Tag Archives: Chesterfield Gorge

05.15.2021 Stair-step Moss

Although quite abundant this was my first encounter with Hylocomium splendens. Branched and strongly textured it is not at all like a ball of soft fiber that we often see and is more of a mat on the forest floor. … Continue reading

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05.13.2021 Trillium Thursday 2

This is what will likely be the first of a few Painted Trillium-Trillium undulatum posts. For those of you who have been visitors to the blog over the years you know it is a personal favorite and the highlight of … Continue reading

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05.12.2021 Water Wednesday-Chesterfield Gorge

Note the lack of “fall” after water.  I had intended to post the waterfall I visited on Monday, it is really more a couple of cascades, but decided it wasn’t working.  At least not at this point in time. Rocks … Continue reading

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11.12.2019 Flow and Splash

A couple of studies of water in motion. A lot of experimentation takes place when making these.  The speed of the flow is not quite the same from place to place and time to time so no one exposure is … Continue reading

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04.01.2017 Scaly Chanterelle and an Orange Chanteuse.

Lots of good April Fool’s stuff going around, but that’s not in my wheelhouse, as they say, so I’ll just post something more summery on this snowy, slushy April 1st. Turbinellus kauffmanii fka Gomphus kauffmanii fka Cantharellus kauffmanii-Kauffman’s Scaly Chantarelle … Continue reading


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03.08.2015 Summer Orange

Today was so confusing.  There was a glimmer of a sunrise, followed by the sky becoming quite overcast by late morning.  Murphy and I went for a walk and a snow squall popped by for a short visit.  This afternoon … Continue reading

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09.09.2014 All of me…why not take all of me?

My holy grail for the late summer is the Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita).  If I find one you will see why.  Or maybe you already have seen them and know why.  However, the calendar says it is still a bit … Continue reading

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