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11.10.2021 Isolated Light

Another day, another local conservation area visit.  This time I returned to Sweet Alice where I shared the foliage and island a short time ago.  This time I never left the parking lot as I was after frost yet again.  … Continue reading

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11.09.2021 And just a few feet away

from the maintenance shed was this nicely shaped Red Oak pup trying its hardest to grow into a big tree.  As with MacLeod Field, this area is regularly mowed so this tree may not gain its maturity but now that … Continue reading

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11.08.2021 Almost Monochrome Monday

I considered converting to black and white but like the coolness of the frost.  In some cases one color is acceptable to still be considered monochrome but this has some brown as well.  Some folks like to present images in … Continue reading

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11.07.2021 Autumn Frost

This could be the start of something.  We’ve had a few frosts in the past week but yesterday was my first opportunity to do something beside scraping the windshield. Frosted Red Oak Leaves in MacLeod Field.

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10.19.2021 Another Bindweed manifestation

Not a moment’s consideration of converting this one to black and white.  I went to visit a local conservation area for the first time in a long time, more on that tomorrow, and as I walked in I noticed this … Continue reading

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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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