Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday Stills::Green and Red

This week's challenge was kinda tricky. Especially since we were travelling to Portland so Cookie monster could attend another feis... where she made them all green with envy as she won 2nd and 3rd place medals
for her performances in the Single and Light jigs.
I think i pulled it off though.
This time of year, around the Pacific Northwest, there's a changing of the colour guard, if you will. Not just the leaves on the trees though...

but with our fish too.
The mature Chinook salmon start swimming upstream in the Fall to spawn. It is when they spawn that they change colours and the males get their funny looking jaws.
(the salmon above and below are exhibits at the Oregon Zoo, in Portland.)

I thought that'd be it for the extent of red and green at the zoo, but it turns out they had one more animal to submit for this challenge:
The Western Pond Turtle
For more Sunday Stills that will put you in the mood for Saint Nick's arrival,

1 comment:

  1. What a cool post! You had red and green everywhere!

    I enjoyed the salmon information, as that is a fish we do NOT have here.



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