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04.02.2019 Massachusetts’ state flower- Mayflower

Although one of its two recognized common names, the other is Trailing Arbutus, Mayflowers don’t actually wait to show up in May. This is an image from April 14, 2012. There have already been reports of these being found in … Continue reading

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03.22.2019 The Breeches are Coming

It’ll still be about three weeks before they show up.  Although the Berkshires and Adirondacks may see snow today, for us it’s just a Spring shower. Dicentra cucullaria-Dutchman’s Breeches

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02.21.2019 S.A.D.

Yup, I have finally succumbed and am well over Winter.  Bring on Spring and soon. I did not venture out last weekend (I do have a weather related excuse for two of the days) but I am not sure if … Continue reading

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01.05.2019 Harbinger

But what is being harbinged? Skunk Cabbage-Symplocarpus foetidus is an early adopter of spring so one might think it indicates the arrival of that season.  But this was on January 2nd.  Just a wee bit early for anything to be … 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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09.20.2018 Gentian Farewell

Probably my last gentian image for the year, although I have yet to photograph a bottle/closed gentian.  

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09.16.2018 Quabbin Hill Goldenrod Landscape

The fog wasn’t quite as thick as advertised but still enough for some ambiance.  These showy goldenrods are not as large a patch as it appears, but I got close to them and the wide angle gives a much larger … Continue reading

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