Tag Archives: Brickyard

04.25.2021 Painted Turtles on a Log

Yesterday afternoon I set out to photograph turtles.  I don’t usually shoot mid-afternoon but they like to bask in the sun and morning at this time of the year is too cool. I found them in a couple of places … Continue reading

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07.04.2014 Swamp Rose

Here’s another flower from yesterday’s walk through the Brickyard Conservation Area in Amherst.  There were many of these blooms but very few that hadn’t been battered by the rains.  And after last night’s thunder storms I imagine any that weren’t … Continue reading

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07.03.2014 Common St. Johnswort

This morning followed a heavy rain, so I wasn’t expecting too much.  Most of the plants were bent over and looking generally bedraggled.  But a few stood up to the weather and one was Common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum) which … Continue reading

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