Category Archives: Amherst

11.20.2022 Silent Sunday-Frost’s Artistry

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11.05.2022 Drama from the Archives

Trolling through the memories I found this shot not previously processed from a dramatic morning on Mount Pollux. Not sure why I never did anything with it but better late than never.  And it’s always nice to find a little … Continue reading

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10.20.2022 Similar but different

Last year at this time I visited the property of the new headquarters of the Kestrel Land Trust here in Amherst. There was a nice mix of colors and light.  This image was made shortly after last year’s post as … Continue reading

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10.19.2022 Another Foggy Day II-Sugar Maple Edition

I am not a golfer, I’ve played maybe a dozen times in my life mostly when in High School, so until it was “liberated” I had never walked the course. So this wonderful old sugar maple was an exciting surprise … Continue reading

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10.18.2022 Another foggy day

And I ain’t complaining.  Likely never will. I just had a four-day weekend and every day was fog laden.  I wasn’t able to take advantage on Friday but the next three were lovely with yesterday’s fog followed by off and … Continue reading

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10.14.2022 Simply Autumn

Wandering around the yard after our overnight rain I saw these two, one atop the other, as a nice little sample of Autumn’s beauty.

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10.10.2022 American Burnweed

I posted a bud with bee a little while back but this showcases a bud with bloom.  That’s a lot of seeds and might explain why this qualifies for “weedship” as it has spread all over the side yard where … Continue reading

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10.07.2022 South Amherst Sunrise

Ordinarily this would have been a “Ride to Work” post but I had the day off to take advantage of the warmth and work on repairing our garage apron which was in need of some serious work. All prepped and … Continue reading

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10.01.2022 Too Close for Comfort Spidurday?

Dark Fishing Spider-Dolomedes tenebrosus Who sees my little friend?  Look closely if you dare.  🙂 Most often I find these in the wood pile but it was chilly last night so this one must have sought warmer shelter.

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09.29.2022 Glamour Shot

Gymnoclytia sp.  A Tachinid fly.  These parasitic flies lay their eggs most often on the larvae of another insect, very often caterpillars, which dooms the host.  The adults feed on nectar.

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