Day 75/365 Lines...

by Russell Smith March. 15, 2019 229 views

The grass is left from a controled burn in a spot that was a labyrinth. I am guessing they did the burn to knock back unwanted plants aka weeds. I loved the color and texture on this bunch of grass.

The grass is left from a controled burn in a spot that was a labyrinth. I am guessing they did the burn to knock back unwanted plants aka weeds. I loved the color and texture on this bunch of grass.

The lighter color on top 1/2 of this little guy is pollen.

The lighter color on top 1/2 of this little guy is pollen.

Yesterday I went up to the Abbey . Mepkin Abbey to be specif . It is a monastery that is open for visits or parts of it are there are parts that are only open to tours or the Monks. Flowers were starting to bloom about a week or so ago here. I think in another week or so (depending on any frosts) things will be in full bloom. This is a location that I will be returning to several times through out the year to get better images . This was just a scouting trip more or less. When we were walking around the garden we spotted two small ponds and on the bank of one of them there were two smaller Alligators sunning themselves. I am guessing one was about a meter long the other was about a meter and a half . These two were not skittish but not aggressive either.

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

love the flowers and the alligators. Very cool seeing them in the wild. (I did see some of those when I visited Florida many years ago)

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Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

Their population has exploded in the last few decades I think if you were to visit Fla now you would be supprised at how many more there are.

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 1 month ago

The flower shots are gorgeous. I am envious of you for having spring around the corner. Yesterday it seemed like we were close and then suddenly mother nature decided nah, not time yet, so today we are cold again and definitely no blooms yet. smile

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 1 month ago

I am envious of the snow that the west/midwest got . There is a meme that goes something like It doesnt snow in the south it pollens and when the headline is "Ever single five-day pollen forcast basically says Charleston is screwed" I think that sums things up perfectly. The pollen is one of the thickest I have seen in about 5 years.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

Nice tight foci & bokeh in #'s 1-3......
Kool gator shots! I wonder where "mom & dad" were???

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Russell Smith Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

At that size mom kicked them out and thank you.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Russell Smith 2 years ago

Guess they have to go on their separate ways at some point......like all God's creatures........no???smile

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Lee Santiva 2 years, 1 month ago

Tomorrow‘s topic is garden, looks like you got great efficiency with a 2-for-one blog combining lines and garden. I also like the grass the best although alligators in a garden is unheard of where I live and your pictures make it seem so…normal somehow

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Russell Smith Replied to Lee Santiva 2 years, 1 month ago

Lol I was mentioning that to my wife. I was like I go ahead of myself with the blog . That spot is only about 75-100 meters from the river so it is kind of normal to see them I guess abnormally normal would be the perfect description. Anywhere here in Charleston, SC area that has water at least ankle deep it is a safe assumption that there is an Alligator in it even if it is just a drainage pond that goes dry in the middle of town.

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Laurie Madsen 2 years, 1 month ago

I like that grass photo!

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Russell Smith Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 1 month ago

There was something different about seeing the grass like that. I think that is why it caught my eye.

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