Chet here - hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend if you live in the U.S., folks. The Roommate is taking it easy today, so I'm standing in as guest blogger. Thought I'd take you along on one of my daily park walks. And I don't mind admitting that I'm just the right height for some macro views. The only problem is that I have a hard time slowing down for the Roommate to get those macro shots, so don't be too critical of her photography. (click on the photos and mosaics to enlarge)
We go through three connected parks, so in order here are just a few of the interesting things we see. First, these nifty tulip poplar blooms that fell in the grass from Neighbor Mary's tree:
Next we cross over the bridge to get to the second park. Sometimes the sun makes a little water magic on the creek:
Now we were walking along the creek bank when I spotted these strange things. The Roommate jerked me back and yelled "Don't eat!" Like I'd confuse this with a Beggin' Strip! Anyway, she thinks they're mushroom or fungi, but can't find the same thing on Google. Anyone help us out?
Now here the proper position to get a macro view of your world--every time we go through the park I have to check the hole in this tree trunk. Keep hoping I'll find a snake. The Roommate, not so much:
Now when I was down in the macro position, look what I almost stepped on! At first this old Turtle Boy had his head out all friendly and then he just closed up shop. Believe me, I was just as scared as he was. His backside is not quite as cute as my "bubbles", but he is very handsome:
At this point we're heading back through the parks. Of course the Roommate was oohing and aahing about the wildflowers and bushes, especially the honeysuckle and dogwood. And she keeping going on about interesting the sycamore bark is. Me, I'm still thinking about Mr. Turtle:
Final stop on our walk is in Neighbor Mary's yard. I take the opportunity to lie down and rest for the walk home while she takes photos of this bench. I pointed out the robin having a foot long worm (get it?) with my macro vision:
Well, I lied. The bench was next to last stop. The Roommate has been trying to get a macro shot of these Japanese maple whirlygigs for a long time. Here I get one as a cap, so suggested that we let well enough alone and go home!
Hope you enjoyed tagging along for a view of my world. Enjoy your summer and we'll chat again further on down the road. Chet
Linking to: Macro Monday and Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday .