Pond Monsters

I was hoping to get out in my canoe a few more times before I put it away from the winter, but it looks like it won’t be today. Much too windy for my weak little arms to handle.  The fall is a great time to be out in a canoe.  There are lots of ducks and geese around and when you paddle close to shore you can hear critters rustling through the leaves on the woods floor. Forest critters always sound bigger in the fall when they move through the forest litter on a calm day. You think it must be a fox or a raccoon and out pops a chipmunk.

The Lure of The Monster

There are some large creatures, though, that you must be aware of. They usually take the form of an obstacle that needs to be paddled around. Quite harmless unless you get too close to their long arms that can reach out and grab an innocent paddler and pull them under.

Don't mess with this one.

They sometimes jump right out in front of you.  I call them pond monsters.

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4 Responses to “Pond Monsters”

  1. Jen in TN Says:

    Love your new blog! Keep up the good work. You are inspiring me to get the camera out while our fall color is still here. 🙂

    See you on the BYC forum!

  2. Sunny Says:

    Awesome monster! Were you on Okanogan Lake at the time? 🙂 And the water is so mirror-still…as if there’s a sneaky vortex just around the corner (insert spooky music sequence).

  3. Sonny's Pics Says:

    That was taken in Cass’s Pond in Brackley. Tricky part was keeping still in the canoe so as not to create ripples in the water, …or to disturb the monsters. If you disturb them they will surely create a vortex to swallow you up. 🙂

  4. Return of the Pond Monsters « Sonny's Pics Blog Says:

    […] A few weeks ago I posted some photo that I shot while out in my canoe on Cass’s Pond.  The Pond Monster post.  Since then I have noticed that there are many of these monsters showing up on my hard […]

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