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06.30.2022 Snakemouth!

Rose Pogonia-Pogonia ophioglossoides. AKA Beardflower for obvious reasons. Another dewy day at MacLeod Field.

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06.23.2022 Daisy Fleabane

This has been a great year for Daisy or Annual Fleabane-Erigeron annuus and especially here in the yard.  Everywhere locally really.  It attracts a fair number of insects besides those wonderful hover flies. We had rain most of the day … Continue reading

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06.20.2022 Monochromatic Macro Monday-Tendril

Walking at the Brickyard Conservation Area this morning, I saw a lot of subjects for abstract or intimate images. I certainly didn’t set out with this visualized on my way there and it was the last image I made before … Continue reading

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06.19.2022 As with the PT’s so with the GP’s

There are a lot of Grass Pinks right now and it’s pretty hard to say “Well, I’ve already shot a bunch” when there are so many and different enough to keep making images. Kind of like the Painted Trilliums or … Continue reading

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06.16.2022 Two Ponds, Two Firsts…well four really

On Monday I shot the damselfly, which was a first of that species for me.  But just before that I made an image of a Large Cranberry-Vaccinium macrocarpon flower for the first time. I had seen some of the berries … Continue reading

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06.13.2022 Texture and Tension (Surface…the good kind)

Sometimes the frog journey provides other subjects.  Yesterday at Moosehorn Pond I heard but saw no frogs.  Not surprising as it was a moderately chilly morning.  However the lily pads are up and one or two had accompanying blooms. This … Continue reading

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06.11.2022 It’s that time of year again.

Well there are a few subjects that could have a post titled as such.  In this case it’s Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus. There were quite a nice number of them along the path in MacLeod Field and also in the taller … Continue reading

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06.10.2022 Forb Friday

So a different ‘F’ alliteration. I have a few other frog shots but am not really impressed with them thus it’s on to another subject. Common Cinquefoils-Potentilla simplex started lining our sidewalk a few years ago so the mower spares … Continue reading

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05.30.2022 Macro Monday Madame’s Mocs

Yesterday morning was a lady’s slipper extravaganza.  This appears to be a very good year for them and this is my third location, near Dean Brook, with more than a dozen to choose  from. In all three spots they are … Continue reading

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05.28.2022 Wet and Wild

From the same morning as the pair I posted last week, these two attracted my attention for the way to were paired and the light filtering through a gap in the undergrowth on the wet leaves. As with many white … Continue reading

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