Colors and Questions
Tonight I worked the Wapsipinicon RIver in search of hungry crappies. (I found none). As I moved slowly along the logs in the water, I noticed a theme of sorts – variations of the color red. Some observations were more to the orange side, some were more to the violet side. Nonetheless, all had a base of red.
Two of the three images I am sharing tonight were from observations and nothing more. The Virginia creeper leaves and painted turtle were spotted and photographed and then I moved on.
The following image generated questions.
Question 1 – This scat of unusual color was on a log in the river. Why would a raccoon go to so much trouble to poop on a log rather than just doing it on the river bank?
Question 2 – What had it been eating that was so purple?
Question 3 – With a narrow log, why block “log travel” with piles of poop?
Question 4 – What time of night would I need to be ready to photograph the raccoon on the log?
Question 5 – Could I somehow put a trail cam up to capture images the raccoon on the log over water without it being stolen?
Once again, more questions than answers.
Near the end of my outing I spotted this great blue heron in a rather open area. I’ve watched all summer for a gbh and tonight, when I cannot get close since I am in a boat (and not a canoe or kayak), I see one.