26 April 2012

A walk around the pond

The day was sunny, but cool, and I was checking on the two geese staying at our pond. As usual, I had my camera ready to photograph the many changes of springtime. The first photo will be a guessing game with the answer at the end.

What is it? Click on image to see the detail of this springtime visitor.

At the shallow end of the pond a large bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) was enjoying the sun while trying to stay warm.

At the far end of the pond, near the woods, the wild blueberry bush (Vaccinium corymbosum) was in full bloom.

Close up of blueberry flower.

Answer to "What is it?" ... A dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) seed head.

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