Tag Archives: Wildflowers

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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09.13.2021 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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09.08.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Greater Fringed Gentian

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09.05.2021 Silent Sunday

Spotted Touch-me-not aka Jewelweed-Impatiens capensis

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08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday-Bug Relief

A quick post for those who are not bug fans and completion of the Two-fer. While looking for a specific flower that I mentioned yesterday, I came across this Closed Gentian-Gentiana clausa growing at Glauco Pond. This was made shortly … Continue reading

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08.15.2021 Sunday Silence

A peaceful post and a change of pace from all the insects…but one. Pink White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata with a side of Water-lily Leaf Beetle-Galerucella nymphaeae. I didn’t see the beetle until on the display in Lightroom.  They are quite common. … Continue reading

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07.09.2021-2 Beewolf not Beowulf

Although some bees might consider this a monster of Grendel proportions, it is not quite as hideous.  Beewolf larvae eat bee larvae but the adults just sup on nectar which is most likely why we are witnessing this shot. Hump-backed … Continue reading

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07.03.2021 Natural Fireworks

This Canada Lily-Lilium canadense resembles the fireworks some of us will see this weekend. I was hoping to visit these at Hawley Bog today but we are in the midst of a somewhat steady rain so I’ll have to put … Continue reading

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06.21.2021 Macro Monday-Dance of the Swamp Candles

Swamp Candles, aka Swamp Yellow Loosestrife-Lysimachia terrestris, is a wetland plant that I often find in the field I visit to photograph Rose Pogonias and Grass Pinks. Years ago I had a friend who took part in an activity called … Continue reading

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06.20.2021 Summer Sunday-Indian Cucumber Root

As the name implies, the root, really a tuber, is edible and tastes like a cucumber…although I personally have not yanked one out of the ground to munch upon it.  I am relying on the report in good faith. The … Continue reading

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