I am so excited that we are beginning to get some cooler weather where I live. There are even some early signs of fall color. The virginia creeper on the trees in the woods at Shelley Lake caught my eye this morning when I was walking.
It was an absolutely perfect morning for a walk and I'm so glad I got motivated to do it. I'm having some trouble with motivation in general.
I love this time of year with early signs of fall as well as wildflowers in abundance. I wish I had more confidence in myself. If I did I would say the shot below was a happy accident. I like the way it looks sort of like a painting, although it's a case of having the great blue heron take off right as I was trying to shoot it standing still. I can't decide if it looks like a messed up shot or a fortunate event.
Another blue heron posed for me for ages but it was in the wrong spot in terms of light. The quality isn't great but it sort of works as a black and white shot.
I think the mushroom below looks good enough to eat but I'm really not confident enough to pick wild mushrooms for food.
If I lived somewhere else, I think I would have worried that the log below was really an alligator.
The group of ducks below cracked me up. They looked like they were playing ring around the rosy with one in the middle.
Because it was such a beautiful day, there were a lot of people at the lake and I try to avoid taking photographs in the direction of people. I never know if they will be bothered by it. The boy on the bike below came speeding around the corner right when I took the picture. I think he adds to the scene although I didn't know he'd be in it. You probably can't even see him unless you click inside and enlarge the shot.
For my last shot in this rather long weekend snapshot post, I'll include a duck that was giving me the eye. I think the hope was that my camera was bread crumbs.
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