WWE: Reflections

Jez’s Water Water Everywhere is an open photo challenge, to post photos with water. Right now his theme is reflections. Here are some of our water fowl, reflected on the water of our campus ponds.

A swan fluffs up his plumage as he chases a Canada goose.
The goose found its way into the water anyway!
A swan pair readies a nest for laying their eggs.
Is this mallard drake swimming in red water? No – merely a distorted reflection of a nearby building!

CFFC: Winter Textures

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Textures. These photos were all taken in the past three months – winter months.

Textures on screens in winter

Textures on water and ice

Textures of tree bark

Three different textures in a still life on my mantel

Texture of my favorite sweater

Square Perspective #31

It is only 8:30 pm CDT here in Chicagoland, so I’m still on time for the LAST (Boo hoo!) day of Becky’s Square Perspectives!

Camouflage is nature’s way of helping animals protect themselves. Like this little frog…

From this little guy’s perspective, this lily pad is the ideal place to sit and take a rest. And perhaps – if he’s lucky – catch an insect flying by!

I couldn’t believe my luck to spy this frog on a crinkly lily pad! At first, I thought it was fake! But later when I passed it again, the frog was gone.

Taken at Chicago Botanic Gardens on July 23, 2020.