Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78 — Special Spot
There is a spot on our farm where kids can cross on fallen trees, or squish around in the mud,
and just as importantly, tree roots terrace the bank, so grown-ups have a place to sit while waiting patiently for the kids to wear themselves out.
Where, when you look around, you might find that you have sat yourself down almost on top of a new species of frog.*
Where glittering jewels fly through the air and land nearby.
Where the bubbly eyes of a crawfish might be looking back at you.
Where a turtle might choose an ideal spot to lay her eggs.
Where others have played before you, many, many times. And will be waiting for you until you can play there again.
For more denizens of the creek, see here. And you can see more tracks, too.
This week’s theme on the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, #78 — Special Spot Shots, was originated by Ann-Christine.
* Not new to science, new to my species list. We had lived here 8 years without seeing this frog, and then my daughter literally sat down beside it and it didn’t even move. The Audubon Society Field Guide says, “Primarily nocturnal. Green Frogs are not as wary as many other species of frog. They seldom scream in alarm when caught.” No kidding.
To hear what the Green Frog sounds like when it does make a noise, visit here and scroll down to Rana clamitans.
Looks like a fun spot for little and grown kids.
An ideal spot, special for everyone! Elaborately photographed with real characters in it ;-D This special spot reminds me of my childhood – I guess your little friends also will stay for hours to explore and learn to love nature! Thank you for a great entry.
I feel like most kids today don’t get enough of this kind of thing. Being in nature is so important. Looks like a fantastic place to play and roam!
Yes, I have read Last Child in the Woods and other things in that genre, and I agree. I am so glad to let the kids play here! Of course it is a good excuse for me to just play for a while too. 🙂
Wow, what a special place you live in TR! Fun find on the frog – loved the way you described it 🙂
Thanks! I had to look up where Kiawah Island is, and you certainly live in an amazing spot yourself! I see a lot of the same birds as you do, but I have not managed such lovely clear shots of them. I think participating in LAPC will help me improve my skills, but in the meantime I am soaking up the beauty you and the others post. 🙂
Excellent photos. ‘Two kids’, and a long wait I suspect.
“A long wait” for people to get the joke?
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