Sunday, June 28, 2015

Give me a hand or at least five fingers!

Location: Five Fingers Area on Eno River, Durham, NC Temperature: 73F Wind: Light Conditions: Sunny 
Sunday morning was made for paddling - low temperatures and moderate humidity. Rachel's back was talking ugly to her and she elected to stay at home. I decided to explore the Five Fingers area on the Eno River - so named because the pond and marsh area bodies of water resembles a person's hand. Click on the photos to enlarge.  
The Eno River was running high due to several days of moderate to heavy rain fall.
I encountered six kayakers during my morning paddle.
A Heron walking along the shallow waters at the river's edge.
Moss, looking like fuzzy cotton, clings to a tree.
A Muskrat eating leafy vegetation on the banks of the Eno River. Since I approached the animal from down wind and behind, I was able to close to within ten feet before the rodent spotted me and dove under the water. A great photo opportunity!
Up close with a bumble bee doing its pollen thing.
A quiet cove on the Eno River.
Interesting cloud formations.

A relaxing and invigorating paddle on the Eno River! It had been over a year since I had last visited the Five Fingers area. I need to return to it more often!

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