Spot the Salamander
Once upon a time while camping in Vermont (last month)…
I perchance came upon this wee one. I named her Spot. She is a Red Spotted Newt and no she was not turned into one by a witch!
Carefully picking Spot up and holding her in my hand we chatted about life and all manner of things.
I discovered that Spot likes cool damp leaves and the comfort of moss and mushrooms.
I told her I love to be in the forest and put my feet in cold streams. We became fast friends. Spot and me.
Soon it was time to leave Chittenden Brook and go back to the city… but before I left she told me of a magical place to visit near the brook. I took her advice and spent several hours communing with many of her friends chatting about life and all manner of things.
I am looking forward to my return to this wonderful place which sparkles of mica and quartz and dear Orange Newts.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”