life is bursting along the Assabet!
It all just makes me smile
well, except for maybe those snakes…they were a bit intimidating!
Love the snake shots – intimidating or not! 😀
I’m glad YOU like them! I’m working at overcoming my fear of them!
I love snakes – amazing creatures! 😀
I do find them amazing…from afar!
These are gorgeous photos. Are they all your own?
Thank you! Yes, they are all mine, the good and the not so good. It was difficult to get a good clear shot at some of these critters!
It all (inc the snakes!) makes me smile too 😉
That’s so nice to hear Sarah, thank you! I’m really trying to like those snakes…
We have only a couple of snakes in the UK so they can be quite hard to find! The place you went to reminds me a bit of Papercourt, the marsh and heathland near the River Wey. I’ve not really seen any ducklings or goslings yet! They’re breeding quite late. Have you ever held a snake? They’re fascinating creatures.
I actually have held a snake, a long time ago when one of my son’s friends brought one into school for science class. I guess I was a lot braver then! We have many garter snakes in our garden but they are smaller than the one I saw at the river and I know they are harmless.
I guess I would probably be more nervous if I knew the snakes here could actually hurt me! The adder is the only venomous one and only about as bad as a bee sting I believe. Reptiles in the UK are notoriously shy!
And that’s probably a good thing Sarah!
Pure perfection. Though you did get a bit closer to the snake than I might have. 😉
Thanks Gunta! After almost stepping on those snakes I quickly got as far away as I could! Love my telephoto lens!
Wow!! What an incredible set of captures here! I felt like I was along with you! All this life and beauty really made me smile.
Thanks so much Anita! It was a very active day out there! Many times I have walked there and barely saw any signs of life. This was a good day!
Great pics but kind of snake is that? I would have friggin died if I saw that thing!
Thanks Liz! Don’t know what kind of snakes those are…I just know that I’m not a big fan! Thank god for the telephoto lens!
Wow – those are amazing! I hope you had a zoom lens for those snakes. 🙂 I love the ducklings and the protective glances of the parents. I’m happy to see so much life and green again.
Thank you Gunta! Yes, I used my telephoto for all of these. I almost stepped on one of those snakes but quickly jumped out of their way to snap the photos! Scared the crap out of me!
Wonderful photos. What lens were you using for that last photo of the dragonfly?
So nice of you, thanks! I used my telephoto for all of these shots.
Love your photos; your dragonfly shots are outstanding.
Thank you Charlie! Some of these I was not thrilled with, so much glare on the water but I think the dragonfly came out pretty decent.
It is a busy neighbourhood where you live 😉
Haha, very! 🙂
Gorgeous river scenes and images. Looks like a world filled with ‘plenty’!!!
Thank you Marcie. Yes, I was really surprised at all the life along the river that day!
What a productive, mind-boggling walk! Thanks for documenting it for us so beautifully. I felt like I was there, walking the River with you. I even almost felt the bugs buzzing around my head! :-0
Thank you Pam! I was lucky that there were no mosquitos out at that time. They are just beginning to appear around these parts now, ugh!
Wonderful!!! Beautiful sights to see!
Thanks so much! Happy weekend to you!
Love this. I feel like I have been on a mini-vacation
Thanks Linda, glad you enjoyed it and I’m so happy you stopped by!
These are amazing of course, but those last two stunned me! Really incredible detail!! The best I’ve seen of a dragonfly ever!
Wow, thank you!!! I have a thing for dragonflies…
Love the heron and the dragonfly.
Thanks! I’ve been chasing that heron for a while now and I’m still waiting to get a better photo of him!
Some really stunning shots! You got closer to the snake that I would (could) have. 🙂
Thank you Lynne. It may look that way but I actually used a telephoto lens for that shot!
That would have been my solution 🙂
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