02.09.2015 Summer!!!!!

For my fellow northerners, and everyone else as well, here is a flashback to Acadia N.P., Great Meadow, summer of 2006.  🙂

Wild-Lupine-in-Great-Meadow-2-700WebIt’s still snowing…enough already.  I am waiting it out before clean up.  Should be another few hours.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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25 Responses to 02.09.2015 Summer!!!!!

  1. Lottie Nevin says:

    Oh my goodness! what a wonderful picture, all those flowers! are they lupins? 🙂

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    I expected some pictures of white…lots of it. This is good. I like the greens and flowers.

    I usually wait until the storm settles before going out to clear things. Some neighbors can’t wait. They end up doing it twice. Must be a guy-thing for some.

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  3. Andrew says:

    Sorry Steve. I can’t ‘like’ this. I am allergic to lupins 😦

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  4. Gail P. says:

    Can’t wait to get out to photograph the lupines! They’re one of my favorites. When was your beautiful photo taken?

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  5. The flower in the pic is akin to our state flower, the bluebonnet. Really lovely photo and it seems that you are yearning for an early spring.

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  6. Oooo … now that’s a sight for sore eyes! Beautiful.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    It surely did feel like summer here today, even though we don’t yet have much in the way of wildflowers. I noticed that some trees are developing lovely, fat buds, and there are a few blooming already. I’m not yet sure what they are, but they’re a wonderful sign of spring.

    Is that Acadia, as in Evangeline? I’m at the other end of that particular story. I need to get back to it. I have a beautiful flame birch table that was made by a woodworker up there – he called it his Evangeline table. I have some notebooks in the drawer, with the beginnings of some Evangeline tales scratched in them. It was Longfellow and Evangeline that started me blogging. I need to get back to work on those stories.

    Anyway — you can see the table and its story here. I do love that table as much as anything I have.

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    • Sort of but not exactly, Linda. Acadia N.P. is in Maine and most likely was named after a Greek name…Arcadia…which an explorer thought the lands resembled. It had two names Sieur de Monts and Lafayette before taking on the Acadia name permanently. I don’t think Longfellow’s poem was considered when giving it a name. Evangeline is such a tragic tale. I have often said that, even if we have led a life of misery, finding happiness in the end makes life worthwhile. I am not sure their reuniting was happiness so a very sad story, indeed.
      Locally, we have a Mass. Audubon Sanctuary with the name Arcadia.

      I love highly figured wood and that flame birch is wonderful. You are fortunate to have such a lovely creation from that wood.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    For someone who loves snow and algae, this article ought to be of interest.

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    • Thanks for the link to that article, Linda. I also followed one of the referred links at the bottom to read about reflected light and bubbles.
      I have a green ice image that is a little old from a few years back which involves algae.
      I’ll post it next as I think only Steve Schwartzman has seen it before of the people who visit the blog these days. I don’t think I have posted it since 2012.

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  9. Wow, just look at that stand of lupines! Are there Karner Blues to go along with them? We have a few patches of lupines at Illinois Beach, but our Karners are gone.

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    • There very well may have been, Melissa. But this was at about 5:30 am and most were probably still abed. I stayed at the edges so there were probably several insects to be found but I didn’t look. When I got there I was disappointed thatsome folks had managed to crush quite a few lupines in their attempt to photograph them. Quite often when I come upon that situation I just leave, but in this case I just composed that bit out of the image.

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