Water Lily

Water Lily

At Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT.

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Newly Discovered Neon Fish Species Is Named After Greek Goddess of Love | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Researchers were so entranced by the pink and yellow fish that they failed to spot a sixgill shark swimming just above their heads

Source: Newly Discovered Neon Fish Species Is Named After Greek Goddess of Love | Smart News | Smithsonian

A Macaw Breeding Center Supplied Prehistoric Americans With Prized Plumage | Science | Smithsonian

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This yet-undiscovered breeding center is likely one of the first instances of exotic animal husbandry in the region

Source: A Macaw Breeding Center Supplied Prehistoric Americans With Prized Plumage | Science | Smithsonian

Tip the Waiter

Tip the Waiter

I found Tip in the kitchen behind the refrigerator. I don’t know how he got there and I don’t remember having him before then. He’s the handle of a vintage bottle opener. He’ll open bottles that aren’t vintage, too. He appears to be holding a beer mug and growler for Oktoberfest. I think he’s had too many bottles. He looks tipsy.

Water clover

Water clover

Marsilea quadrifolia. In Ongley Pond at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT.

This is a good example for not getting rid of old photos. When I took it, it was a muddy mess and I didn’t have the tools to clean it up. When it came up randomly in a picture picker recently, I ran it through PhotoShop and was able to make it presentable. The hidden detail was surprising.