Category Archives: macro photography

05.10.2022 Trillium Tuesday

I am not sure I can be as prolific with trilliums as frogs but I’ll give it a shot. I am fortunate that these White Trilliums-Trillium grandiflorum are thriving in my small woods. I can wander out every morning to … Continue reading

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05.09.2022 Marsh Marigold

Not actually a marigold, which is in the Aster family, Marsh Marigolds are wetland plants, often found growing in wet mucky locations such as swamps, fens, and of course marshes. Caltha palustris is a member of the Buttercup family and … Continue reading

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05.03.2022 You don’t always get what you want-2

I set out yesterday morning with the hopes of finding some Fringed Polygala in Lawrence Swamp’s pine woods here in town. Not a sign of them although I have found some on this date in May in the past. But … Continue reading

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04.24.2022 Celandine Poppy- Stylophorum diphyllum

This was going to be a “Silent Sunday” post but figured I’d say a little about it.  This popped up in my yard without a deposit slip.  No idea where it came from but they are nice medium-sized yellow flowers.  … Continue reading

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04.17.2022 Mayflower

Also known as Trailing Arbutus-Epigaea repens flowers well before May as evidenced under our side yard Hemlock currently. It got its name because it is among the earliest of spring flowers but generally appears before the actual month it is … Continue reading

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02.20.2022 I’m not warming up to winter

I know, I’ve been complaining about not enjoying the cold this year. I’ll get over it, especially once spring arrives in a few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a little something that Mary Beth found on one of our tree … Continue reading

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01.26.2022 Wordless Wednesday-Pattern and Texture

Just like a snowflake, not another exactly the same to be found.

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01.19.2022 Winter’s Chaos

Eliot Porter’s book, “Nature’s Chaos,” is a favorite influence along with “Intimate Landscapes”. There is a lot to be seen in water’s frozen element.

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01.05.2022 Spalted Wood as Art

Spalting occurs when wood rot fungus attacks a tree or, in this case, fallen branch. I posted some from this shoot a few years back, here and here, but hadn’t worked on this composition until now. It’s a prized bit … Continue reading

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12.12.2021 Sutured Ice-Bird’s Eye View

As titles go I still have a way to go but it beats “Textured Ice” which is its file name. I considered “Three Worlds” but thought there might be a copyright infringement. Or “Nature’s Chaos” but that one too.  🙂 … Continue reading

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