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It’s a lovely time of year in my part of the world. Autumn seems to be always mild here, and this year it’s been glorious (though I am aware that we really do need some rain). As a result my morning walks and bike rides are special, filled with bits of magic.
Most magic this week has been the presence of three pelicans on my local lake. It’s not a big lake, but always has plenty of ducks, an occasional swan, ibises, and even spoonbills. But I’ve never seen a pelican there – let alone three of them.
When I first saw them I took a bajillion photos, worried it might be a one off. This is one of those photos, taken last Thursday:
The light that morning added to the magic.
Nearly a week later the pelicans are still there, but the magic hasn’t worn off. I did think, though, that I was all photoed out – until I stood on a bridge, watching them through the railing – and knew I had to snap this:
Reminded me more than a little of looking through the round window on Playschool.
A day that starts with a pelican (or three) is bound to be a good day.
Frogs frogs frogs. So many frogs in an unexpected place:
Okay, so maybe frogs in reeds is not unexpected. What is unexpected is that these reeds are next to a bridge on a busy road. You can’t see them unless someone tells you they’re there because you have to stand on a retaining wall and peer over the bridge railings to see them – hundreds of frogs colonising reeds at the edge of a little lake.
I like to think they are secret frogs, there just for my enjoyment, after Murphlet 2 discovered them and told me about them.
The theme for this week’s 52-week Illustration Challenge is trees. I found this one a little easier than last week, but took a while to figure out how to present it. Hope you like the finished product.