I nearly started the month with a misstep as I admired this placid early morning scene just after sunrise in our local south Florida wetlands:
Striving to get another view, I walked a short ways out on the muddy path, not noticing a critter nearly underfoot in the grasses just to my right.
[WARNING: Anni and other ophidiophobics may wish to skip the next few photos] My peripheral vision detected a slight movement and I forgot about taking any more landscape photos. My intrusion triggered a venomous Cottonmouth Water Moccasin to adopt a threat posture:
I backed off and the snake swam away:
A juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk roosted on a power pole:
Back home, my first backyard yard "critters" of the month were a Tricolored Heron and a pair of White Ibises, foraging at the edge of our lake:
The next day a Tawny-edged Skipper sipped nectar from Ligustrum blossoms:
A male Julia heliconian began unfurling his proboscis to join in the feast:
The Julia opened his wings to display their beauty:
We migrated to our second home in Illinois on August 9th, to see American Goldfinches...
...and a molting Field Sparrow on a sunflower:
A Northern Cardinal lent color to our daughter's back yard:
A photo of the creek in Bliss Woods did contain a weak reflection, but my earlier lakescapes performed double-duty by including skies and reflections:
Still looking for fences, but I cannot pass up this image of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail...
...nor can I neglect a Red-headed Woodpecker, on August 20:
On August 28th I finally captured a fence, along with a well-kept barn at Hannaford Woods:
Well, once more I passed the test. As usual, finding a fence among my photos proved to be the most difficult task.
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Linking to Misty's CAMERA CRITTERS,
Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,
Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa).
Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James
Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart
Linking to Today's Flowers Friday by Denise
Linking to Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) by NC Sue
Linking to I Heart Macro by Laura
Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display