Sunday morning I did my weekly walk along the railtrail and Poor Farm Swamp which was my last post. On the way home I passed the lotus pond that I have visited for years. It is owned by a very nice lady who is getting on in years and much of her property is now maintained by others who look after her. She is very sweet and Mary Beth knows her from the Amherst Orchid Club meetings. A few years back, while I was photographing, she arrived home and parked in her drive to get her paper. She apologized for getting in my shot…which she had not…but it made me smile as it was my privilege to shoot there and for her to apologize seemed a bit unnecessary. As I mentioned, she is very sweet. 🙂
The pond is flowering late this year, I think as a result of a spring dredging, but they are really starting to perk. However, the flowers are not the only attraction. The leaves are quite lovely and provide a lot of interest through the season. Here is one from Sunday.One from an Autumn frosty morning.A little something from my distant past.Just kidding…but it is an older image. And, finally, back to the flowers and an abstract bud shot.In the next few weeks, I hope to do a little more at the pond. And just to show that even when you cross the street to get back in the van, there might be something worth looking at, here is a little dogbane beetle that was checking out the photographer.