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09-29-2014 - Aspen Grove on Highway 82 between Independence Pass and Aspen, CO         Link to Photo  Without Frame
Either a green frog, (Lithobates clamitans, formerly Rana clamitans) or a bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), probably female judging from the relative sizes of eye and tympanum.  The apparent absence of ridges along the back argues for an ID of bullfrog.  This one was petite, around two inches in length.  There were dozens of frogs I startled into jumping from the shore to the pond or from lily pad to water as I walked the perimeter of the pond.  I managed to catch sight of just one before it jumped.  You can see from the shadows of the tiny aquatic plants that the part of the lily pad bearing the frog is slightly submerged.  DP273-2014  Posted September 30; processed ditto from a shot taken September 29 Although the bulk of my photographic efforts these days is going into capturing the glories of fall foliage and the process of the change of seasons, I like to provide some variety in my DailyPhotos posts.  Since I almost never get clear shots of frogs, I decided to go with one of this cutie.  I love how she's decked out in the confetti-like plant stuff herself.  If you look closely, you'll see a tiny fly on the underside of her jaw, and another one in the lower left.  Pond, Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan  Title:  The Joint Was Jumpin'
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9/30/14 - Glass jar in front of handmade paper hanging screen, which was really  neat.  This looks better in the largest sizes.  I'm a bit ambivalent about this image; I like the detail in the glass jar and I like the light coming through the screen, but it is a bit busier than I usually like.  What do you think?  Thanks for your warm response to the shot of the tall Chihuly sculpture at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  Whereever you are, if you have an opportunity to go to one of the large botanic garden Chihuly exhibits, it would be well worth you while.
Young girl, Ulaanbaatar  I was walking along a street in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia yesterday when I felt a tug on my sleeve and this small girl, who seemed to be dressed up for a party, wanted me to take her picture. I was happy to oblige.  30/09/14 www.allenfotowild.com
I have been out of town for a few days so I have missed a lot I'm sure. Today I am putting up a shot from a few weeks ago. Made a quick pit stop to get this while on my way to have a beautiful lunch over looking Seneca Lake in upstate N.Y.
September 30, 2014  As we rolled down the mountain to our destination (the ghost town of Grafton, Utah) on this part of the road, we saw about 3 houses/ranches.  We both laughed out loud when we spotted this sign.  It was on the road which was dirt, and about 200' above the home in the valley.  The road was very steep, and had lots of tight curves, so we were going slow.  Therefore, I think we made minimal dust for the hippies in the valley.  I hope this gives my friends a laugh today, it certainly was a fun find for Bill and I.  "Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"  ~ Bob Marley  Have a dust-free day today my friends!  Linda http://lgood.smugmug.com
Sept 30 - Sunflower bloom  Saying good bye to summer - this was an image I used in my Sunflower Collage a few weeks back:
On to the next one  Sept 30  A little bumble bee, hard at work!
Crested Serpent Eagle in Nagarhole, India
9/30/2014 ~ Guardian Angel Church   I found this charming church in Wallis, TX.  Thanks for the great comments on yesterday's shot of the mountain laurel!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014  "HOT STUFF"   "I believe that virtually everyone has the ability to either grow some food at home, or to find an appropriate location to start a garden. I may sound like a kook who plants my landscape with cucumbers instead of carnations, peppers instead of petunias, and fruit trees rather than focus, but I am convinced that wherever you go, you can grow food! Now is the time for us to join together and plant the seeds that will transform the places in which we live." ~ Greg Peterson, excerpt from "Grow Wherever You Go! Discovering the Place Where Your Garden Lives" (2009)  It's the end of the month, already. Where did September go? Gosh, time is flying!  Shown here are a few red, yellow, and orange peppers. Just add some green peppers, a few other ingredients, and this would make a healthy, delicious, yet spicy pepper salad (not for the faint of heart). Be sure to finely chop all of the peppers during preparation and then, eat up!  Have a terrific Tuesday!  Atlanta Botanical Gardens (Japanese Gardens) 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Official website: http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org  (photo taken 7/26/2014)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Chair Abstract Posted Sept. 30, 2014  Another image from our outing to the Arts bldg on campus. I downloaded a trail of Topaz impression and used the Van Gogh here.
Great Blue Heron
29.09.14 - Bulrushes  I almost had to climb down into a drainage pond to get this shot. I was walking the dog along the edge and was struck by the fantastic colours in the late afternoon light. Luckily it was bone dry as we're having the driest September since records began, only about 20% of the usual rainfall for this time of year.
09-29-2014 - Aspen Grove on Highway 82 between Independence Pass and Aspen, CO      

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