Tag Archives: Amherst

06.06.2021 Silent Sunday-Swamp Oak Leaf with Dew

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06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

This morning I visited the wet meadow where I often find two species of native orchids.  But…usually they are not in flower until mid-June.  I was lucky and found both flowering early albeit the Grass Pink which will follow was … Continue reading

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05.29.2021 More of the Yellow Lady’s Slippers

I don’t think I’ll be posting quite as many of these as I do of the Painted Trilliums, but I guess it depends on how many I come across.  These are on another private property location shared with me by … Continue reading

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05.28.2021 Frog Friday-A feeble attempt

The bullfrogs are back in healthy numbers in Poor Farm Swamp.  Most were not in a good position for photography, lounging under the shrubs and grasses that grow along the banks of the ponds but all the mating sounds were … Continue reading

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05.23.2021 Dutch Bonnets

Yesterday morning my mission was to visit a dependable spot for pink lady’s slippers and especially the white variant of Cypripedium acaule. Unfortunately, this year the number of plants there is lower than usual and there were no white flowers, … Continue reading

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05.21.2021 Moulan Rouge

Our tree peonies are in full blossom now in advance of the herbaceous varieties we have. I grew interested in them when we bought our home and we planted one with huge flowers…the size of a sandwich plate.  That one … Continue reading

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05.18.2021 Probably not even once in a blue moon

After shooting the two images that I posted on Silentish Sunday of the sunrise on South Maple Street I was planning to climb up a local mountain looking for some yellow lady’s slippers.  On the way I drove by the … Continue reading

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05.07.2021 White Trillium

From the backyard wild spot-Trillium grandiflorum

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05.02.2021 Silent Sunday-The Crack of Dawn

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04.27.2021 Turtle Tuesday

I don’t get to photograph many species of turtles so this probably won’t be a regular thing.  But often when I say something like that more happens so we’ll see. These were also sunning last Saturday as i walked the … Continue reading

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