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Monday, September 1, 2014

Encounter on Back Roads

Joe-Pye-weed with goldenrod in foreground

See the bee?
I turned up a side road on the way home, a side road that is one stretch of my usual backroads route to town in the mornings, because I wanted to photograph Joe-Pye-weed and goldenrod. Flora cooperated. An insect joined in. 

Then down near the bend, something more exciting came into view. A great blue heron had just skewered a frog and was making repeated attempts to get it down. Then, being a heron and clearly still hungry, he resumed a statuesque pose and waited patiently. Sarah and I continued to watch from the truck, also trying not to move.

Slowing down to look more closely at wildflowers paid unexpected dividends.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like your camera issues have been resolved! These are gorgeous images, Pamela. The heron shots are priceless. Love the eyes, especially. Karen