So I know that the May Challenge is over -- congrats again to @Klynesquatch -- but I shot these images today (May 31), so they won't be any good for a June Challenge. .. so I thought I'd post them here, anyway, for a little desert for a fun thread. Location: get to Bangor Maine, then go about 1 hour NW to the township of Garland. (Largest town in Garland -- Garland Center -- is a general store that contains the gas station and PO, plus a dozen houses.) Drive out to Bran's Mill Pond to my friend's house on the pond. Part of the pond from the porch of my friend's house. They call these "ponds", but it's a large lake, an impoundment created when they dammed a good size creek to power a mill (1800's). It flooded a bunch of land, but left a LOT of islands (former hill tops). Here's the long pitch going east in the canoe. By the way: high 80's F, stiff wind that increased as the afternoon passed due to a high pressure system parked just south of Nova Scotia (which is about two hours east of here). A cove. A pond lily bud in the cove. The view from Etta Island. Lichens on Etta.