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Photography: musings from the mangrove mud

I have had a reasonably interesting past week. I went to the zoo and then on the weekend our family went to the Mangrove boardwalk for an excursion. E who is two, loved it. His father is a science primary school teacher and so it ended up in a science lesson! E took ages walking along the boardwalk throwing the seeds that had fallen on the boardwalk into the mangrove mud to make a new tree.

The mangrove roots stick out of the mud to get air to the trees in high tide.

Strong midday light and extraordinary mangroves with lots of detailed branches made it hard to get a good shot of the boardwalk.

One of the mangrove seeds E was so fascinated by. It is a shame my iphone thought it knew better than me and refused to focus on the seed, instead choosing the plank of wood behind. Interesting choice iphone.

You know I got artsy. I liked the shape and contrast of this corner of the boardwalk.

My husband noticed this. I knew I married him for a reason! haha I love that he always keeps an eye out for anything that looks interesting and they are often good too.

The steep decent from the lookout above the canopy.

Explorers R & E.

Playing with filters. I took this photo of R while walking along and I knew he wouldn’t like it, so it got death by filter!

The Marina near the entrance of the boardwalk. After waking up to rain and fog it turned into a beautiful day!

I found a still life on the way in. I love the colours. I was talking about harmony in a post about composition using colour throughout to bind the areas together. The yellow tones in the wood are repeated in the paint and the water in the terracota pot.

I even found interest in the junk on the side of the track.

Oh man!!! YES! I photographed the drain in the bathroom! I thought it looked interesting and actually said a lot about the bathroom. There was NO LIGHT in the bathroom. An unattended place, it was pitch black on the inside except for the light that came in under the crack under the door. Fortunately, being a mother feeding a baby, I am expert at moving around in the dark. And I liked the shadows.

Poor little guy had to spend his time in the stoller again. He is way too curious and mobile for a boardwalk with a drop off into mangrove mud!

I am…wishing everyday was excursion day!