Pickerelweed in the bayou.
Charles pointed out the way the light was hitting this rain-darkened branch, which was kind of cool.
Looking down from a raised viewing platform.
Some lovely turkey tail fungus.
This bronze frog had no problem posing for the camera. We also caught a glimpse of a little blue heron (my first sighting,) which had no intention of posing for the camera.
Rain on saw palmetto.
Afterwards we went out for breakfast at the Broken Egg Cafe in Mandeville, LA. Outside a banana tree was blooming.
I've never seen banana flowers before. They're huge!
In other news, I'm pleased to announce that my recent book review of "Masters of Deception" garnered me an IBRC recognition award.
The Perseid meteor shower--best of the summer--is almost upon us; Aug. 11-13th. This year the moon is not going to be a problem (so lets hope for clear skies!) For an extra-special, related treat, click here.
Today's the New Moon and Venus and Saturn are in conjunction.
Wed., Aug. 11th, Mercury is in conjunction with the Moon.
Fri., Aug. 13th Venus, Mars and Saturn will all be in conjunction with the Moon.