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More Spring Surprises! April 27, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.
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Lots of wildflowers popping up these days, some showy and obvious, some tiny and subtle.  Here’s a selection from my ride home from work.



Red Trillium:

red trillium

Little White Guys (a.k.a. “weeds:”)

little white guys

…and marsh marigolds:

marsh marigolds


Images From My Day. May 11, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Got to Hawley Bog by mid-morning, in time to feed the black flies. Yes, it’s May here too, and May means Mayflies, blackflies, les mouche noires. Voracious little bastards who will find a way through any discontinuity in your clothing to exact their pound of flesh (well, ok, a “pound” is exaggerating a bit, but they take a piece away and leave a bloody hole, so I’m not fond of them.)

But I got down on my belly and I took some pictures anyway:

I don’t know what kind of plant this is, but it was valiantly attempting to erect a solar collector above the saturated plane of the sphagnum moss, and Little Plant, I Salute You!

Then off to deliver Ultimate Spawn to her Mom’s house for a couple days, with a return trip through pastoral Shelburne. Here’s a view of a mowing field with violets erupting in a sea of dandelions:

…and along the way, a patch of Marsh Marigolds in a wetland, with a guest thinning out the pollen:

It was a beautiful day despite the bugs.