Category Archives: Wildflowers

09.27.2018 Late summer orchids

Ladies’ Tresses, in this case Nodding, are fairly small and you might not take them for an orchid on first notice. A closer look makes it more evident.  Earlier this month, while I was visiting the site where I find … Continue reading

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09.20.2018 Gentian Farewell

Probably my last gentian image for the year, although I have yet to photograph a bottle/closed gentian.  

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09.11.2018 Sunday afternoon…to the Gentians again!

I had a bit of a conflict on Sunday afternoon.  Mary Beth and I both enjoy watching football (American) and especially the Patriots. But Sunday afternoon saw bright overcast skies with occasional outbreaks of sunlight.  Gentians require midday sunlight to … Continue reading

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09.09.2018 Greater Fringed Gentian Buds

Hard to believe it’s that time of year already.  Not quite foliage time but I have seen changes starting, especially on some maples, already and this morning we actually have a chill in the air.  I could see my breath … Continue reading

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04.28.2017 Return of the Red Wake Robin

This time while lying on the ground with the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm macro. AKA Red Trillium-Trillium erectum, this one, and a few others, lived up to the species name by standing erect.  Most often they droop as you see … Continue reading

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09.09.2016-Floral Friday Fern-leaved False Foxglove

How’s that for alliteration?  The hyphen saved me.  🙂 I photograph these annually in the Quabbin Park.  The first time I found them I climbed some rocks to get at the plant which wasn’t easy and even a bit risky. … Continue reading

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07.30.16 White Water Lily

July has flown by.  So much has been going on in general and with Bentley in particular.  The adoption became official last Sunday when we signed the papers after spending the month as fosters.  He has settled in very well … Continue reading

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