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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Mosaic - Late Fall on Beargrass Creek

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Each season I try to get some photos of this twisty-trunked old tree on the banks of Beargrass Creek in Cherokee Park.  For the fall shoot most of the colorful leaves had fallen by the time I made it to the park last week.  Instead of being disappointed, learned an important photography lesson: focus on what's in front of you and you'll always find great subjects.  In this instance, found all these different small shells on the creek bank and even on submerged leaves.  Serendipity!

Linking to Mosaic Monday.


Pamela said...

maybe there are some little long legged wading birds that eat those "shell" creatures. Or perhaps some raccoon etc

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Autumn scenes and photos. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Charming photos - and I had no idea there were clams in creeks. Great shots and color.

Brian King said...

What nice fall shots! Looks like you found some color. I read recently that this has been the worst fall in 26 years for color in Kentucky. I got almost no photos this year. I love to explore creeks!

Nature in the Burbs said...

These are beautiful.