Category Archives: wildflower portrait

02.28.2020 Friday Flashback – More Anticipation

Amongst our earliest spring ephemerals are the hepaticas, in this case Blunt-lobed-Anemone americana…aka-Round-lobed. Once open, the flower is one of a few colors, white, blue, purple, or pink. Hepatica has been used as a herbal remedy for a variety of … Continue reading

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02.24.2020 Anticipation…is making me wait

Wait for Spring, of course.  But I usually share some image of a wildflower from the past when winter is on the wane and Spring is around the corner, although our Painted Trillium-Trillium undulatum is still about two months away. … Continue reading

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11.20.2019 Wayback Wednesday…A bit of self-indulgence

I couldn’t do Wordless because I do want to say a bit.  This is probably my favorite of all my flower images.  Of course, it is also my favorite flower. For years it was part of my Gravatar but I … Continue reading

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10.05.2019 The Aforementioned Pitcher Plant

It’s getting late in the year and as I walked around the boardwalk in Hawley Bog, I noticed that the majority of purple pitcher plants were drying up in anticipation of their winter’s rest.  I was about to give up … Continue reading

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09.12.2019 The Lovely Fringed Gentian

Painted trillium in the Spring, too many to have a favorite in Summer, and these in the Autumn.  I always look forward to Greater Fringed Gentian-Gentianopsis crinita flowers.  I checked on the ones I find in North Quabbin last weekend, … Continue reading

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09.03.2019 Chicory

The subject of roadside weeds the other day brought up some similarities between Wild Lettuce-Lactuca spp and Chicory-Cichorium intybus. Wild Lettuce is a native while Chicory is alien.  Both are prolific, can be added to salads (among other things),  have … Continue reading

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09.02.2019 Mum’s the word Monday

Well, not really “a day” but I’m feeling quiet tonight. Another Meadow-bottle Gentian I was told about by a FB friend. The more red/purple blooms are a bit different than any I’ve seen before.

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08.22.2019 I can’t stop with the water-lilies.

They are irresistible, I think. And with many other things, are all just a bit different. I liked the subtle warm glow reflecting off the inner petals. This flower was absolutely gorgeous and deserving of a portrait. Both shots were … Continue reading

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08.18.2019 Blue Curls

I was unaware of these little beauties until I was looking for dragonflies at Atkins Reservoir last week (the same day as the Golden Hedge-hyssop landscapes) and happened upon them. They are from a few inches to two feet tall … Continue reading

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08.04.2019 Hooded Skullcap at Moosehorn Pond

Last year I mistook these for a monkey flower.  This year I know better. I guess from a distance they look the same, but close up there is an obvious difference. The pink water-lilies are still going strong as well … Continue reading

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