Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wacissa Monday

This scene looked like a face off but really turtles and alligators share logs with no apparent confrontations, all up and down this spring fed river. Or maybe the alligator hasn't gotten hungry, yet!
I think this is a spider lilly but someone who knows may tell me differently.
Floating the same river countless times brings a comforting sense of familiarity. One knows where to look for birds, alligators, and turtles. The time of year predicts babies, or migratory birds, and the temperature and wind currents affect what one is likely to see and experience as well. Wood ducks are still having babies and growing their ducklings, purple gallinules are having babies like this one, who was walking about on the river rushes by itself. . Many of the herons are juveniles with interesting coloration. The yellow crowned night herons are plentiful and mulletts are jumping. This river dissolves my anxieties, which of late have been too plentiful. I feel very lucky to be able to float this river when I need to.

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