One of the benefits of being in the local photography club is that you sometimes get advanced notice of what could possibly be neat photo-taking opportunities. A trip to Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was one of those opportunities. If only I could read, things would have been ever so much better. I had intended to head out to Grand Bay to listen to a presentation on monarch butterflies and milkweed plants, but I misread the intended start time, making me late to the party. Which is OK because I then just ventured out on my own, as I detailed in Wednesday’s post.
I don’t really have a lot of commentary this week – I think I’m just going to let the photos do the talking for me.
At the end of the main road in Grand Bay NERR, there is a public fishing and crabbing pier as well as a public boat launch. I’m not sure if the bait shop was actually open. I didn’t need anything so I didn’t check.
The water lilies. Good grief did I love the water lilies. I didn’t particularly love getting down on my hands and knees in the muck and somehow getting a tick while doing that, I think the end result was worth it.
How magical is that light? I don’t know that I particularly took awesome advantage of it, but damn was I trying. If I’d had my rubber boots, I would have risked getting right out in the middle of it to get a better angle.
In other news, it appears that I will be home on the Coast this year. I don’t like to count my chickens before they hatch because I’m supposed to be presented to the Board Monday night, but it I’m 99% sure that I’ll be approved and teaching just 10 miles from home, which coincidentally, was a wish I made during our last new moon. Life has a way of working out, doesn’t it?
Photo Friday Link-Up
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I’m so excited about the community we’re building here, and I hope that you are too! Last week we had our greatest number participants, and according to the stats that I can see, we had the greatest number of clicks. I share your work multiple times over the course of a week, and my analytics show that there should be some traffic to your posts from those effort.
Last week’s most viewed link came from Cowgirl Yankee – what a gorgeous shot of the Grand Canyon and what a poignant story to go with it. Small miracles indeed.
Our last added link came from Soul and Mind and So On – Happy Hour with Picts. If you didn’t get a chance to visit her last week, consider swinging by now.
I can’t wait to see what y’all have for us this week! If you wouldn’t mind – do me a favor and share the link-up. We’re growing, and I’d love to have us grow even more!