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10.18.2022 Another foggy day

And I ain’t complaining.  Likely never will. I just had a four-day weekend and every day was fog laden.  I wasn’t able to take advantage on Friday but the next three were lovely with yesterday’s fog followed by off and … Continue reading

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10.17.2022 A blast from the not too distant past

On one of my trips to East Leverett Meadow, the same day as the recent tendril and drop post, I happened across this pretty bindweed flower below some popped milkweed pods (my original photographic quarry).  I posted a similar flower … Continue reading

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10.12.2022 Garden Floss

For several years now Mary Beth has agreed to our having milkweed line our driveway as well as grow at the side of the house.  The last few she has allowed it into her vegetable garden and we have about … Continue reading

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10.10.2022 American Burnweed

I posted a bud with bee a little while back but this showcases a bud with bloom.  That’s a lot of seeds and might explain why this qualifies for “weedship” as it has spread all over the side yard where … Continue reading

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09.06.2022 Autumn Orchid

Nodding Ladies’ Tresses-Spiranthes cernua Technically it is still summer, but there is a bit of Autumn in the air, a few leaves are changing color, not many but a few, and late season flowers are in bloom, like goldenrod and … Continue reading

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08.23.2022 Two-fer Tuesday

I hadn’t planned on doing a two-fer post but decided to share a wildflower.  I have been stressing insects rather than flowers this summer so thought I should post one.  Maybe more to come. These aptly named Meadow Beauties are … Continue reading

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08.20.2022 Syrphid Saturday

Don’t I wish that Syrphid Saturday could become an ongoing series. That would take some doing as, although there are over 900 Syrphid species in the U.S., as of yet I’ve only seen a handful in the yard and elsewhere. … Continue reading

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08.06.2020 Who’s been eating my buttonbush?

Promethea Silkmoths is who. After shooting the Swamp Spreadwing at Gauco Pond I went to Branch Bridge Road hoping for dragons or damsels.  But all I got was this chance to photograph Promethea Silkworm moth larvae-Callosamia promethea. This first was … Continue reading

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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 Silky Dogwood

A bit different in appearance from the dogwoods we are most familiar with, this shrub produces blue berries, not blueberries, that birds are quite happy to consume. Silky Dogwood-Cornus amomum aka Swida amomum. I photographed these in the same field … Continue reading

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