The Eastern Shore has its own brand of beauty at this time of year. I snapped this shot of a group of egrets perched in the brush alongside a small canal on the Chincoteague refuge. They look like big Christmas tree ornaments to me.
|Egrets in the trees, Chincoteague.|
Not far away is a woodland trail that winds through scrubby pines and marsh. There's a small offshoot called the Bivalve Trail that I'd never walked before. I'm guessing it got its name from the path's crushed clam shells.
|The Bivalve Trail.|
At the end of the Bivalve Trail was an inlet with its own little beach, complete with raccoon evidence, a horseshoe imprint, and all manner of driftwood.
|At least I think those are raccoon prints.|
This beauty was just too big for me to carry home for my hearth.
Enjoy the season!