Monthly Archives: July 2015

07.31.2015 Blue Moon of Massachusetts

I was hoping for a Full Blue Moon in Blue Hour.  But there was quite a bit of fog and the moon was almost totally blocked when I first got out this morning.  I tried Mount Pollux but that was … Continue reading

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07.30.2015 Mount Pollux Sunrise

I am not sure that three weeks counts as throw back for this Thursday.  And I am also not sure that it replaces the fullish moon that I had hoped to photograph tonight only to be, so it seems, obscured … Continue reading

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07.27.2015 South Amherst Dawn with Fog

Another morning to stay home and rest the back.  Later on the Mazda goes to West Springfield to have the check engine light analyzed which will probably cost a few weeks pay to fix.  I am hoping it is only … Continue reading

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07.26.2015 Frontyard Black-eyed Susan

Thank goodness it is raining.  Most of all, it is welcome relief for our garden.  Lately if there is rain around it has seemed to pass us by.  One day last week I watched an approaching storm on the radar … Continue reading

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07.25.2015 Dogbane Beetle Annual

Across the street from the lotus pond that gave me that lovely bullfrog last week is a nice patch of Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium).  Curiously enough, this beetle which feeds on these plants is known as the Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus … Continue reading

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07.23.2015 Horse Nettle

Anything with the name “Nettle” gets my full attention.  Having bumped into more than my share of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), I am too aware of the result if one is careless around all those tiny irritating and sometime pain … Continue reading

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07.21.2015 Northeast Street-a second interpretation

I like strong contrasts.  Sometimes maybe a bit more than is necessary.  So I have taken another run through of Monday’s sky.  This time I have used three images for a combination of exposures for the sky, the shadows and … Continue reading

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