Weekly Winners – March 29 – April 4, 2009

April 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm 7 comments

This week’s Weekly Winners come from Merchant’s Millpond State Park in North Carolina. My mother, Ryan Somma and I took advantage of the canoe rentals and explored the pond on Saturday. The area is an iNaturalist’s dream. It’s home to a number of species including resilient baldcypress trees, haunting spanish moss, vivid lilypads and… alligators. Merchant’s Millpond State Park is the northernmost point of the American Alligator range.

Merchant's Millpond Canoeing - Tip of Canoe
Tip of the Canoe

Merchant's Millpond Canoeing - One Tree in Pond
Tree in Pond

Merchant's Millpond Canoeing - Reflections

Merchant's Millpond Canoeing - Twisty Trees with Spanish Moss
Nature’s Goth Club (Hat Tip, ClintJCL)

Merchant's Millpond Canoeing - Lilypads and Dead Tree
Lilypads and Dead Tree

Merchant's Millpond Canoeing - Alligator Head (Close)

More pictures of Merchant’s Millpond State Park can be found on my Flickr site (and Ryan Somma’s Flickr set as well!)

Also, be sure to check out more of this week’s Weekly Winners out at Sarcastic Mom!


Entry filed under: Alligator, Weekly Winners.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tara R.  |  April 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I had to go back to see where you took these, it looks like my neck of the woods in Florida. Great set! The trees are fascinating.

  • 2. Lis  |  April 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    WOW!! I love seeing your pictures every week. I had no idea about the places you go to!

  • 3. SECRET AGENT MAMA  |  April 5, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    AMAZING stuff here! ❤ them all.

  • 4. Kim  |  April 5, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Wow.. these really are some fabulous shots!!! Great captures..

  • 5. merrymishaps  |  April 5, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    These pictures are all amazing!
    Though I think I’d want a bigger boat in alligator-infested waters!

  • 6. chriggy  |  April 5, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    You could not pay me enough to go canoeing in gator infested waters. Especially, since I have been know to capsize canoes.

  • 7. Christina | AmiExpat  |  April 6, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Yeah, I’d need a bigger boat! Love Reflections. They’re all super though.


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