Tag Archives: High Ledges

10.16.2020 Fabulous Frog Friday Flashback For Frog Fans

I gave my usual frog haunts a couple of looksees at the end of the vacation week and found only one in a not very attractive setting.  Not even Photoshop could make it share worthy so to the archives we … Continue reading

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07.13.2020 Wood Lily

I mentioned to Ann Mackay the other day that we have two very colorful wild and native lilies locally.  The Canada Lily, featured in that post, and the Wood Lily-Lilium philadelphicum featured today.  This is a shot from 2009 that … Continue reading

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06.07.2020 As promised

As I mentioned yesterday, I did find a more local plant but I was well late.  It is good to know where to find it next year though.  In the meantime, here’s a shot from 2007 that’s a nice memory. … Continue reading

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05.27.2019 Three more of the loverlies

Unlike the claim I made for Atherton Brook images, I won’t say these are the last.  They are pretty hard to resist and there is always something a little different.  Subtleties don’t always get notice though. Two heads are better … Continue reading

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05.27.2015 The pinks get their due too

After making the image of the Yellow Lady’s Slipper the other day, I found this nice pair of Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripdium acaule).  They are more abundant here but also not as easily isolated.  This pair made it a bit … Continue reading

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05.25.2015 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

There are certain wildflowers that I try to visit every year.  The Painted Trilliums probably top the list, but not far behind are the Yellow Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium parviflorum).  I am not sure if they are naturally occurring in this … Continue reading

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01.24.2014 Wool Sower

Steve Schwartzman brought up the subject of galls in his recent blog post of an Oak Gall.  Most often they are just a plain lump or roundish growth found on a leaf or stem.  Many species of plants are gall … Continue reading

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09.20.2014 The forecast missed it by that much……

When I went to bed last night, the forecast was for a clear night followed by a sunny Saturday.  There is a scenic near High Ledges I have wanted to capture at sunrise for a while and that was the … Continue reading

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06.04.2014 Double Lighting on a Lovely Lady

Possibly my last Lady’s Slipper post for the season.  Unless I find something special like this.  Usually I find Lady’s Slippers early in the am before the sun has hit the sky which keeps the breezes under control and the … Continue reading

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05.31.2014 A successful hike

I overslept this morning again.  This is getting to be a bad habit.  Too bad too because the sky to the north looked fabulous in a soft pastel way.  But that was not my goal for today. I almost went … Continue reading

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