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Willow Maize

While most of the buds on this willow tree were still quite fluffily plush, a few on one branch were already beginning to pop into bright yellow, corn-shaped flowers.

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Pucker up

About the size of a cherry tomato, this Common persimmon (Diospyrus virginiana) was nestled among the leaf litter along the path between the park and the library. Falling from what seems like an inordinately high canopy (guessing 50-60 feet up), … Continue reading

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Striking gold

Couldn’t help but think of Carl Sagan’s “billions and billions of stars” when taking a closer look at this goldenrod (Solidago), which was growing not far from the cattails. Its yellow rays blazed even brighter against the backdrop of a … Continue reading

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Imitation of Life

Perhaps not quite up to the ‘grand impersonator’ level of the Lyrebird (see video link below), the Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is still a very talented imitator of life. This one had nice stage presence near the top of a … Continue reading

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I Am Luminous (Yellow)

This single bloom of yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta) was the star attraction of one of the shady, wooded paths recently, its fat cloverleaves providing something of a background green screen for the canary-colored character.

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