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10.10.2021 Silent Sunday-Gentian Finale

Greater Fringed Gentian-Gentianopsis crinita

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10.09.2021 Silken Mobile

We allow quite a number of milkweed plants to line our driveway with other plants as well. I’ve been looking at this one pod waiting for the right time to make an image of the seeds hanging and yesterday noticed … Continue reading

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09.15.2021 Sunrise Pod

A short time before photographing the Sulphur on Monday, I wandered around the meadow looking for milkweed silk shots.  Made a bunch but so far prefer this one that is just starting to split.  The sun was just cresting the … Continue reading

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09.13.2021 Like shooting fish in a barrel

Here’s an open bloom of our Fringed Gentians in the yard. Fringed Gentian- Gentianopsis crinita I purchased two of these from Nasami Farm two years ago and, as my yard soil is heavy with clay and they prefer well drained … Continue reading

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09.05.2021 Silent Sunday

Spotted Touch-me-not aka Jewelweed-Impatiens capensis

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09.02.2021 Three on Thursday

For my last yard shoot of August I visited our large clump of New England American Aster- Symphyotrichum novae-angliae and was happy to have a few subjects to photograph. The first was this tiny bee. Small Carpenter Bee- Ceratina sp, possibly a … Continue reading

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08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday-Bug Relief

A quick post for those who are not bug fans and completion of the Two-fer. While looking for a specific flower that I mentioned yesterday, I came across this Closed Gentian-Gentiana clausa growing at Glauco Pond. This was made shortly … Continue reading

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08.17.2021 Texture Tuesday

I just had a few moments yesterday for photography so went to the localest wildlife refuge,  the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley. It is actually quite large, spanning the length of the Connecticut River from … Continue reading

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08.15.2021 Sunday Silence

A peaceful post and a change of pace from all the insects…but one. Pink White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata with a side of Water-lily Leaf Beetle-Galerucella nymphaeae. I didn’t see the beetle until on the display in Lightroom.  They are quite common. … Continue reading

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08.08.2021 Big Bluestem Dewdrops In Brickyard Meadow

One of the results from the time spent in the “office” yesterday. It’s difficult to find just the right composition in the chaos of the meadow. Even more difficult to get every drop sharp and some are a little soft … Continue reading

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