Yep, a similar kind of algae bloom affects stagnate portions of the C&O Canal here in D.C. and Maryland.
A different kind of beauty, perhaps?
Super shots!Have a nice weekendCrissi
Don Quixote and Sancho looking for adventures.
Morning Tex oh yes I am sure that is exactly what they were saying:) Love the shots. Hug B
I like the look and evidently the Great Blue Heron and Turtle did too. Have a great weekend.
does make for cool photos....
Very good shots Theresa.Greetings, Joop
love the reflections!
To prawda, że glony przeszkadzają w robieniu zdjęć z odbiciami w wodzie i są w niej nie potrzebne. Pozdrawiam.It is true that algae interfere with taking pictures of reflections in the water and in it are not needed. Yours.
Creatures from the black lagoon, still looks nice at the pond, Francine.
I'm sure that's exactly what they were saying. :)xoxo
LOL yes the heron and the turtle look rather pissed :)
Like the one sprig of brighter green amidst the green color mixes of the algae . . .
Isn't it cool that life survives even in gunk like algae. My husband thinks that algae is nature too. I think that clean waters are clean waters.
We have that on our park pond because of stagnation so they put in sir filters now. Love Mr Heron. Have a fabulous Friday.Best wishes Molly
Herons and Turtles, Oh MY oh MY... they look great with or without algae blooms... wonder which they prefer?
That does not seem nice. Glad it's better this time round.
I know what that's like.We have a pod out in front and at times you never know what might stick its head through the bloom.
It's the summer heat and abundance of organic matter than is in the pond. Algae like that is a sure sign of very low pH.
How did you know that was what they were saying? LOL. That's a lot of green and it sure turns sludgy when it gets like that. Makes for nice photo-ops though, especially when there's a Great Blue Heron standing in it!
That does look pretty gross. But I imagine the heron and turtles preferred the algae to chemicals you could have used to clean it up.
Hi Tex Your shots were worth waiting a year for.
I'm with the heron. I like it clear, not all scummy like that! :-)
Lovely heron! and glad you missed out on the algae bloom! hope your little ducklings will be ok in this winter storm.
Oh my, that is slimy. I didn't even see the turtle - until I read the caption.
A clear pond is a happy pond! Or a clear pond makes me happy.. :)
Great and beautiful shots.
Its still beautiful :)
The GBH/turtle shot reminds me of a painting. Poor turtle was covered and the heron couldn't see to fish! Glad the pond is clear now. :)
They were probably thinking that! The algae has its own beauty, but I am glad it's clear now.
If this interstitial sludge is man made then yes 'it blows'. if its from a natural process then i say to dem der long legged scowl faced bird and that slow poke turtle to 'deal with it'. Algae is a living think, ya know!have a great weekend mi amiga
It did make for some nice photos, but I'm sure the critters are glad it stayed clear this fall!
Beautiful photos. always interesting to see what each season will bring us. xo Laura
Yep, we get algae blooms in our ponds here every fall. Fertilizer does play a big part in that. The photos are beautiful.
I wonder what the bird and the turtle are really thinking.
Glad it stayed clear this year!
krijgen we de volgende keer het verhaal van de reiger en de schildpad?
That heron looks furious!
Wow I didn't know it would do that. I am so glad that this year it stayed clear. I hope you get lots of rain to keep it full this year.
The heron is so lovely! My pond have also been better this year. Here it has been little rain this summer, and it helps my pond :)
Well, I haven't got any algae, but I do have pretty heavy snow this morning!!!
Do you have to skim off the algae or does it just dissolve, go away or whatever?
I am slightly taken aback every time you mention or show us turtles, I've just never associated Texas and Turtles..there is just too much I do not know, pretty Heron and pretty Algae, I can say this cuz you do not have any this year.
These are fine shot from the past. It's good to have some reserve pictures.
Sometimes the ugly stuff makes for a great sights. Stay warm.
LOL! Our ponds do that every year and I'm sure the birds around here agree with your birds.
Great photos, especially love that turtle.
Nice shots and thankfully pictures don't have expiration dates. :-)
I can understand why you waited a year to show those...pond scum...yuuuck.Pond scum...painted bunting...I prefer the PB'sStill interesting though.
Dearest Theresa,That was totally over grown by algae. When this year the humidity and temperature were not in the optimum, it just didn't grow.Hugs,Mariette
Wow, that was overtaken by algae...did it disappear naturally?
Only you could make algae look interesting!
I'm glad that the algae didn't covered your pond this fall. Runoff from fertilizer is not good.That is one of the reason we do not use commercial fertilizer on our 300 acre farm. We spread liquid manure that we hold in a huge cement lagoon and when it is spread on the fields from a big tanker manure sprayer, there's not even a smell since it has composted in the lagoon. The rainwater from the barn roof adds to the liquid to make it easier to spray.Hugs,JB
We had wicked algae bloom last year, too.
ROFLMAO!!!! "this blows"....my side hurts! Why aren't you doing stand up comedy somewhere? You kill me!!! but in a good way!
A beautiful heron! delicious green colors!
That was a lot of algae!
So cool that you caught the heron and turtle in one shot.
I'm glad that algae stayed away. The Whistlers might not have liked it :)Love the heron and the turtle together!
The heat and sun make it appear algae quickly.In your coverage of the entire surface of the water.I wish you a nice weekend.
Pond scum is not my favourite. ;)
I love the pic with the heron & the turtle. They are not impressed! ;-)
Nice blog!I used to see at least one Heron, everyday in TX.Peace :)
I need to read up more on this algae. I've wondered about it when I have seen it on ponds around here. Your heron is a beautiful shot, I haven't seen one around here for ages.
I'm seeing all green! lol nice shots!
Oh what a difference.We are doing ok in our storm, unfortunately are people killed in this storm.......We have snow all day and hard wind, very difficult to drive todayhave a great weekend!Majsan/
Does any of the wildlife eat algae? It must be good for something.
I totally agree with them!
Interesting picturesHave a nice weekend
Love the reflections Theresa. Re my blog not loading, try to wait a little bit, for the images to load completely or click refresh. I really haven't encountered a loading problem from any PC I opened the blog on, and besides you no one else has had any problems. Hope that it'll be fixed for you next time you visit.MersadMersad Donko Photography
I don't think these are lame or stale reflections! Since you don't live in Paris, this is all you had in front of you, so ...
A sludge filled pond, the poor Heron and a Turtle!!!!!!!
Hi Theresa, So happy you had a clear pond. Hope you don't get too icy with this major Winter storm in Northern TX and Southern OK. Happily it's 82 here in Marion County (I don't miss TN snow and ice much). Have an excellent weekend!
Glad we didn't lose you in the archives!
So glad it doesn't blow this year!♥Aloha
Not sure that they are concerned about how clear it is...but we sure are,
It's sort of cool looking when it's patchy! My husband is an environmental engineer, and he has told me what causes this (of course I can't remember though!)...I'll have to ask him!
I say better late then never! The reflections are pretty and I love the Heron! Have a happy weekend!
Nice pics in spite of the slimey green stuff! One of the products that seem to accompany drought conditions.
it almost looks like lily pads!!and that heron sure looks happy ;)
Magnificent photos! Abraço
Our pond has that stuff on it every year lately. It'll go away in the late fall.
I bet all of nature's bounty out there are thinking glad that bloom hasn't come back; it doesn't look the best and you can imagine how miserable it might be living 'in it'
Es triste ver tan defenestrada la naturaleza. El hombre sigue destrozando y dilapidando haciendo muy poco para evitar estas catastrofes. Un abrazo,Rosa María Milleiro
I think the algae looks neat!
Hmmmm...it's the season for green, right????...:)JP
Sludgy, maybe, but still a wildlife magnet.
Turtles are such funny critters to photograph...they look so prehistoric. Love your pics!
Pond chemistry is a tricky business. That last is a good one.
Pond scum makes an interesting subject for photography!
wow that is a bunch of algae.
We have a lot of algae too and also lots of ducks hanging around. John thinks they eat the algae but I'm not sure about that. Poor turtles have a hard time swimming in it to meet me for their snack which they didn't get today because of the weather.
Beauty can be found everywhere.
I'm glad it's clear for you all this year...Personally, I'm not a fan of algea on ponds or lakes...
I am just glad we don't have to wade in that! That is a great pic of the heron.
That is a lot algae.
Yup, sunshine and nitrogen will do it every time! I have a little fish pond in my front yard that "blooms" every summer for a few weeks until the excess nitrogen is all used up...
Our pond gets way too much algae. Ick!
That poor turtle! (But it still makes me giggle.)
Poor turtle, he had to live with the yucky algae. Hope he is happier this year :)
I hope Baron didn't do any turtle fetching in this! :) It is quite pretty actually. xo
well captured Theresa
Our pond did the same thing, only not quite so bad. I was the one saying "this blows" I don't like that green muck. LOL!
It is always a pleasure to come discover new birds on your blog !
The water with ripples reflecting green looks so clear that I can’t believe the existence of algae.Yoko
Especially love the first shot! Great post!
Yeah, the heron looks none too pleased! The big lakes here get algae blooms during some years that kills fish.
Ah, the wonders of nature. Not always beautiful, but part of the circle of life.
Not a fan of the scum…but I do love your wildlife. :)
lol–that did blow. glad you were in the clear this year.
Congratulations :) Good observation pictures :)Greets from Poland
Algae bloom reminds me of a lake at a camping ground where a traveling aunt and uncle took me once. The water was brown and murky, apparently after a storm. I wasn't very interested in swimming that day.
Oh my, the algae is slimy, cool shot sthough. Love the turtle and heron!!
I don't know. The heron might have a better chance catching frogs
The darned algae is so miserable. I hope the water stays clear.
I always worry when a pond covers in algae!
I'm not sure the turtle would be too happy about the slimy green overcoat!Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Algae is weird. It's actually kind of neat.
Eww, gross! makes barfing noises*
Lotta that around here. Hope you're staying warm.
Two very different pictures.An emt algae and very bright.Nice to see :-) heron and a turtle in it
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Glad it's clear this year!
you got some fungus amongus
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