There are vernal pools I make a point to visit seasonally just to see how they are coming along with the changing of the seasons.  It’s difficult to visit a pool and find it in the same condition as before.  They are always in a state of change, from year to year, month to month, day to day, morning to evening.  I especially enjoy the colors and hues of the woodland forest pools in springtime and find that they make for a few photographs worth sharing.

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