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Probably my first landscape post.  I’m not a landscape painter, but the swamp is my home away from home.  A portrait was in order.

It May Be Spring

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It may be spring, but in my neck of the woods, Mother Nature takes one springy step forward and then two frosty steps back.   A crocus or two have emerged, but nothing much that’s green has appeared yet.  In the swamp however, the migratory birds are back, and all of our bird population is busy with checking out mates and real estate.

All of the photos I’m bombarding you with, were captured yesterday or just a few days prior.

Lively Yellow Warblers

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These petite yellow birds dashed playfully about the swamp at such speed, that focusing my camera was much like a playing a video game. As you can see, I was unable to capture any sharp images, but thought I’d give you some idea of their delightful exuberance.

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Swamp Spring

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This lovely box turtle newly emerged from hibernation, crawled away from his winter home, still sleepy.

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A tiny painted turtle having a look around.

 

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A frog just up from the mud.

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Lots of mating activity.

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One of the resident nesting pair of geese, enjoying a little time away from nest sitting duties.

 

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Dancing, Reaching, Swaying

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Photo Friday

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Photo Friday

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Though Photo Fridays are generally wordless, and this photo is not very clear, I had to share with you this HUGE  snapping turtle, gliding blissfully through the swamp.  From extended neck to tail he must have ranged from four to five feet long.

 

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The Swamp in Miniature

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creepinroundA few of the swamp’s little inhabitants.

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Still life  with geese and turtle;)

Zillions of Tadpoles

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I’m impatiently waiting for the huge number of tadpoles thriving in The Great Swamp to begin to develop their legs.  I do hope that many of them will survive to maturity and beyond.

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