Thanks to everyone who visited the Abbott Marshlands and contributed to our #TheMarshIsAlive Showcase.
I hope you have an opportunity to visit the Marshlands soon to enjoy the remaining days of Summer. Thanks again to all of you who for your continuing support of the Abbott Marshlands.
“In summer, the song sings itself.” William Carlos Williams
Bee on Sweet Pea Flower
I was absolutely inspired when I joined the recent Discovery Walk last month. The rain the night before had created droplets of water on all of the trees, plants, and flowers in the park and the end result was so picturesque. I have a special place in my heart for bees so to capture one on the beautiful sweet pea flower with a droplet of water was an amazing moment for myself. It was the first time I photographed moving wildlife and the image came out better than I had envisioned.
I enjoy my walks around the Marshlands, always looking for interesting wildlife and plant life. This little toad was sitting on a tree near the Watson House, I just had to photograph him.
Evening at the Marsh
In April, I attended a Beaver Walk at dusk one evening. The sun was setting just as we got to view beaver and muskrat swimming back and forth silently with just their heads above the water. A fun experience and a view to remember. The intense hot orange sunset stood out sharply against the range of cool blues and purples of the water at night. I painted this in watercolor.
Dragonflies have become my favorite photographic subject! They will return to their perch in a few moments, so allow for retakes!
On the Water near Watson Woods
I love the lush plant growth of the tidal marsh in summer.