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BRENT PENNINGTON Stumps sit high and dry on the muddy riverbank along Bear Creek, standing on their exposed roots. 07 August 2015

Simple Clicks – walking stumps

Saw these on my way back down Bear Creek towards the launch and had to swing back and grab a shot.  Black & white seemed the right way…

BRENT PENNINGTON A secondary stream of Bear Creek trickles among the river rock at the far western end of the Frances Walter Dam impoundment on the evening of 07 August 2015.

Some thoughts on rivers

I like rivers.  Especially smaller rivers.  Rivers I can walk in. I like standing in rivers. I like rivers in literature.  I like Hemingway’s Big, Two-Hearted River and can…

BRENT PENNINGTON Underwater view of a submerged stump in Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – underwater realms

The problem with having an underwater camera is two-fold: first, finding locations where the conditions align to make underwater photography possible (with a positive outcome likely), and second…

BRENT PENNINGTON Crayfish inhabiting Kennedy Creek go about their business while being photographed underwater on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Crayfish

If you paddle up the Kennedy Creek inlet, around the bend so that the lake is out of sight, you find yourself in the unusual position of paddling…

BRENT PENNINGTON A full, blue moon, an occurrence that happens only once every three years, hangs over Lackawanna State Park at sunrise on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Blue Moon

Around here there was a fair bit of blue moon celebration a couple of weeks back.  A couple of the state parks hosted blue moon paddles that night;…

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Farewell to the feeder

Today’s post is difficult for me, as it not only marks the failed ending of something I’d been greatly looking forward to, but it also brings into play…

BRENT PENNINGTON Cedar Waxwings feed in the trees lining Fords Pond on the morning of 16 July 2015.

Waxwings in silence

Cedar Waxwings, which I associate with the end of summer, and back at Fords Pond.  This year they’ve been there since spring; I first encountered the flock while…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Wolf Spider carries its egg sack across the grass in a lawn in Rutland, VT, 14 June 2015.

Wolf Spider

Despite my fascination with nature and science, and my fondness or critters in general, when it comes to the creepy, crawly varieties, there isn’t much love.  This is especially…

BRENT PENNINGTON Duckweed coats the surface of Fords Pond in the far northern bay on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – duckweed

Duckweed.  It’s a generic term that covers a wide range of free-floating aquatic plants that appear midsummer to blanket the surface of still waters, forming a rippling green mat…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kayaking on Lackawanna Lake during a cold summer rain on the afternoon of 27 June 2015.

Simple Clicks – rain on the lake

Just a few shots from my paddle in the rain, taken just before I returned to shore.  I held the TG-3 down as low to the surface of…

BRENT PENNINGTON A dragonfly fresh from it's nymph stage clings to a reed next to it's shed exoskeleton. Kent Pond, Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Simple Clicks – brand new dragonflies

I found these guys at the start of my kayak visit to Kent Pond in Vermont.  At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking at, as a…

BRENT PENNINGTON Hyacinth blossoms photographed with a macro lens after blooming, 19 April 2015.

Hyacinth Macro

I have an old Takumar 50mm f/4 macro lens.  It’s an m42 mount lens from the 1970s or thereabout, that I picked up used for a great price…