Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bird and Turtle

These images are from April of this year.  They are details from larger pictures, and they are not well-focused.  They are, however, interesting for what they show, a Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) perched atop a Red-bellied Turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris) on a log in the Potomac River.  (The Red-bellied Turtle is endangered in Massachusetts, but it is fairly common in the Washington area.) 

I imagine that the bird had no idea that it was standing on a turtle , and the turtle had no idea that it was being stood upon by a bird.

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Woodrow Walk

Here are some pictures that I took when I walked across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the day after Thanksgiving in 2014.  (As always, click to enlarge.)

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I did this. It feels like only a few months.  

And now Woodrow Wilson is in trouble for his racism.