Friday, September 24, 2021

Leafy Mysteries

Does anything in particular come to mind when you look at the detail on this spatterdock (cowlily) leaf?

Dale suggested calling it the sphincter lily! It's almost as bad as the name spatterdock!

And this watershield leaf looks as if it might have a big yellow spider on it, or is it a starburst?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Curdling Carpet


A green floating mass 

Duckweed, like guacamole

Curdling as I pass

It might make a beautiful mosaicked floor tile pattern:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Shelob Guards Mordor

A tolerant fishing spider on one of our watery stump gardens allowed me to get close enough to get this shot of her with her intricate mesh web.

Isn't she spectacular!