IMG_3018 ancient hand 2014

I thought it very kind of the river ogre to make the eastern phoebe a perch out of one of its spindly fingers.

IMG_2616 calico aster and web 2014 (1)

Isn’t the spider’s spangle a delightful addition to these calico asters?

IMG_2355 GBH argument 2014

The cool autumn morning on the river got interrupted when two adult great blue herons decided they both wanted the same spot in the sunshine.