Last Day of Summer — Backyard Nature in New Jersey.
Even though the rain has stopped, the sky remains overcast. I have used more electricity than my solar panels have generated so far this month. Yesterday, the Sheep Shearer caught up with me for my annual hair reduction. My neighbor’s cat that normally runs away when it sees me, came up to me and allowed me to take her picture. So the cat noticed…
There were a pair of garter snakes mating in a tree in my neighbor’s backyard. The female is the larger of the two snakes. He said they have be up there for at least a day.
With all the rain we have had in the last few weeks, mushrooms are popping up all over the place. I’ll have to let the house trolls go out hunting tomorrow.
Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.
Gone to See Florida 2017/2018 Road Trip. Day 10: Big Cypress National Preserve.
I was told that the Loop road in Big Cypress National Preserve was only partially opened. I still tried it, and it turned out to be open all the way around. There was one section near the southern end that had some water on the road, but not all the way across. The first thing I came across was a Turkey Vulture blocking the road. There were alligators, more birds, and butterflies along the road. And not many other vehicles, which was good since most of the time it is a dirt road. When I got back to Clyde Butcher’s place, there was a Copperhead snake and some Spiders and Webs. Later on I found five Baby (or maybe year old) Alligators sunning themselves on the side of the pond. “Moma” was in the middle of the pond keeping watch. I went back to the start of the Loop Road for sunset.
December Road Trip to Florida in 2011: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Birds (American Avocet, Great Egret, Wood Stork, Roseate Spoonbill, and an unknown bird) and Reptiles (Rat Snake, Turtle, and Alligator) along Black Point Wildlife Drive or Biolab Road in the National Wildlife Refuge.
Gone to See America August 2010 Road Trip. Day 8: Eastern Sierra.
South Lake, Inyo National Forest. What is the Subject? The Person Fly Fishing, The Grass around the Pond, The Reflection of the Eastern Sierra Mountains, The Snake Swimming in the Pond? Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/16, 0.4 sec).