Project 365/295 – Golden Pond

Love the Indian Summers in Northern America!

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature as Art



Nature’s first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leafs a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

Alfred R. Ferguson



Believe or not, these glorious captures were taken during the brightness of the midday sun. The glorious reflections caught my eye at Kinder Farm Park, so I quickly stopped to capture the moment.

Passing back out of the park about a half an hour later, the green algae had retaken the pond, and the reflections gone. Reminding me, that if you see something that is worthy of photographing, don’t hesitate. Capture it while you can.

For an adorable moment, I was walking along the trail and nearly stepped on this little green darling. Glad I didn’t squish the guy.


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Hitching a ride on a swan’s back.

Helen's Photomania Blog


I had a wonderful time out with my camera today and was watching some swans in the late afternoon sun when I spotted this insect at the edge of a swan’s wing so I quickly took  a photo of it…

and then…..




…. the swan turned to swim into the sun, lifted it’s wing and the insect moved underneath it…

You can see the result below; beautiful light through the wing and the insect in silhouette.

I managed 2 shots before the wing went down and the insect flew away. 

One thing I have learnt about photography is that you have to be always ready and on the lookout for a shot.







I seem to have quite a few swan photos that need editing and think I am developing a real love for these beautiful creatures.

You can see my other swan photoshere.

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The Red Road

That’s hot!!!


The Red Road

Entitled “The Red Road” after the coastal highway between Kapoho and Kalapana that was once paved with red cinder, this undulating river of molten rock flows over an unstable lava bench, its shifting and cracking surface providing little resistance as the viscous fluid pours into the ocean. A few hours later, the entire lava bench of over an acre collapsed into the sea.

Photo by Bruce Omori

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