Category Archives: Flora

10.08.2020 Milkweed Floss

While on Mount Pollux I had fun running around to all the milkweed seed displays.  This was my favorite.

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09.29.2020 Misty Day Flowers

We’ve had several misty yet basically rainless days in a  row.  Supposably* tomorrow will produce more than a mist but I won’t believe it until we see it. However a mist does add a little “atmosphere” to flowers. As I … Continue reading

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09.12.2020 Saturday last Saturday

Although my understanding of when Sundew would be flowering was faulty, I did get a chance to photograph a flower when I went to Gauco Pond last weekend (The same day I shot the red-legged grasshopper I posted earlier this … Continue reading

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09.02.2020 Wordless Water-lily Wednesday

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08.09.2020-2 A slight change in plans

My trip to Moosehorn Pond was intentional and my plans there also although I was thinking of dragonflies which were not terribly abundant.  The change is that I was going to do this as a “Silent Sunday” post but decided … Continue reading

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07.29.2020-2 No pig in a poke this

Another yard shot, these are green berries, not yet ripened, of American Pokeweed-Phytolacca americana. We have quite a few of these plants and, as they are native, we don’t discourage their numbers in the yard.  There are other plants that … Continue reading

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07.29.2020 Wordless Water-lily Wednesday

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07.22.2020 Wordless Wednesday-Oriental Lily

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07.20.2020-2 Pink Reflection on Moosehorn Pond

Sunday morning I set out on a mission. I don’t always leave with a preconceived notion of what I am looking for but sometimes I do and this time I did.  I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with … Continue reading

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07.15.2020 Pretty Pest

Not everyone is a fan of bindweeds.  They are aggressive field climbers, often covering their “hosts” and hiding them from view.  I visited Mount Pollux yesterday morning hoping for some colorful clouds without favor but did notice these two Hedge … Continue reading

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