Inspiration

Rev 22:1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the 5throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street. ~~~ Live in the USA? Get a free Bible and free Christian books

Friday, July 22, 2016

Inky Caps - the melting mushroom





Discovered an unusual kind of mushroom at Bassette Creek Park earlier this week.  This mushroom cap is paper thin, like a flower petal.  A large crop had come up along the shady forest path.  The underside was already starting to darken for some.  





I thought nothing of it, but thought I might try to return for more photos.  They were all melted to little stem stubs.  These are a variety of 'inky cap' mushrooms.  The gills liquefy and melt away.  

Enjoy!

~ Robin


Monday, July 18, 2016

Dragons at Bassett Creek



Dragonflies are ancient.  Scientists say they predate dinosaurs!  The above photo almost looks like a cave painting, but it is just shadow and motion blur that give the effect.  


I spent the morning capturing dragonflies at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal Minnesota.  Lots of Ebony Jewelwings were out.  They seem to have an uncanny ability to know when you are looking at them and turn to face you to hide their wings.






There were plenty of other more common dragonflies there too:  Like Twelve-spotted Skimmers.  

Enjoy!

~ Robin





Thursday, May 19, 2016

Messy Spring Project




There has been a whole lot of dirt moving around at the park.  Most for the city improvements, but nature too has her share of mud-moving jobs.  Barn swallows have home building project in progress at the pavilion.

Enjoy!

~ Robin




Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Meanwhile in the forest ...




The forest is full of fresh blooms.  Drooping Trillium are opening along the hillside.  As are Lilly of the Valley.  And just behind the brush of the marsh road a big bed of bugleweed have invaded and are blooming as well.

Enjoy!

~ Robin





Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ostriches Starting to Strut







A large patch of Ostrich fern bordering the marsh road pond have been busy unfurling over the past couple days. (Located on the eastern border of the pond.)

Enjoy!

~ Robin




Friday, May 6, 2016

The Bumble Bee Express



The park is a busy place right now.  The road is anything but express as the construction workers are busy digging and moving dirt.  One place where there is no transportation issue is among the flowers.  At first glance, it looks like this bumble bee is being hurt by, or at the least annoyed by its passengers (bee mites), but a little internet digging told they are harmless and more interested in a ride to the next flower.

Enjoy!

~ Robin


Friday, April 29, 2016

Study of Sumac Buds





One of the perks of taking photos is that sometimes you can see more in the photo than initially with your naked eye.

Sumac buds first appear as fuzzy nubs. But as they open, from the fuzz something beautiful emerges.

Enjoy!

~ Robin