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06.02.2020- Corona Lady’s Slipper

The nose knows that you can’t be too careful out there.

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05.29.2020-2 One of the Aforementioned Pink Lady’s Slippers in White

Just a basic portrait.  There were only two this year of these white variants and I just went for the glamour shot. There’s another location where I might find some others and will see if there is something a bit … Continue reading

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07.22.2019 Downy Rattlesnake Plantain closeup

Not a full frame of one bloom, but this was as close as the 180 with two tubes could get and still focus. The 100 might have got closer but the lens you have with you is your best lens … Continue reading

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07.20.2019 Return to Lawrence Swamp Meadow

We can access this meadow with a short hike on a path that starts at Station Road in Amherst and forks in some pines.  One direction goes more easterly and joins the Jan Dizard Trail and eventually the Robert Frost … Continue reading

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06.05.2019-2 More lady’s slippers

On a less bittersweet note… One day last week the call of the lady’s slippers was still strong.  It usually lasts as long as they do and I try to visit as many as I am able. This is a … Continue reading

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05.22.2019 What a surprise!

I’ve been planting native wildflowers in our small wooded area in the backyard for a few years meeting with mixed results.The trilliums have done well but not so the lady’s slippers. A few weeks ago I purchased a Yellow Lady’s … Continue reading

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09.27.2018 Late summer orchids

Ladies’ Tresses, in this case Nodding, are fairly small and you might not take them for an orchid on first notice. A closer look makes it more evident.  Earlier this month, while I was visiting the site where I find … Continue reading

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07.10.2016 Steve and the Giant Purple Pitcher Plant

We’ve needed rain and got a little this morning while I was at Hawley Bog. Very little.  But that didn’t stop me from getting soaked.  The bushes and tall grass were leaning over the boardwalk and heavy with the mist/drizzle … Continue reading

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06.12.2016 The annual Grass Pink image

I think we must all be a little sadder today.  I will never understand how someone can take it upon themselves to extinguish the life of another, much less in the numbers that were lost early this morning in Orlando. … Continue reading

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05.31.2016 A lovely lady’s backside

While many folks rail against our current level of political correctness, I don’t usually have a problem with it and try my best to be as least offensive as possible.  But I do occasionally falter and today’s title is a … Continue reading

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