PHOTOPAGE 368

   

   

 

Late May 2008

If a headless Mallard and a watersnake eating an eel count, then I continue to discover the unusual as I ply the park through Spring.

The Mallard body below (368.13) was on the path without a head - no sign of struggle - odd find but an opportunity for a close up of the feather pattern.

5-22 canal dame's rocket 9 PS anis and orton a rz.jpg (406705 bytes)

368.12 Dame's Rocket 

5-24 canal mallard feathers PS rz.jpg (399360 bytes)

368.13 Pattern  

5-22 canal geranium flower 5 PS rz.jpg (246711 bytes)

368.14 Wild Geranium 

   

I was fortunate to find the seed (far right) > lodged against a branch and back lit - the seed is about 1/2 inch long.

5-24 canal sycamore 2 PS anis rz.jpg (279016 bytes)

368.1 Sycamore   

 

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368.2 Knotweed Seed 

5-22 canal dame's rocket 7 PS rz.jpg (437282 bytes)

368.3 Dame's Rocket

On the right is a Photoshop creation inspired by the previous page's image of an unidentified insect.

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 368.4 Insect Art  

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368.5 Multiflora Rose 

5-30 canal cow parsnip 2 ps rz.jpg (594733 bytes)

 368.6 Cow Parsnip

< Several plants here create 'umbels' of florets - others that I can think of off hand are Queen Anne's Lace and Poison Hemlock.

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368.7 Dame's Rocket

5-24 canal locust leaves PS anis a orig rz.jpg (587893 bytes)

368.8 Black Locust 

5-24 canal ailanthus PS rz.jpg (429419 bytes)

368.9 Ailanthus

5-22 canal water snake 4 PS rz.jpg (556807 bytes)

368.10 Like - Not Alike 

<A fellow walker alerted me to this scene (left) - He said it was a snake eating a snake - As I approached with my camera, I saw that it was a water snake eating an eel . . .interspecies poetry?

5-24 canal weevil 3 PS rz.jpg (297327 bytes)

368.11Yellow Weevil  

 

 

   

 
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