We were visiting my in-laws who live near (10 minutes by car) the Jersey Shore. I woke up early as usual (see moon above), and I went on a little expedition to the lake I mean swamp I mean wet, watery, swampy area that sometimes has birds near a golf course.
I had once visited this area with my mother-in-law and my daughter. At the time I had an old phone, one with a poor camera. Of course, we saw a heron (see heron photo here). So this time I was prepared with my large fancy Canon, but no heron at all. Not even a bird. I could hear them, but they didn’t land. The day before I came with my daughter; we did see a colorful butterfly flutter around the plants in the distance. But that was Shabbat, and I had no camera at all. Often in life you have to just take what you can get – I noticed in my 2011 post I was complaining that my kale did not germinate. Well, this year it did! We shall see if any seedlings grow nicely into plants.
So looking around, what else was there to see? I did see this log – although it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.
I looked in the water to one side, and these lily pads floated on top of the
I did see these little yellow wildflowers aligning the edge of the watery swamp.
Some lovely orange wildflowers were off to one side, further from the water.
Off in the distance I could see the sprinklers starting for the golf course.