Tag Archives: native wildflowers

08.02.2016 More Surface Tension

The white water lily flower exhibited a bit of surface tension at the end of one petal.  Here is a water lily pad that is giving two great examples of that phenomenon. I found two pads like this with the … Continue reading

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07.12.2016 A piece of the puzzle

The puzzle is the wide expanse of what makes up our world.  Sometimes larger than life in our limited human experience and sometimes much smaller than our imagination can conjure.  In between can be found many levels for observation as … Continue reading

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07.11.2016 Canada Lily big and small

Yesterday brought us some much needed rain.  Not a lot, but anything is appreciated and we did get intermittent showers.  I had thought about going to Hawley Bog as mentioned yesterday but the threat of rain made me think of … Continue reading

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07.10.2016 Steve and the Giant Purple Pitcher Plant

We’ve needed rain and got a little this morning while I was at Hawley Bog. Very little.  But that didn’t stop me from getting soaked.  The bushes and tall grass were leaning over the boardwalk and heavy with the mist/drizzle … Continue reading

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06.22.2016 Smaller Forget-me-not

Smaller Forget-me-not (Mysotis laxa), is one of seven species of Mysotis found in New England, only two of which are native.

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05.31.2016 A lovely lady’s backside

While many folks rail against our current level of political correctness, I don’t usually have a problem with it and try my best to be as least offensive as possible.  But I do occasionally falter and today’s title is a … Continue reading

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09.09.2015 Fringed Gentian Bud

Thank you to all for contributing to the discussion yesterday.  It was great to hear your opinions.  I appreciate that you support my vision. After leaving the pond, I visited the nearby site where I photographed Greater Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis … Continue reading

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