I saw this bright red bird flash by in the leafy trees. It didn’t stay long enough for me to get a very good photo, but I was surprised and thrilled to see a Scarlet Tanager in our woods!
The moon when it rose above the trees had some cloud cover, but eventually a patch of clear sky gave a full view of the moon.
And when I turned to the west the sun had just set.
One must stay very still for a long time, waiting for turtles to emerge from the water that they leaped into with great speed at the first sign of approaching trouble.
There are dozens of turtles at this pond.
This turtle seemed to have some growth or prolapse problem near its hind leg.
It took the turtle so long to climb onto the rock, I made sure I moved extremely slowly as I got up to leave. I was pleased to have left so quietly and slowly that it did not leap into the water, but only turned its head to watch me reproachfully as I carefully, slowly walked away.