Tag Archives: Gunn Ledges

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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04.22.2021-2 More Dutchman’s Breeches

I am always happy to find these and this particular bunch makes a nice natural bouquet.

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04.19.2021 Blood-root

It’s always been Bloodroot to me, but when I checked out GoBotany it didn’t show up…these computers are so picky. So I searched the latin name…Sanguinaria canadensis, and discovered it now has a hyphen.  There is a plant they list … Continue reading

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04.18.2021 A nice Sunday find

I wasn’t expecting to find any open Red Columbine-Aquilegia canadensis blooms quite yet and most all that I saw were tight buds.  But while photographing something else I noticed these tucked into a corner. Only the one was fully open … Continue reading

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04.17.2021-2 Maidenhair Spleenwort with a side of Eastern Small-flowered Saxifrage

I’ve not posted this species of fern before.  It’s one of my favorite ferns if only for saying its name…Maidenhair Spleenwort.  🙂 Asplenium trichomanes grows on a variety of rocky surfaces. In this case they are on some sandstone ledges … Continue reading

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04.13.2021 Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

And on the leaves of this Wood Aster-Eurybia sp. I’ll figure out the species later this year when it grows a bit larger and has flowers.  Too soon to tell, for me anyway. I was photographing a few things on … Continue reading

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03.29.2021 Monochrome Monday-Bloodroot Bud with Dew

I visited the spot where I usually shoot these yesterday morning.  I was hoping for some sign of early spring but nothing doing. It was cold, breezy, overcast, and threatening to rain at any moment.  I guess you could say … Continue reading

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03.17.2021 Wordless Wednesday-one month to go

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02.28.2020 Friday Flashback – More Anticipation

Amongst our earliest spring ephemerals are the hepaticas, in this case Blunt-lobed-Anemone americana…aka-Round-lobed. Once open, the flower is one of a few colors, white, blue, purple, or pink. Hepatica has been used as a herbal remedy for a variety of … Continue reading

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