I came across the set of photos that these came from while strolling through the archives. I could not resist posting them again. They were taken with a little Canon SX700. I use it 99% of the time now....it is always in my purse so I have it with me all the time.
I cannot choose just one of this guy/gal. Do you see 'teeth?' I do when I look at this top one straight on.
I am so pleased with these photos from the little camera.
The one above is not cropped at all.
Look at the markings on its legs...you would almost think they were painted.
At least I hope we get to enjoy some color this year....the photo above was from October of 2012. From what few photos I looked at from that month, it was a wonderful season of color. I am hoping we have one again this year...one that comes on slow and lasts a long time.
When we were up at the place north of Danville, Illinois where we go to see the swans, herons, lotus blossoms, etc, I noticed this flower out in the swampy/water area. I don't remember seeing it before. I have not tried to identify it yet....I was kind of hoping someone could tell me what it is.
EDA: Thanks to John who has correctly identified this as American Water Willow....