Not exactly “Return to Mayberry”, but in some ways it was like old times. Once again, the pond was foggy and I couldn’t resist another tree in the fog image.I had hoped for a sunrise from the far end, but that obviously will be for yet another day. I did continue around the pond and found a big fat hairy spider on its web. I’ve posted it a bit smaller so as not to scare anyone too seriously. 🙂 If you’d like to see it large, well go ahead and click the image….I’m willing to bet Sandra won’t.That’s the Black and Yellow Argiope/Argiope Aurantia which is exceedingly common almost everywhere around here.
I had hoped more for flowers than spiders and happened upon a nice composition of Pickerelweed with the sky contrasting richly with the plant which was bathed in mixed light.The sharper eyed among you might notice that I missed the rear bloom a tad with my focus. I’m happy with the image just the same.
Finally, I found a new flower, to me of course, that I found quite humorous. It resembles a bug a little with its anthers resembling antennae.It is the Water-willow (Justicia americana) and as I searched my guides and the web I found that there is another plant of totally different genus called Water Willow. Maybe the big difference is the hyphen. Even though we only just met, it seems to want a big hug. 🙂
So, all in all, it was a nice walk around the pond on Saturday. I did get my sunrise this morning, although not at the pond, and I’ll post that tomorrow.