Monthly Archives: July 2016

07.31.2016 Rain and coolness

Finally, after a few weeks with negligible rainfall and most days in the 90’s, we are getting some extended showers along with temperatures in the upper 60’s. So pleasant. I drove by a few brooks this morning and all were … Continue reading

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07.30.16 White Water Lily

July has flown by.  So much has been going on in general and with Bentley in particular.  The adoption became official last Sunday when we signed the papers after spending the month as fosters.  He has settled in very well … Continue reading

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07.27.2016 Wordless Wednesday-Soft Lotus

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07.25.2016 What lies beneath

As of July 1st, the state is telling us that the Quabbin Reservoir is at @90% capacity.  I think that is a generous assessment.  After walking the shore yesterday and today, I think quite a lot of what should be … Continue reading

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07.21.2016 Brilliant Beetle

One of my favorite insects to photograph is the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus).  They are quite accommodating in the morning and allow for close approach and hardly move…just the occasional twitch of the antennae. They are found on milkweed … Continue reading

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07.20.2016 Not too wordy Wednesday-Poor Farm Swamp

One more HDR landscape.  I was hoping for a passing beaver to glide by but no luck.

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07.19.2016 I am Green Heron

A while back a few of us had a blog friend named Office Diva.    She dropped out of sight for personal reasons.  But whenever I see a Green Heron (Butorides virescens) or make a photograph of one I am … Continue reading

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