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Look at the ground

You don’t have to go to exotic places to find cool things. Take a look at your feet, wherever they are, and look carefully. You may see amazing things. Today I found these common grape hyacinths in our yard. But look closely and you’ll see amazing symmetry, smell a fragrance that’s exotic, and see more than maybe you thought was there before. What are you looking at?

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Another look!

Sometimes when I go back through my photographs, I notice things that were happening in the picture that I had missed earlier! Here’s a good example. I totally missed that these little whelks were laying down some egg cases on the intertidal rock! whelk_eggs

Turtles

When you are out riding a bicycle, running, or walking, make sure you don’t go so fast that you miss the special moments that you can find along the way. These two turtles were seen on the American Tobacco Trail (Durham, NC) while I was out riding. I saw them out of the corner of my eye and stopped to explore.

This little Mud Turtle hatchling was about the size of a quarter.

This little Mud Turtle hatchling was about the size of a quarter.

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Notice the pollen on the shell.

Notice the pollen on the shell.

This box turtle was closed up tight!

This box turtle was closed up tight!

I could barely see the eyes!

I could barely see the eyes!