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05.21.2022 Happy Dewy Saturday Morning

The day started with light fog and a slight mist but no breeze which makes for a happy flower photographer. My first stop was to look for lady’s slippers and more painted trilliums in Shutesbury which was moderately successful.  Plenty … Continue reading

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05.18.2022 Wordless Wednesday II-Red Trillium Noir

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05.16.2022 FOY Painted Trillium

We had a bit of rain yesterday, sometimes a drizzle and others a shower, and in the morning I headed out hoping to find a few Painted Trilliums-Trillium undulatum to marvel at and photograph. One of the pleasures in observing … Continue reading

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05.13.2022 Bird-foot Posey

Bird-foot Violet-Viola pedata is named for the shape of its leaves, a couple of which you can see beneath the uppermost bloom.  Always a favorite spring wildflower.

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05.10.2022 Trillium Tuesday

I am not sure I can be as prolific with trilliums as frogs but I’ll give it a shot. I am fortunate that these White Trilliums-Trillium grandiflorum are thriving in my small woods. I can wander out every morning to … Continue reading

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05.09.2022 Marsh Marigold

Not actually a marigold, which is in the Aster family, Marsh Marigolds are wetland plants, often found growing in wet mucky locations such as swamps, fens, and of course marshes. Caltha palustris is a member of the Buttercup family and … Continue reading

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05.03.2022 You don’t always get what you want-2

I set out yesterday morning with the hopes of finding some Fringed Polygala in Lawrence Swamp’s pine woods here in town. Not a sign of them although I have found some on this date in May in the past. But … Continue reading

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04.26.2022 Britches hung out to dry

Artistic license with the spelling.   Dutchman’s Breeches-Dicentra cucullaria, growing near Gunn Ledges. Because of their hanging and tenuous grip on the stem these are hard to catch still. 1/6 sec at ISO 400 and f/11 captured them fairly sharp. … Continue reading

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04.25.2022 Ledge Flower Bouquet

Near the waterfall I shared last week are ledges that offer several species of wildflowers to enjoy and photograph. Among the first is Early Small-flowered Saxifrage-Micranthes virginiensis.  Small-flowered is accurate as the flowers are between a quarter and third of … Continue reading

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04.24.2022 Celandine Poppy- Stylophorum diphyllum

This was going to be a “Silent Sunday” post but figured I’d say a little about it.  This popped up in my yard without a deposit slip.  No idea where it came from but they are nice medium-sized yellow flowers.  … Continue reading

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