Category Archives: Amherst

07.06.2020 Macro Monday-Grass Pink Farewell

Among a few other subjects that I found in the meadow was most likely the last of the Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus that I will photograph this season.  Most are long past and not looking good even for a “spent” image. … Continue reading

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07.05.2020-2 Swamp Thing

Beetle, actually. Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle-Strangalepta abbreviata on White Meadowsweet-Spiraea alba. I visited the swampy meadow again this morning after being clouded out for the full moonset. I was hoping to see something new, which this is, along with whatever … Continue reading

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06.24.2020 Mount Pollux with Clouds

No mountain pictured, but that’s where my feet were planted for both the views. I don’t often photograph on a bright sunny day at noon but as I was returning home from running some errands I couldn’t resist the strong … Continue reading

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06.21.2020-2 B.O.A.S.

The infamous bird on a stick from my backyard. Phoebes are flycatchers and very good ones as they make constant trips to the nest that is above our shed window and sheltered from predators’ view by the eaves of the … Continue reading

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06.14.2020-2 As luck would have it….

It’s back to work tomorrow morning. I know I have a ton of comments to respond to as well as your posts to comment on and I will catch up.  But this morning was my last “free” morning for a … Continue reading

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06.09.2020 Driveby Sunrise

Before wandering around in the swamp yesterday, I drove down Southeast Street to see if there was fog in the lowlands.  There was.  I parked by what has been known as Thistlebloom Farm, formerly aka Madwoman Farm, and made a … Continue reading

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06.08.2020-2 White Oak Leaves in Spring Regalia

For all you Spring foliage lovers.  🙂

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06.06.2020 Eastern Kingbird

A friend told me where to find some Yellow Lady’s Slippers closer to home than where I usually go to find them.  But…she told me about them last Sunday and she had seen them the Tuesday before.  So I was … Continue reading

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05.31.2020 Silentish Sunday-Similar but Different

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05.31.2020 Snakes Alive!!!

I was going to say Snake Sunday, but didn’t want to worry anyone who’s a snakeaphobic that it will be a regular thing. 🙂  I mentioned to Mike Powell that I’d share a couple of my Northern Water Snake-Nerodia sipedon … Continue reading

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