When I walked down to the water's edge, I didn't see any loons... or Bald Eagles...just trees and lake... Oh, and I saw this lone alder bush.
There's more there, but that should keep me busy for a while. I'll just have to remember to turn my camera onto these common bushes. I have many memories of alder bushes, alder thickets, and the great stuff in them, but not many detailed photos.
The amazing alder bush is mixed in amongst the subjects of a number of our photos. For example: I think that's an alder bush with a dark background in the picture below.
By the way, how do you take an attractive photo of an alder thicket? Perhaps like this?
Alder is such a part of our lives it shows up in many memories and photos, but its easy to skip taking pictures of the interesting details. As soon as I have some more photos I'll post about the alder stem galls, the catkins, etc.