"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence." ~ Thomas Hood * * * * * * * * * * ... Foto Finish - Autumn
.. I love the holiday decorations that will be showing up on porches all over town from now till the end of the month..
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Macro Flowers - #30.. .. One of the prizes at the small town Fall Festival was this beautiful mum.. I was thrilled to spot this heart shaped center in one of the blossoms.. I would have been doubly thrilled had I actually won the huge hanging basket....
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.. Straight Out Of The Camera- #99..
This photo of a hole doesn't look like anything special does it? We found this hole inside a fence near the festival.. we could see bowls of fruits and vegetables and some dishes of water scattered around.. the we spotted this hole...
~ Dave and I were wondering what could be hiding inside this deep hole.. we discussed the possibilities of what animals might dig a hole.. we finally decided to just point and shoot a photo of the hole and hope for the best.. some people who were poking a stick at the hole said there might be a turtle in there.. we could see that something was in there but we couldn't tell exactly what it was.. and I wasn't going to aggravate what ever it was with a stick.. so I slid my camera through the fence and then my hand went in with some twisting and turning.. and I shot a few pictures of a black hole...
Up on the old train depot building at the festival they had a big fish tank with a bunch of these little critters inside.. they were hatch-lings .. who were hatched right there in Hilda.. They are turtles of some kind.. I knew then that I would be doing all I could to pull a photo out of the hole.. and finally after some brightening and contrast adjusting.. ... I was able to finally
.. see the parent turtle that was watching us from inside the hole... this is a pretty big turtle.. I would have like to have seen it on top of the ground..
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