Having grown up in Florida, when I hiked past this, all I could think is that someone had thrown a starfish against the tree and it stuck. Along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh.
The combination of yellow sun, pink sky, and blue clouds made for a spectacular rainbow of colors on the Neuse River in Raleigh.
This heron lost his footing on his perch and about tumbled off the tree. It made for a pretty spectacular show of his wingspan in the morning light. Along the Neuse River in Raleigh.