I thought it was pretty cool, so with a lot of puttering on Photoshop to make it almost visible … You’ll have to take my word for it. It’s a snapping turtle. I know because that’s the kind of turtles we have around here.

It’s swimming in the very shallow water of what was left of the pond at Manchaug a week ago. We’ve had some rain since, so I’ll see tomorrow if the situation has improved.

Garry says it looks like a blob, but it was visibly a turtle a split second before I pressed the shutter. You can’t win them all. Because you’ve been patient, I’ve included other pictures from the same day of shooting at Manchaug.